PubMed e-mail workaround

If you follow the Library’s link to PubMed and then want to e-mail citations, you will see an error message that will not allow you to proceed:

Screenshot of PubMed e-mail error

This is caused by the reCAPTCHA that is now required to send e-mails from PubMed not working nicely with our EZproxy system. Unfortunately, there are no plans for PubMed to make changes that will allow this functionality to work correctly when using a link to PubMed that goes through EZproxy.

If you want to e-mail articles from PubMed, you can go directly to, perform your search, and then e-mail the articles with no problem. Unfortunately, you will lose some of the features our link to PubMed offers, such as turning on our WebBridge LR Link Resolver to check for the availability of articles in all citations in PubMed.

However, if you use the e-mail function frequently and are therefore going to PubMed directly, there are a couple of options that will help you regain some of these features lost by not using our link.

First, if you use Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Brave, or Vivaldi browsers, you can install the LibKey Nomad extension that makes getting to the full text of articles super easy in PubMed. Check out our LibKey Nomad LibGuide for more information.

Second, you can sign up for a My NCBI account. Once you have done this, there is a setting you can change that will turn on our WebBridge LR Link Resolver icons in PubMed. More information about this setting and a video walkthrough is available on our WebBridge LR Link Resolver LibGuide.

If you need help with this or any other Library resources, please contact us.

March Faculty Publications

A new selection of articles have been added to the Faculty Publications display in the Ische Library. These eight articles, as well as all of the articles in our Faculty Publications database, are authored by at least one member of our research community here at LSUHSC-New Orleans. Each month the Library is proud to present copies of eight of these publications in a rotating display of 16.

1. Abualkhair WH, Zhou M, Ahnen D, Yu Q, Wu XC, Karlitz JJ. Trends in incidence of early-onset colorectal cancer in the united states among those approaching screening age. JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3(1):e1920407.

2. Gunaldo TP, Augustus-Wallace A, Denise Schilling D, Marquita Hicks M, Goumas A, Levitzky E. Gaining an understanding of interprofessional roles and responsibilities among pre-professional health students. (HIP&E) Hlth Interprofessional Pract Ed. 2020;4(1):eP119-1-8.

3. Keane C, Fearnhead NS, Bordeianou L, Christensen P, Espin Basany E, Laurberg S, Mellgren A, Messick C, Orangio GR, Verjee A, Wing K, Bissett I, LARS International Collaborative Group. International consensus definition of low anterior resection syndrome. Colorectal Dis. 2020;.

4. Mouton AJ, El Hajj EC, Ninh VK, Siggins RW, Gardner JD. Inflammatory cardiac fibroblast phenotype underlies chronic alcohol-induced cardiac atrophy and dysfunction. Life Sci. 2020;245117330.

5. Plessl D, Salomon B, Haydel A, Leonardi C, Bronstone A, Dasa V. Rapid versus standard recovery protocol is associated with improved recovery of range of motion 12 weeks after total knee arthroplasty. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2020;.

6. Stewart T, Zea A, Aviles D. Expression of the IL-2R in human podocytes and the effect of activation on autophagy and apoptosis. Fetal Pediatr Pathol. 2020;1-9.

7. Sugarman OK, Bachhuber MA, Wennerstrom A, Bruno T, Springgate BF. Interventions for incarcerated adults with opioid use disorder in the united states: A systematic review with a focus on social determinants of health. PLoS One. 2020;15(1):e0227968.

8. Patterson CW, Stark M, Sharma S, Mundinger GS. Regeneration and expansion of autologous full-thickness skin through a self-propagating autologous skin graft technology. Clin Case Rep. 2019;7(12):2449-2455.

Publications cited in the Faculty Publications database are harvested weekly from a variety of sources, such as PubMedSCOPUS, and CINAHL, to name a few. In addition to articles they include books, book chapters, papers, editorials, letters to the editor, and meeting abstracts, all authored by at least one member of the LSUHSC-NO community. The database is maintained by Reference Librarian Kathy Kerdolff and is available to the general public here or via the Library’s webpage. For a PDF of a bibliography of this month’s additions,click here. If you have an article you would like us to highlight or if you have any questions regarding the display or the database, you can contact Kathy Kerdolff.

In New PubMed: FAQ & Tutorials

While this post is the last in the Library’s New PubMed series, the Library is here to assist. PubMed also has resources to help you navigate the New PubMed.

  1. From the New PubMed Homepage, select “FAQs & User Guide“.

2. Ctrl+F what you are looking for. If you use the search bar, it will bring you PubMed articles, not FAQ results. Under “Appendices” are tutorials.

3. Here you can find “Tutorials“.

If you need more assistance, please reach out to your Library!

In New PubMed: Subject Filters

With the rollout of new PubMed, some features have changed such as the location of pre-populated subject filters.

In old PubMed, on your results page you could limit your search to specific, popular subject areas relatively easily with a full listing of options.

In new PubMed, this functionality is buried under several clicks and does not have the full list of subject searches.

All previous subject filters still exist in new PubMed but have not been added to the results page. In order to access these pre-populated searches, you have to search the PubMed FAQs to find and to enable them.

Class on the New PubMed

The Library is hosting a class on the new PubMed!

The class will take place on Friday, February 7th from 10:30-11:30am in the Isché Library Computer Classroom (Room 405, Resource Center Building)

PubMed has recently introduced a new design that includes changes to its appearance and features. The Library class will teach you how to:

  • Activate the default filters or customize the filter menu.
  • Use the Results by Year graph to see trends in literature or refine your search results by publication year.
  • Use the Advanced search page to search for terms in a specific field, see the search details, review your search history and combine searched to create complex search strings.
  • Save your search results to a file, email your results to yourself or a colleague, or send your results to a clipboard, collection, or your NCBI My Bibliography.
  • Create an email alert.

Email or call 504-568-6100 to register.

Drop-ins welcome!

For more information on the new PubMed, check out our recent blog posts.

In New PubMed: Cite Button

The new PubMed has added a “Cite” button, which provides citations in multiple formats. This feature allows you to quickly cite a single article for copying & pasting or downloading.

The “Cite” button is located in two places:

1. On the results page.

2. In the article record.

In New PubMed: Search Details

With the rollout of new PubMed, some features have changed – such as where to view search details. In old PubMed, the details of a search were displayed on the results page; in new PubMed, they are on the Advanced page. For more information, see the video below.

In New PubMed: Date Filter

In the updated PubMed, the publication date filter has been updated.
Old PubMed had a prepopulated, text-based filter, while the new PubMed has an adjustable bar graph showing number of publications/year in the results.

New PubMed (above) Publication Date filter is more responsive and findable compared to the same feature in old PubMed (below).

In New PubMed: MeSH

Since new PubMed is here, you need to know about changes to the database, such as “how do I search subject headings now?”

In the new PubMed, the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Database can be found under the Explore column beneath the search box. The MeSH Database has not changed and still populates into Pubmed as before.

The New PubMed is Here

An updated version of PubMed is now available. The new PubMed will become the default in spring 2020 and will ultimately replace the legacy version. Improvements include better search functionality and more responsive design.

The full NLM Technical Bulletin article can be found here.

Source: Collins M. The New PubMed is Here. NLM Tech Bull. 2019 Nov-Dec;(431):e3.

Fixed: Link Resolver working in PubMed

UPDATE: The Link Resolver has been restored in PubMed and is working both on- and off-campus.

Now that it’s back up and running, be sure to check out our new one-click PDF feature described here.


The WebBridge Link Resolver is currently unavailable in PubMed. We will update as soon as the problem is fixed.

The link resolver is available in all other enabled databases, and you can find that list here.

If you need any assistance, please contact us.

PubMed: now with one-click PDFs!

Thanks to our subscription to BrowZine and their new tool LibKey Link, we are happy to announce that starting today for many articles in PubMed you can get to the PDF with just one click!

You will need to follow the link to PubMed with a special code that turns on our link resolver. When viewing the abstract of a particular citation, click our “Check Full Text” icon:

When available, you will be taken directly to the PDF of the article. If that is not possible, you will be brought instead to our WebBridge Link Resolver results page with the available options to retrieve that article.

If you are off-campus, you will be asked to authenticate either through OpenAthens or with your Library barcode and PIN.

For more information about BrowZine, see our LibGuide. We also have LibGuides available for Off Campus access, the link resolver, and OpenAthens.

Off Campus Access – 502 errors (resolved)

*Resolved Wednesday, August 23rd at 3:15pm*

We discovered this afternoon that Off Campus access to PubMed and to all EBSCOhost databases is returning a 502 error. Our IT support is working to resolve the issue, but we will probably be without off-campus access for the weekend. The same error appears when trying to access the databases through CITRIX.

Titles of individual journals through the catalog appear to be working. Please contact the Circulation Desk at either Library for additional help.


PubMed and security warnings

Today PubMed along with all NCBI sites permanently changed their web addresses to use the HTTPS protocol. Unfortunately, this is now prompting a security warning when using the Library’s off-campus link to PubMed. Although in this case there is no real danger in proceeding, you will need to add a security exception to your browser in order to get to PubMed.

For Chrome, first click “Advanced”


Then click the link that begins with “Proceed to…” in order to add the exception to Chrome:


In Internet Explorer, click the link “Continue to this website (not recommended)”:


In Firefox, first click the “Add Exception” button:


Then click “Confirm Security Exception” to add it to Firefox:


Finally, for those for whom Safari is your browser of choice, you just need to click the “Continue” button in the window that pops up:


If you need any help with this or other Library resources, do not hesitate to contact us.

Become a Better PubMed User

Teaching, clinic, committees, research, mentoring, continuing education, administrative duties: With all that on your plate, do you really have time for inefficient literature searches?

The November Library Lunchtime Learning presentation—PubMed Beyond the Basics—is designed to help you get the most out of the premier biomedical citation database. Join us and learn how to more effectively and efficiently search PubMed using advanced features such as Medical Subject Headings, filters, index terms, and the Related Citations and Clinical Queries functions to more easily find the research you need. In addition, we’ll show you how to personalize your PubMed experience via MyNCBI, which will allow you to create bibliographies, automated searches, and separate collections.

The session will be held once at the Dental Campus and once Downtown. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to  But remember, we always welcome drop-in attendees. We hope to see you there!

PubMed Beyond the Basics

November 5, 12-1 p.m.
Copping Room (2309), LSU School of Dentistry


November 18, 12-1 p.m.
Computer Laboratory, 4th floor Library, Resource Center Building