Library’s link to PubMed and emailing citations

April 4, 2024: 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 required to send emails from PubMed not working nicely with our EZproxy system. Since we now require logins on and off campus when following Library links, this will affect more people.

If you want to email citations from PubMed, follow this link:

This is also a good opportunity to check and see if you have the LibKey Nomad browser extension installed. When you have this add on, searching PubMed and getting to articles is super easy! If you use Chrome, Safari, Edge, Firefox, Brave, or Vivaldi browsers, you can install the LibKey Nomad extension and find articles effortlessly. It can also be installed in Chrome in your Citrix desktop. Check out our LibKey Nomad LibGuide for more information.

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

Issues with PubMed and myNCBI/PubMed login

If you follow the Library’s link to PubMed where you are asked to log in through EZproxy, please note there is a problem when attempting to log into your myNCBI/PubMed account using the third party/federated logins such as Google and After following the Library’s link to PubMed and then logging into your myNCBI/PubMed account, you will most likely encounter an error message or just a blank screen.

At present, the only login that will work if you use the Library’s link to PubMed is the old NCBI account login, but only if you went through the transition steps before this login option was phased out in June.

Screenshot of login options

If you did not transition this account, you will not be able to create a new one at this time.

Please remember that creating a myNCBI/PubMed account will not grant you access to journals. This account just provides the ability to save searches and create search alerts.

However, if you would like to use your myNCBI/PubMed account and have easy access to articles in journals the Library subscribes to, we recommend the following:

  • Install LibKey Nomad in your browser; it can be used in Chrome, Firefox, and Edge; you can also install LibKey Nomad in Chrome found in your Citrix desktop
  • Go directly to
  • Log in to your myNCBI/PubMed account using the federated method you choose (Google,, etc.)

With these above steps, you will have easy access to full text with LibKey Nomad yet still have the ability to work with your myNCBI/PubMed account.

Additionally, please note that we do not support the Research Institution login at this time. As a result, you will need to use one of the other login options listed for the myNCBI/PubMed account. We will update when there is a change to this.

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

My NCBI Login Transition

Change Login before June 1st, 2021

What’s happening?

NCBI is transitioning to federated account credentials. NCBI-managed credentials are the username and password you set at NCBI — these will be going away. Federated account credentials are those set through eRA Commons, Google, or a university or institutional point of access.

TIPS to Transition

How to add a 3rd-party login option

  1. Log into your NCBI account as usual.
    1. Click on your username in the upper right corner to access the NCBI Account Settings page.
    1. In the “Linked accounts” (old heading) section, select “Change”.
    1. In the search box, search for your desired 3rd-party option.
    1. Select the link for your desired option.
    1. Authenticate with the 3rd party.

Use PubMed? Then get LibKey Nomad!

It can be a struggle getting to articles when searching PubMed. Although we suggest you use our link to PubMed that turns on our link resolver, we know that’s not always the most convenient way. There is, however, a nifty little tool that makes getting articles in PubMed really easy.

LibKey Nomad is a handy browser plugin that enhances PubMed and brings the Library’s journal holdings to you. It is available for Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Vivaldi, and Brave browsers.

When installed, you will see PubMed come to life with new links to articles:

Screenshot of PubMed search results

You can get to articles directly from your search results, so no more clicking back and forth to view the abstract and then see if we have access to that article!

Installing LibKey Nomad is easy. Just start at and then choose your browser. Once you’ve installed it, search for LSU and then choose “LSU Health Sciences Center”:

Choose institution for LibKey Nomad.

Now you’re good to go and you’ll wonder how you ever searched PubMed without LibKey Nomad.

The benefits of LibKey Nomad are not exclusive to PubMed; if you search Scopus or Web of Science, this tool also works with those sites.

More information about setting up and using LibKey Nomad can be found on our LibGuide. However, if you need any information about this or any other Library resources please contact us.

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.