In this week’s exploration of the new ScienceDirect EBS Collection, we are spotlighting a category that should be of great interest to the LSUHSC community. Biochemistry, Genetics, and Molecular Biology is an offering of ebooks that contains topics some might consider essential to our mission. There are books on stem cells, tissue engineering, nutrition, and infectious diseases. There are several texts about epigenetics and its various applications, including cancer therapy and behavioral research. If you’re looking for something new on animal models and the care of laboratory animals, it’s in here. There are also books on professional development in this field you might want to explore.
The ScienceDirect EBS Collection provides full-text access to hundreds of books across a wide spectrum of disciplines. We are excited about this opportunity to review new and relevant books, some of which aren’t even available in print, with the possibility of adding them to our permanent electronic book collection. For the next seven months, you can browse and review books in your field of interest that you might not be able to explore elsewhere. And, at the end of the review period, we will be adding those books which receive the most hits. So please take some time to delve into this collection. Maybe you will find the perfect book – or books! – for your research needs.
Last week the announcement was made for the Nobel Prize in Physics and the winners had ties to LSU. With this exciting news, what better time to highlight the two categories relating to this field.
The Earth & Planetary Sciences category covers a wide range of topics, from volcanoes and sea levels to satellites and the universe before earth. There are books on public health issues in natural disasters, something we thankfully don’t have to focus on this week. And there are texts relating to environmental issues in oil and gas exploration.
In the Physics and Astronomy category you can find books on cybernetics and thermophysics, time and space and, of course the current hot topic from last week’s announcement, relativity and string theory.
Please take a moment to browse through the various categories in this collection from ScienceDirect. We will have access to these books until the end of June 2018. After then, we will retain only the books which have received the most use.
As we kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month, we decided to highlight the Biomedical Science and Medicine category of the ScienceDirect EBS Collection. But if you review this category yourself, you will see there is just so much more. In addition to books on the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, there are texts covering research and treatment of a wide variety of cancers and other diseases.
There are texts on better health through nutrition and the consequences of poor nutrition, such as obesity and disease. Ebooks relating to drug research and sports medicine are available alongside texts covering biostatistics and data analysis.
If you are interested in the evolution of healthcare education, there are several relevant and timely texts here you might find interesting. Books like The Transformation of Academic Health Centers: The Institutional Challenge to Improve Health and Well-Being in Healthcare’s Changing Landscape review the evolution of teaching hospitals and the changes necessary for us to stay successful and relevant.
Please take some time to peruse this collection. No matter what your discipline, you are sure to find something to peak your interest.
And keep in mind that these ebooks will only be available until the end of June 2018. Then we will be retaining access only to those texts which have received the most hits. And this category has quite a few books that are relevant to our needs here at LSUHSC. So dive in and explore!
This week marks the 55th anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. A revolutionary book of its time, Silent Spring was one of the first works to examine in depth the damage pesticides were doing to the environment. And, by sparking awareness of the dangers, virtually gave birth to the environmental movement, consequently leading to the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency.
What better time to spotlight the Environmental Science group of texts provided by the ScienceDirect EBS Collection available now. In this group you will find ebooks from 2013 to the present covering biodiversity and public health, radiation risk management, and one called Microbial Ecology and Health, which looks at infectious diseases from an holistic angle.
Please take some time to peruse the various categories of this collection. These ebooks are only available through June of 2018. After that, only the most-used selections will be added to our collection.
Among the varied categories of ebooks in the new ScienceDirect EBS Collection are a few that might not seem too relevant to our mission here at the medical school. Take the Computer Science category for example. Yes, there are some pretty IT-specific books that may not mesh with your particular specialty, but there are some real pearls in there as well. And, since September 18th is National IT Professionals Day, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to spotlight this category.
In this category you can find books on computational biology and computer applications for research data. If you are interested in cyber security, there are books on protecting patient information and accessing legacy data. And then there’s the Cloud.
So please take a moment to explore this category and see what’s there. And if you can, thank an IT professional for keeping us rocking and rolling!
Have you had a chance yet to review our new collection of ebooks from ScienceDirect? There are over 5000 titles, published between 2013 and 2017, across a wide range of disciplines. Every week we will be highlighting a different category in the Library blog.
Since this week coincides with National Suicide Prevention Week (September 10th – 16th), we have decided to focus on the Psychology category. In addition to books about suicide awareness, there are texts on addiction, psychopharmacology, and PTSD. You will also find a wealth of information ranging from animal-assisted therapy to computer-based applications to caregiver support. There are educational applications to learning, behavior modification, autism, and stress management.
These ebooks may only be available for the next year. After that, the best loved, most used titles will be added to our virtual collection. Please take a few moments to check out what’s available and maybe find the perfect text for you research needs.
This month the Isché Library is featuring some of our newest E-books on the New Books Display, located near the 3rd floor elevator. If you would like information on how to access E-books, the circulation staff would be happy to assist you.
These books and many more are available for online access.
Featured E-books from ScienceDirect EBS Collection:
The ScienceDirect EBS Collection is a group of e-books the LSUHSC Libraries have access to through June 2018. After that time, the most-used books will be added to the Libraries’ permanent collections.
Featured E-books from EBSCOhost:
EBSCOhost E-books may be printed, saved, or emailed one chapter at a time.
Featured E-books from Ovid:
Featured E-books from AccessMedicine:
AccessMedicine E-books may be printed one chapter at a time.
These are just some of the latest additions to our E-Book collection. E-Books can be accessed through our catalog and also through the various database links on our webpage.
This week we would like to highlight the Immunology and Microbiology category in our new ScienceDirect EBS Collection of ebooks. As with the majority of the categories, the publication dates range from 2013-2017 in this category and cover a wide range of applications. You will find texts on Avian Immunology, Zika, Ebola, and rabies, to name a few. There are also books on gene therapy, pediatric immunity, cancer research, and veterinary aspects.
Remember, we will have access to all of these titles through June 2018. After that, we will be adding the most used titles to our permanent ebook collection. Please explore this category and see what’s available and could be an asset to our virtual stacks.
This week we would like to highlight the Clinical/Specialty Medicine category of e-books in our new ScienceDirect EBS Collection. Remember, you can easily access this collection via the LibGuide link on the Library’s web page or click here. This category covers a wide range of topics, from pediatric and neonatal ailments to Alzheimer and diabetes issues. There are books on neurology, dialysis, liver functioning and more. As in all the categories, the dates range from 2013 to the present.
Feel free to explore the possibilities and you might find something you really need and maybe something we need to add to our permanent e-book collection. This is your chance to have an impact on what we decide to keep. We will review the usage at the end of the trial period (June 2018) and we will be keeping the most used texts, so please make use of this valuable resource.
As we announced last week, we have a special collection of EBooks from ScienceDirect available to the LSUHSC community. Now a LibGuide has been created to help you navigate this extensive collection and we are still adding titles! You can access the LibGuide from the left-hand column of the library’s web page or click here. The most relevant subject headings – such as “Neuroscience” and “Biomedical Science and Medicine” – have been completed and we are in the process of adding the rest of the collection.
On the right side of the LibGuide, the completed subjects are hyperlinked. Any subject headings that are not hyperlinked are still being processed and we hope to have them completed and hyperlinked by the middle of the week. Each subject is divided by the year of publication and then the titles are listed alphabetically. There are some titles in the collection that haven’t actually been published yet and will be added as they become available.
You can browse the varied topics and books in the guide. Clicking on the title will bring you to the full-text of that ebook. The guide is also searchable via the box at the upper right, but searching is limited to keywords in the title or authors’ names.
We will have access to this collection through June 2018. Afterwards, we will be adding the most used titles to our permanent collection. So please take some time to review the offerings and, if you see something you like, check it out. Your active input really counts!
Isché Library is pleased to announce the addition of the ScienceDirect EBS Collection. Spanning from 2013 to the present, this vast and varied collection encompasses a wide range of disciplines and provides access to over 5000 books, with more being added throughout the subscription period. The entire collection will be available through June of 2018. After that, we will be permanently adding those titles that show the most use.
We are still reviewing all of these titles and will be adding links for any duplicates of our print collection to the catalog, as well as adding catalog listings for the most relevant titles utilized by our patrons. In the meantime, you can access the collection at this link. Choose Books at the top of the home page, then choose Books and Subscription and complimentary from the two drop down menus above the list of titles. You can filter by subject on the left side of the screen.
The titles from this collection are also accessible through the AtoZ list.
We will be offering up tidbits and treasures from the collection over the next few weeks as we plumb the depths of the different subject headings within the collection. Please join us in this adventure and perhaps find some treasures of your own!
The issue with ScienceDirect has been fixed, so links in the Library Catalog, A to Z List, and link resolver should all now work correctly.
If you need assistance with any Library resources please contact us.
ScienceDirect and Scopus are expected to be offline and unavailable for approximately 19 hours beginning Saturday, August 25th, 2012 for scheduled maintenance for a new release.
What are the changes?áyou will see with this new release?
ScienceDirect: ?á?á?áEffortless access to relevant information thanks to a new design for journal article
and book chapter pages as well as improved user experience for RSS feeds, image
search, and other features.
Scopus: ?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?á?áEasy updates with Alerts Features functionality improvement.
Please click here to find out the details of the new features per each product.
The downtime ?áis expected to last from?á6:30 AM CST Saturday,?áAugust 25th – 1:30 AM CST, Sunday,?áAugust 26th
If you encounter problems due to this outage please call the circulation desk at 504-856-6100
ScienceDirect and Scopus are upgrading ?áthis weekend (March 17-18, 2012). While we expect things to go smoothly, it is possible that users may experience temporary service disruptions on these dates.
If you have access problems please call us at 568-6100, and we will try to get you the article another way.
ScienceDirect has a couple of bugs that make simply saving an article difficult. While the save icon may appear once you have opened the PDF of an article; clicking the icon does nothing. Of course, sometimes the icon doesn’t appear at all. Here are some work arounds to actually save your article.
Method 1: Right Mouse Click Save – Right mouse click over the PDF link in the Table of Contents display and choose “Save Target As.” This will save the PDF to your specified location. Be sure to change the default name. Unfortnately this method does not work on the Library public computers.
Method 2: Print & Re-Scan – Print the article & re-scan if you need an e-copy. Unfortunately this is wasteful.
Method 3: Print Virtually – If you have virtual print software (Adobe Acrobat but not Adobe Reader) loaded on your computer. Open the article. Click print, but select Print to PDF to virtually print the item to a new location. There are a number of free programs to accomplish this task.
Method 4: PDF Downloader – To use the ScienceDirect PDF Downloader, verify which articles on a Table of Contents page, you want.
a. Use the check boxes on the left, to select.
b. At the tope of the page is a link to the PDF downloader (see image below), click on this link.
c. A java update may need to Run to use the downloader.
d. A new popup box will appear that will allow you to select the naming convention and location of the download.
e. This method does not work with all browsers.
Method 5: Email – Once the PDF is opened, select the Send icon from the top. You must have a default email client (not web-based email) for this method to work. Click Attach to Email & Send Copy (see images below).
We are working with Science Direct to correct these issues.