ScienceDirect EBS Collection – Let’s Explore the Possibilities!

Assisted Ventilation Neonate 2016This 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.


LibGuide Now Available for ScienceDirect EBS Collection

SD EBS 8-20As 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!

A Virtual Library in a Library!

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.

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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!

ScienceDirect access fixed

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 downtime this weekend

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

Possible ScienceDirect downtime Saturday, 3-17-12

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.

More info


ScienceDirect Save Issues

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. sdproblem2
     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).

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We are working with Science Direct to correct these issues.

ScienceDirect unavailable 9/10

Please note on September 10, 2011 Elsevier will be releasing several new enhancements to the SciVerse platform.
SciVerse ScienceDirect is expected to be offline and unavailable for approximately 11 hours on Saturday, September 10, from 6:30AM-5:30PM.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

ScienceDirect Scheduled Outage

The following SciVerse products are expected to be offline and unavailable for approximately 12 hours (7:00am-7:00pm) on Saturday, February 26th due to scheduled upgrades:
ÔÇó ScienceDirect
ÔÇó Scopus
ÔÇó Journals Consult

ScienceDirect, Scopus down

Both ScienceDirect and Scopus will be unavailable Saturday morning and afternoon for scheduled maintenance. Users will be unable to access either resource from 7 am to 1 pm on Saturday, November 13th.

If you encounter access issues after this time, or have urgent needs, please contact us at 568-6100.

ScienceDirect, Scopus down

Both ScienceDirect and Scopus will be unavailable early Sunday morning for scheduled maintenance. Users will be unable to access either resource from 1 am to 5 am on Sunday, November 7th.

If you encounter access issues after this time, please contact us at 568-6100.

ScienceDirect Down – Sat, Aug 28

ScienceDirect and Scopus, will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance for approximately 9 hours (6:30am – 4:30pm) on Saturday, 28 August. During this time, upgrades will be implemented to these systems as part of the launch of the new SciVerse platform.
For more information about SciVerse, please visit

ScienceDirect titles now working

We’re happy to report that all ScienceDirect titles are now working. If you encounter any problems, please do not hesitate to contact us.

ScienceDirect titles now working

Currently we are unable to access all of our ScienceDirect titles. This also affects articles you might be attempting to access via PubMed’s LinkOut. We apologize for the inconvenience, but will update as soon as our access has been restored.
Science Direct titles should be working again. Please call the Library at 504-568-6100 if you experience problems.