ScienceDirect EBS Collection: Biochemistry, Genetics, and Molecular Biology

EBS blog biochem genetics molec biolIn 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.


Weather Safety


Happy Friday the 13th! How could I resist this image from

Their safety page has information on keeping safe in floods, droughts, tsunamis, and even space weather. Take a look and be weather aware!


ScienceDirect EBS Collection: Earth & Planetary Sciences and Physics and Astronomy

EBS blog Earth - PhysicsLast 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.

Campus Closure – Nate



The Isché Library will close at 7pm this evening and remain closed all weekend in preparation for Hurricane Nate.

The Dental Library will close at 5pm as usual and remain closed all weekend as well.

Both Libraries plan on reopening at 8am on Monday, October 9th weather permitting.

Stay safe!

LSU Health Sciences Center Joins The Fight


It can take the lives of both women and men. It does not favor a race or ethnicity. It’s breast cancer, and it affects us all.

The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. It is our time to celebrate the lives taken by this disease and to fight with the survivors and caregivers to find a cure.

So, don’t forget to wear pink, participate in an awareness walk, donate, and show your support toward a disease that affects so many.

For more information about early detection and prevention contact The American Cancer Society and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Spotlight on Faculty Publications for October

cloister-lamppostA new selection of articles has 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. They can be viewed in the Reference area, on the wall between the main entrance and the Library elevator, on the third floor of the Resource Center Building.

Here is a list of the newest articles to be featured, with the LSUHSC-NO researchers in bold print:

  1. Al-Khami AA, Rodriguez PC, Ochoa AC. Energy metabolic pathways control the fate and function of myeloid immune cells. J Leukoc Biol. 2017;102(2):369-380.
  2. Bruni GO, Battle B, Kelly B, Zhang Z, Wang P. Comparative proteomic analysis of Gib2 validating its adaptor function in Cryptococcus neoformans. PLoS One. 2017;12(7):e0180243.
  3. Devier D, Harnar J, Lopez L, Brashear A, Graham G. Rehabilitation plus OnabotulinumtoxinA improves motor function over OnabotulinumtoxinA alone in post-stroke upper limb spasticity: A single-blind, randomized trial. Toxins (Basel). 2017;9(7):10.3390/toxins9070216.
  4. DiGiorgio AM, Edwards CS, Virk MS, Mummaneni PV, Chou D. Stereotactic navigation for the prepsoas oblique lateral lumbar interbody fusion: Technical note and case series. Neurosurg Focus. 2017;43(2):E14.
  5. Helander L, Stark M. Fatal Scopulariopsis brumptii in a pediatric immunocompromised host. Fetal Pediatr Pathol. 2017;36(1):82-86.
  6. Subramaniam V, Chuang G, Xia H, Burn B, Bradley J, Maderdrut JL, Coy DH, Varner KJ. Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) protects against mitoxantrone-induced cardiac injury in mice. Peptides. 2017;9525-32.
  7. Tarakji M, Bartow MJ, Dupin C, Tessler O. Using the venous pectoral branch from the thoracoacromial system as a lifeboat in autologous breast reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2017;5(6):e1367.
  8. Thompson D, Patrick-Esteve J, Surcouf JW, Rivera D, Castellanos B, Desai P, Lilje C, Lacassie Y, Marble M, Zambrano R. RAF1 variants causing biventricular hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in two preterm infants: Further phenotypic delineation and review of literature. Clin Dysmorphol. 2017;[epub].

Publications cited in the Faculty Publications database are harvested weekly from a variety of sources, such as PubMed, SCOPUS, 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.
Please come to the Library and view these recent publications by our research community.

ScienceDirect EBS Collection: Biomedical Science and Medicine

EBS blog biomed revisedAs 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!

Wisner Bridge Reopens Today!

Dental Campus rejoice! The Wisner Bridge is scheduled to reopen today! The official ribbon cutting is at 11:15am.

ScienceDirect EBS Collection: Environmental Science

EBS blog Environmental ScienceThis 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.

ScienceDirect EBS Collection: Computer Science

EBS blog Computer ScienceAmong 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!

ScienceDirect EBS Collection: Psychology

EBS blog psychHave 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.

September New Books Display

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:

sciencedirectThe 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:
logoEhostEBSCOhost E-books may be printed, saved, or emailed one chapter at a time.


Featured E-books from Ovid: Books@Ovid


Featured E-books from AccessMedicine:
AccessMedicineAccessMedicine 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.

Ische Library Early Closure Friday 9/8/17

The water will be shut off in the Resource Center Building at 6pm on Friday, September 8th. Both the Isché Library and the Library Commons will be closed during the outage. Water should be restored by 11pm. The Isché Library will be open regular hours on Saturday, September 9th.

Ische Secure Shelving

The Isché Library has a new location of Secure Shelving. Please ask at the Circulation Desk for assistance with this material.

ScienceDirect EBS Collection: Immunology and Microbiology

EBS blog Immunol MicrobiolThis 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.