The Isché Library will begin Winter Break Hours on Sunday, December 17th and will be open from 12 noon to 8:30 pm. From Monday, December 18th through Friday, December 22nd, the Isché Library will be open from 8am to 6pm.
The Dental Library will begin Winter Break Hours on Monday, December 18th and will continue through Friday, December 22nd. The Dental Library will be open from 8am to 5pm.
Both Libraries will be closed Saturday, December 23rd through Tuesday, January 2nd for the University Holiday.
Though small in stature, the force is strong with this week’s spotlighted group. You might even say that Specialty Surgery is the Yoda of the ScienceDirect EBS Collection. Or not.
This category primarily covers cosmetic and orthopedic surgery. All twelve of the ebooks in this group were published this year and, you will excuse the pun, are cutting edge. Sorry.
We will have access to this collection through June of 2018. After that, we will only be retaining the texts that are most viewed. So please take a moment to explore this and any other category of the collection.
Do or do not, there is no try.
The Library will not be renewing ExamMaster after this year. For your test prep needs we will still provide access to Board Vitals and other resources, which can be found on the Library’s database page or via the LibGuides.
For Medical: Practice Exams: Home
For Dental: Dental Resources and Important Links: Test Prep
This week’s examination of the ScienceDirect EBS Collection is focused on the Veterinary Medicine category so I thought I’d let my cat, Katana Lee, draw your attention to some of the exciting titles available for your review.
There seems to be a great many titles devoted to equine medicine, but there are also some gems. If you have decided to raise llamas or alpacas post medical career, you might want to read Llama and Alpaca Care by
Whatever your reason, please take a moment to explore selection. This special collection of ebooks will only be available until the end of June 2018. After that most will disappear and only those that receive the most use will be added to our permanent ScienceDirect database.
A 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:
- Byerley LO, Samuelson D, Blanchard E,4th, Luo M, Lorenzen BN, Banks S, Ponder MA, Welsh DA, Taylor CM. Changes in the gut microbial communities following addition of walnuts to the diet. J Nutr Biochem. 2017;48:94-102.
- Holley MT, YekrangSafakar A, Maziveyi M, Alahari SK, Park K. Measurement of cell traction force with a thin film PDMS cantilever. Biomed Microdevices. 2017;19(4):97-017-0239-3.
- Lilje C, Cronan JC, Schwartzenburg EJ, Owers EM, Clesi P, Gomez R, Stender S, Hempe J, Chalew SA, Cardinale JP. Intima-media thickness at different arterial segments in pediatric type 1 diabetes patients and its relationship with advanced glycation end products. Pediatr Diabetes. 2017;[epub].
- Muncie HL, Sirmans SM, James E. Dizziness: Approach to evaluation and management. Am Fam Physician. 2017;95(3):154-162.
- Paige JT, Khamis NN, Cooper JB, American College of Surgeons Accredited Education Institutes Faculty Development Committee. Learning how to “teach one”: A needs assessment of the state of faculty development within the Consortium of the American College of Surgeons Accredited Education Institutes. Surgery. 2017;162(5):1140-1147.
- Polhemus DJ, Trivedi RK, Gao J, Li Z, Scarborough AL, Goodchild TT, Varner KJ, Xia H, Smart FW, Kapusta DR, Lefer DJ. Renal sympathetic denervation protects the failing heart via inhibition of neprilysin activity in the kidney. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017;70(17):2139-2153.
- Semler MW, Janz DR, Russell DW, Casey JD, Lentz RJ, Zouk AN, deBoisblanc BP, Santanilla JI, Khan YA, Joffe AM, Stigler WS, Rice TW, Check-UP Investigators, Pragmatic Critical Care Research Group. A multicenter, randomized trial of ramped position versus sniffing position during endotracheal intubation of critically ill adults. Chest. 2017;152(4):712-722.
- Zhang GR, Zhao H, Cook N, Svestka M, Choi EM, Jan M, Cook RG, Geller AI. Characteristic and intermingled neocortical circuits encode different visual object discriminations. Behav Brain Res. 2017;331:261-275.
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.
The library obtained a one month trial for the Thieme MedOne Radiology resource until December 27th. Radiology faculty had requested that we investigate the product. Please take a bit of time to look it over before the holiday break and let us know if this resource is of interest.
The resource contains ebooks, Radiology cases, E-journals, and media. Includes Top Score of the Radiology Boards: Q&A for the core and certifying exams. (the 2018 first edition)
To access this on-campus, please use this link: https://medone-radiology.thieme.com/home/
To access it off-campus, please use this link to authenticate through our proxy system: http://ezproxy.lsuhsc.edu/login?url=https://medone-radiology.thieme.com/ You will need your library barcode and PIN. If you don’t have a PIN, follow the instructions as prompted to create one
Please contact Marlene Bishop with your evaluation of the resource before the holiday break.
Marlene Bishop, MLIS, AHIP
Head, Collection Development
This week we want to explore two categories of the ScienceDirect EBS Collection. Many of the ebooks in these categories relate to the impact technology has had and continues to have on our society.
The Social Sciences category includes the topics of Higher Education, Library Science, and Research. If you’re interested in how academic libraries have been impacted and have evolved in the digital age, there is a wealth of information in this category. You can also read about digital applications for research and higher education.
In Forensics, Security, and Criminal Justice you will uncover some interesting texts. If you are thinking about penning a medical thriller, you might want to examine the offerings of this category. Here you will discover everything from the psychology of criminal behavior to crime scene analysis. Investigate the advances of technology on the field of law enforcement and hospital and healthcare security. There’s even a book on polygraph fundamentals.
Please take some time to examine these categories. And remember, we will only have access to all of these titles until the end of June 2018. Then many of them will disappear and only the most used will remain.
Both the Dental and Isché Libraries will be open regular hours Monday and Tuesday (November 20th and 21st) of Thanksgiving week. Both Libraries will close early on Wednesday, November 22nd, Dental at 5pm and Isché at 6pm. The Libraries will be closed Thursday through Saturday, November 23rd through 25th. And will reopen on Sunday, November 26th with normal business hours.
As we celebrate Thanksgiving this week, what better time to invite you to explore the Agricultural, Biological and Food Sciences category of the ScienceDirect EBS Collection. This category covers a broad spectrum of texts related to the health and production of our food supply.
Before you dive into your Mimi’s oyster dressing, you might want to read Biology of Oysters. In fact, there are several ebooks about marine life in this category as well as advances in animal welfare and meat production. You might want to feast on a selection of topics to prepare for the conversational aspects of any social commitments. A good sampling might include: Advances in Cattle Welfare, Advances in Pig Welfare, Advances in Poultry Welfare, and Advances in Sheep Welfare. And after all that, you will probably want to switch to a vegetarian diet and just stick to the sides on the big day. Dig in to Vegetarian and Plant-Based Diets in Health and Disease Prevention.
When dealing with the leftovers, you can find answers to the question of food safety in this category. For those of you experiencing the joys of big family gatherings, there are several selections on wine production and wine tasting. And if you feel you have overindulged there are even a few books about exercise to help you get motivated.
So if family togetherness starts to wear thin and you’re just not into football or dog shows, settle in and gobble up the mouth-watering offerings of ScienceDirect EBS Collection. You may find just what you need to make it through the holidays or the semester. Happy Thanksgiving!
The Dental Library will be closed Sunday, November 19th due to a water outage on campus. All water will be turned off for an emergency repair from 7am until 7pm.
The downtown Library will be open regular hours from 12 noon to 12 midnight.
In conjunction with our rolling out EZproxy as the new off-campus authentication system, the Libraries have made some changes to our resources available through the Database listings on our web page:
You will find there is now one link for both on- and off-campus access to resources. A new paw icon also identifies those resources where you will need to use your Library barcode and PIN in order access them when off-campus:
If you need more information about accessing resources when off-campus, please take a look at our newest LibGuide.
Have any questions about this or any other Library resources? Please contact us.
Starting today (November 15th), the Libraries will start transitioning to our new off-campus authentication system. We are moving away from WAM and will start using EZproxy. Many of you may already be familiar with EZproxy as it is used in most institutions throughout the state and the U.S.
The biggest change you will see is now being asked to provide just your Library barcode and PIN when accessing resources off campus:
If you currently have a Library account and PIN, you can log into EZproxy with no problems.
If you have a Library account but have not assigned a PIN, there is a link on the EZproxy login page that will direct you to create one. Also, a handout walking you through creating a PIN when accessing resources through EZproxy is now available.
During this transition time, you may still encounter links asking you to log into the WAM system. These will eventually be replaced with EZproxy, but it will take some time for us to edit everything.
A new LibGuide with information about accessing Library resources off-campus is also now available via this link.
If you have any questions about this or anything else, please contact us.
This week our exploration of the ScienceDirect EBS Collection takes us to the Health Professions category. In this category you will find a variety of ebooks covering the disciplines of Dentistry, Maxillofacial Surgery, and Physical Therapy. You will find the latest edition of Sedation by
As with all of the categories in this collection, the publication dates range from 2013 to the present. New books have been added to the 2017 list as they were published and as may any others which are published before the end of the year. The complete collection will be available until the end of June 2018. At that time, we will be adding the most used items to our permanent ebook collection.
LSUHealth – New Orleans Libraries is proud to present Every Necessary Care and Attention: George Washington and Medicine. The display includes six banners from the National Library Medicine as well as local articles, books, and archival material. The display will be at Isché Library November 13 – Dec 1 and the Dental Library Dec 4 – Dec 21.
Due to some maintenance on the elevated walkways this past weekend, the Downtown Library bookdrop has been moved to the other side of the vending machines. When maintenance is complete, it may move back to its original location.
*2:30pm and the bookdrop is back in its original location.