Free Admission at Participating Museums – Saturday, September 21

Museum Day

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

For more information and to request tickets, click here.

LibKey Nomad and Citrix

We hope you’ve been using and enjoying the LibKey Nomad extension for the Chrome desktop browser. You’ll be happy to know that you are able to install it for the Chrome browser that is available through Citrix.

First, log into Citrix as usual. (More information about installing and logging into Citrix can be found at Information Technology’s site.) Then, open up Chrome in your Citrix Desktop. Once there, you can search Google for LibKey Nomad and install it from the Chrome Web Store, or you can go directly to

Then, click Add to Chrome followed by Add extension:

Dialog box to confirm adding Chrome extension.

Then you will be asked to choose your institution. Search for lsu and choose LSU Health Sciences Center:

Choose institution for LibKey Nomad.

Now when you open Chrome in Citrix, you should see this icon next to the address bar:

Icon indicating LibKey Nomad is installed.

You can find more information about LibKey Nomad on our LibGuide or contact us for any additional help!

AAO Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC) eBook collection maintenance


The American Academy of Ophthalmology Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC) eBook collection is upgrading to a new version effective Monday, September 16th. Maintenance will begin the night before, Sunday, September 15th, starting at 9:30 PM (central time).

The functionality should stay the same, however there will be a few changes:

-The new site will only have the latest Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC) titles. The old editions will no longer be available.

-Personalized accounts, including bookmarks, highlights and notes created on the older titles can be accessed under the ‘My activity’ tab and downloaded as an excel file for the user’s reference.

-All books will be presented in chronological order of their publishing date.

If you experience problems accessing the collection, please contact the Collection Development Department.

LibKey Nomad now available!

We are happy to announce LibKey Nomad is now available! This Chrome extension (for the desktop version only) brings the Library’s journal holdings to you, guiding you to get the full-text of articles. It works both on- and off-campus, and hopefully it will become your go-to tool for getting articles.

First, start by downloading the extension from the Chrome Web Store. Then, when asked to select your institution, search for LSU and choose LSU Health Sciences Center:

Although we would prefer you follow links from the Library’s web site as it helps with making sure you are able to access the resources to which we subscribe, with LibKey Nomad you will now be able to go pretty much anywhere and get access to articles or see options for retrieving them on each page.

For example, if you go directly to ScienceDirect and locate an article you would like to read, you will see an icon on the lower right of the screen providing you with access options:

In this case, clicking on the Download PDF icon will bring you directly to the article. You will be asked to authenticate using either your LSUHSC-NO e-mail and password or Library barcode and PIN if you had not done so already if off-campus, but you will not be asked to do so again for the rest of your session.

LibKey Nomad also brings increased and easier functionality to PubMed. Not only will you see journal covers bringing a bit more color to the results summary screen, you can now get to the article directly from the search results list! Look for the icons next to the citations:

Now you no longer have to go into the abstract view of each article to see the options you have to get the full-text!

These are just a few of the highlights of what LibKey Nomad can do. More information can be found on the LibKey Nomad page of our BrowZine LibGuide, or you can contact us for more help. We hope you will find this new tool helpful for your research needs, so please download it and give it a try!

STAT!Ref updated platform

STAT!Ref ebooks platform is getting a facelift. The new platform will debut on Monday, September 9th. No interruptions in service are anticipated. Read the official announcement from Teton Data Services on the company’s web page.

Our subscription to STAT!Ref comes with over 100 ebooks, including popularly requested titles such as American Academy of Pediatrics Red Book, Davis’ Drug Guide for Nurses, ICD-10 guides, Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics, Wintrobe’s Hematology, and much more. Our access to BoardVitals online exam review is also through STAT!Ref.

This subscription is coordinated by a group of partner libraries in 3 states, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma, allowing participating institutions to share access and cost.

September 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. Admon AJ, Donnelly JP, Casey JD, Janz DR, Russell DW, Joffe AM, Vonderhaar DJ, Dischert KM, Stempek SB, Dargin JM, Rice TW, Iwashyna TJ, Semler MW, Pragmatic Critical Care Research Group. Emulating a novel clinical trial using existing observational data: Predicting results of the PreVent study. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2019;16(8):998-1007.
2. Chander DP, Loch MM, Cataland SR, George JN. Caplacizumab therapy without plasma exchange for acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. N Engl J Med. 2019;381(1):92-94.
3. Hall CA, Hernandez SC, Barry RA, Zito BA, McWhorter AJ, Fink DS, Barham HP. Voice out comes after endoscopic sinus surgery in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis. Laryngoscope. 2019;129(2):299-302.
4. Marino MJ, Hsieh MC, Wu EL, Riley CA, Wu XC, McCoul ED. Early versus late computed tomography and nasal endoscopy in the diagnosis of nasopharyngeal and paranasal sinus malignancy. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2019;33(4):388-394
5. Rushing AM, Donnarumma E, Polhemus DJ, Au KR, Victoria SE, Schumacher JD, Li Z, Jenkins JS, Lefer DJ, Goodchild TT. Effects of a novel hydrogen sulfide prodrug in a porcine model of acute limb ischemia. J Vasc Surg. 2019;69(60):1924-1935.
6. Schroll R, Smith A, Zeoli T, Hoof M, Greiffenstein P, Moore M, McGrew P, Duchesne J, Avegno J. Efficacy of medical students as stop the bleed participants and instructors. J Surg Educ. 2019;76(4):975-981.
7. Stafford IA, Berra A, Minard CG, Fontenot V, Kopkin RH, Rodrigue E, Roitsch CM, Rac MW, Hill JB. Challenges in the contemporary management of syphilis among pregnant women in New Orleans, LA. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 2019;20192613962.
8. Sweeny L, Rosenthal EL, Light T, Grayson J, Petrisor D, Troob SH, Greene BJ, Carroll WR, Wax MK. Outcomes and cost implications of microvascular reconstructions of the head and neck. Head Neck. 2019;41(4):930-939.

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.

Labor Day Hours

Both the Isché and Dental Libraries will be closed on Sunday and Monday, September 1st and 2nd for the Labor Day Holiday.

The Isché Library will be open Friday night until 8pm and on Saturday from 9:30am to 6pm for regular hours.

Both Libraries will reopen for the regular hours on Tuesday morning.

Karger journals unavailable Aug. 31st

If you’re planning on doing some early morning research, please be advised that all Karger journals will be unavailable on Saturday, August 31, 2019, from 2am until 4am. The publisher is performing maintenance on their site during this time.

If you have any problems accessing these or any other Library resources, please contact us.

Library Breakfast 7:30-10:30am on August 28th

Come have breakfast in the Library Commons!

There will be breakfast pastries, coffee, juice, and Library Information.

New! – AAP EBooks Collection

While you were hopefully enjoying your summer break, the Library has been busy adding ebooks! The new database from American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) adds over 200 ebooks to our collection.   This extensive collection includes a wide range of pediatric topics, from dermatology to parenting.  There are coding manuals and  ebooks on practice management, as well as patient guidelines for new parents.  There are even a few titles in Spanish.

The AAP database platform includes:

  • Advanced search capabilities for easy discoverability
  • Responsive design for mobile optimization
  • Reading app for smartphones and tablets

You can browse the database or search by topic or title.  The titles can also be accessed through the Library catalog.  And we also have access to the AAP database of neonatal resuscitation ebooks.


August 28 Back to School Breakfast at the Isché Library!

Save the date!

On Wednesday, August 28, from 7:30 to 10:30 AM, the Isché Library would like to invite new and returning students to breakfast at the downtown campus!

Stop by the 3rd floor Library Commons in the Resource Center Building for coffee, breakfast, and a chance to meet the librarians and library staff. We hope to see you there!

Immunization records now available online and free

With the beginning of school right around the corner, the Louisiana Department of Health is reminding residents that immunization records are available online, and at no cost, without the need to contact a healthcare provider at

The full news brief is available on the LDH website.


Pay Paw Services Down 8/6-7/19

Pay Paw services are currently down for maintenance. The maintenance and outage will continue for the next two days.

This temporary Pay Paw outage means that services like printing and copying will be unavailable, along with the ability to add money or pay using your Pay Paw account.

Pick Your Poison (NLM Exhibit) Moves to the Dental Library

The LSUHSC Libraries are happy to present a National Library of Medicine Traveling Exhibit:

Pick Your Poison: Intoxicating Pleasures & Medical Prescriptions has moved to the Dental Library from August 5th through the 23rd.

It was previously at the Isché Library from July 16th through August 2nd.