NLM Databases Retiring

The following National Library of Medicine databases will be retired on September 14, 2021.

(1) HSRProj (Health Services Research Projects in Progress)

(2) HSRR (Health Services and Sciences Research Resources)

(3) HSRIC (Health Services Research Information Central)

(4) PHPartners (Partners in Information Access for Public Health Workforce).

For more information, please see the NLM Technical Bulletin article, Changes in Health Services Research Support at NLM (

Issues with PubMed and myNCBI/PubMed login

If you follow the Library’s link to PubMed where you are asked to log in through EZproxy, please note there is a problem when attempting to log into your myNCBI/PubMed account using the third party/federated logins such as Google and After following the Library’s link to PubMed and then logging into your myNCBI/PubMed account, you will most likely encounter an error message or just a blank screen.

At present, the only login that will work if you use the Library’s link to PubMed is the old NCBI account login, but only if you went through the transition steps before this login option was phased out in June.

Screenshot of login options

If you did not transition this account, you will not be able to create a new one at this time.

Please remember that creating a myNCBI/PubMed account will not grant you access to journals. This account just provides the ability to save searches and create search alerts.

However, if you would like to use your myNCBI/PubMed account and have easy access to articles in journals the Library subscribes to, we recommend the following:

  • Install LibKey Nomad in your browser; it can be used in Chrome, Firefox, and Edge; you can also install LibKey Nomad in Chrome found in your Citrix desktop
  • Go directly to
  • Log in to your myNCBI/PubMed account using the federated method you choose (Google,, etc.)

With these above steps, you will have easy access to full text with LibKey Nomad yet still have the ability to work with your myNCBI/PubMed account.

Additionally, please note that we do not support the Research Institution login at this time. As a result, you will need to use one of the other login options listed for the myNCBI/PubMed account. We will update when there is a change to this.

If you need any help with this or any other Library resources, please contact us.

August 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. With the currently changes, we’ve decided to post the publications digitally. Check out the display below:

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 will be available to the general public here or via the Library’s webpage. A PDF of a bibliography of this month’s addition is available 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.

Reducing Hours Isché / Staggering Staff Schedules 8/8/2021

The Isché Library will reduce its hours beginning on Sunday, August 8th.

The hours will be
Monday-Thursday 8am – 8pm
Friday 8am – 6pm
Saturday 9:30am – 6pm
Sunday 11:30am – 8pm

These hours will be allow Library staff to better socially distance while also keeping the Library open 7 days per week.

ILLiad Upgrade-Complete

*Update* the upgrade is complete as of 1:45pm. Thanks for your patience.

The Libraries’ interlibrary loan interface, ILLiad, has a planned upgrade on Tuesday, August 3rd from 12noon-2pm. The software will be unavailable during that window. Thanks for your patience.

Microfiche/Microfilm Scanner

The Isché Library has a new Microfiche/Microfilm scanner available for use. It is housed on the 3rd floor near the circulation desk. Material can be scanned to a thumb drive or printed. There is no charge for printing. Please ask at the Circulation Desk for assistance.

Trial for AccessPhysiotherapy through Aug 6

The Department of Physical Therapy has set up a trial of McGraw-Hill’s AccessPhysiotherapy and the F.A. Davis PT ebooks collection through August 6th. For more information see our Trial Access LibGuide.

Bolivar Street Elevated Walkway Closure July

*Edit2* The walkway will be closed again from 6pm on Friday, July 23rd through 6pm Sunday July 25th.

*Edit* The walkway will be closed again from 6pm on Friday, July 16th through 6pm Sunday, July 18th.

The elevated walkway over Bolivar Street will be closed from 6PM Friday, July 9th to 6PM Sunday, July 11th.

During this time, the Resource Center Building and the Library will be accessible from the 1st floor entrance only.

Please plan your visit accordingly.

New Commons Display – Honoring VCAA Moerschbaecher

The Library has created a new display in 3 sections of the Commons cases. The display honors Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Joseph M. Moerschbaecher, III, PhD, who spent nearly 40 years of his career at LSUHSC. Dr. M passed away July 1, 2021. He was hired in the Department of Pharmacology in 1983.

Dr. Moerschbaecher helped create the space that is now the Library Commons (2009) and he enjoyed selecting material for the display cases. Many of the medicine bottles in the cases closest to the Library entrance were from his collections.

To learn more, read these online tributes from the SoM Pulse, the LSU Health Newsroom, and

And if you can’t make it over, enjoy a couple of photos:

Display Case
Front Display Honoring Joe Moerschbaecher
display 2
2nd Case Honoring Joe Moerschbaecher

Power On! Ische Library Open!

*EDIT* The power came back on at 10:45am. The Ische Library re-opened at 11:15 am. Fingers crossed that it stays on!

*EDIT* Spoke to soon and jinxed the power. The power to the RCB and the SoN/AH building went out again at 5:30am on Wednesday, the 21st. No estimated repair time at the moment.

Power was restored to the Resource Center Building around 4:30pm on Tuesday, July 20th. The Ische Library will re-open on Wednesday morning at 7:30am. Phew!

Downtown Library Closed – July 20, 2021

*Edit* The latest power restoration is 4pm. The Ische Library will not open today. Hopefully, we’ll be open again tomorrow.

Parts of the downtown campus continue to be without power, including the RCB. The Ische Library will be closed this morning… or until power is restored. The current restoration estimate is 12 noon. Library staff will be working remotely and available via chat/email.

Stay tuned for further developments.

Chat and power outage July 19th

*EDIT* With no power or AC, the Downtown Library closed at 3:15pm. Hopefully we’ll have power again to reopen at 7:30am on 7/20/2021.

The main chat and e-mails for the Library are unavailable because of the power outage affecting the Downtown Campus. Staff is still on site and can be reached via phone.

Update: Link resolver working in Web of Science

UPDATE: The link resolver is again working in both the new and classic versions of Web of Science. However, if you wish to use LibKey Nomad with Web of Science, you will need to use the instructions below on how to access the classic version.

The WebBridge LR link resolver is currently not working in both versions of Web of Science. This problem has been reported and we will update when the functionality has been restored.

The new version is now the default view for Web of Science and LibKey Nomad does not work with it now, unfortunately. With the link resolver not working in either version, getting to full text of articles is a bit more difficult, but you can still access the old version of Web of Science where LibKey Nomad works fine,

To get to the classic version of Web of Science click on the Products menu to the right of the screen; there you will see the link for Web of Science (Classic):

Screenshot of a database

If you need assistance with this or any other Library resources, please contact us.

July’s Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club Pick

“This moment cannot be examined purely through the lens of medicine or ‘hard’ science. We must also look to history, social science, journalism, and other ways of investigating the world. Like any other phenomenon, Covid-19 must be examined within the proper social, cultural, political, and economic context. This doesn’t just satisfy an abstract academic curiosity. It helps us to understand where we are, how we got here, and hoe we can arrive at transformative solutions.”  – Marc Lamont Hill, We Still Here: Pandemic, Policing, Protest, and Possibility 

This month the Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club, hosted by the School of Public Health’s Diversity and Inclusivity Committee, will discuss We Still Here: Pandemic, Policing, Protest, and Possibility edited by Marc Lamont Hill as its July read.

The Book Club will discuss We Still Here on Zoom on Wednesday, July 14th at 12pm. If you’d like to read and take part in the event, the Library provides access to an eBook version through EBSCO, with a limit of one user at a time.

For more about the Diversity and Inclusivity Book Club, including information on next month’s Book Club pick and meeting time, email

BoardVitals problems – some fixes in the works

BoardVitals has been working to resolve our registration issues. You do not have to use a special link to register anymore. You can register with your email. All users will now be added to the LSUHSC-New Orleans account. LSUHSC-Shreveport (aka LSU Health Shreveport) users should register with their new email to be registered under the Shreveport account. Our libraries are working to identify existing users that have been assigned to the wrong account, and we will try to correct those users as soon as possible.

LSUHSC-New Orleans subscribes to the following question banks. If you do not see these question banks when you log in, please contact your librarian liaison or Head of Collection Development, Marlene Bishop or BoardVitals Technical Support at

AACN Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP
AANP Family Nurse Practitioner
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP
ANCC Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP
ANCC Family Nurse Practitioner
Certified Nurse Midwife
Critical Care Nursing
Family Medicine
Family Medicine MOC
Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine MOC
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Radiology Core
Surgery MOC
USMLE Step 1
USMLE Step 2
USMLE Step 3