- New Acquisitions
- Four-Legged Stress Relief in the Library
||They're back! On Wednesday, April 22, at 11:00 a.m., therapy dogs will be in the Library. Anyone who signs a couple of release forms will be able to interact with the dogs who will be accompanied by their owners at all times. Shown here is Buttons, owned by Maureen Kidd. What an easy way to instantly feel better!
- Congratulations to the Prize Winners from the 2015 Student Survey!
||The Library recently completed a survey of student satisfaction, with a chance to win one of two prizes. Congratulations to Mallory Hitt and Mary Gaston, both fourth-year medical students, who were randomly selected to win the prizes. Mallory won the grand prize of an Apple TV, and Mary won a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card. Thanks to the 247 students who responded to this year's survey.
- 3rd Annual Art from the Heart Show and Reception
See the artistic talents of the faculty, staff, and students of LSU Health Shreveport and University Health at the Art from the Heart exhibit that will be held in the Library between March 16 and May 31, 2015. You will have the opportunity to chat with the artists during the opening reception on Thursday, March 19 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Library. This event, co-sponsored by the Health Sciences Library and Medical Communications, includes a variety of artwork, such as paintings, photographs, illustrations, jewelry, wood art, quilts, and even a metallic sculpture!
- Librarian Selected for Fellowship in Biomedical Informatics
Will Olmstadt, associate director, has been selected through a competitive process to attend the Biomedical Informatics survey course at the Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris, Georgia, in September. This fellowship program, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, is taught by nationally-known faculty. The week-long course is designed to familiarize medical educators, medical administrators, and medical librarians with the application of computer technologies in the health sciences.
- DynaMed Mobile App Upgrade
DynaMed is a point-of-care database that provides clinically organized summaries for more than 3200 topics. The information is updated daily through the systematic review of the content of over 500 medical journals. Mobile access to Dynamed has been available, but users were required to contact the Library for serial numbers before downloading the app. Thanks to a recent redesign, this step is no longer necessary. After downloading the free DynaMed app from the iTunes App store/Google Play, access DynaMed from within our institution. Click on the Mobile link in the Dynamed toolbar at the top of the screen, and enter your email address. When an authentication link is emailed to you, open the email from your mobile device and tap the authentication link, and the DynaMed app will open on your device and begin the initial content download. For more information, see How do I install and authenticate the DynaMed app on my mobile device? If you are using Dynamed's old mobile app, you may continue to do so until your serial number expires, but you are encouraged to download the new app as soon as possible.
- Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences
Are you looking for a complete, concise summary to help you understand a topic in the basic life sciences? Remember to check the Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences. This resource is a collection of expert summaries of biomedical research topics. Each "lecture" synthesizes a topic in 50-120 pages. These are intended for researchers, laboratory personnel, and students. A sample of the variety of topics covered:
Genetics of Epilepsy and Refractory Epilepsy
Intestinal Immune System
The Molecular Biology of Chronic Heart Failure
Stroke: Pathophysiology and Therapy
Vascular Biology of the Placenta
You can access Collections One and Two of the Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences in the Databases menu or the Library Catalog.
- Literature, Arts and Medicine Database Now Available
The Health Sciences Library recently added the Literature, Arts and Medicine Database from the New York University School of Medicine. This free website catalogs hundreds of films, paintings, novels, and other works of art that focus on illness and its consequences, health care, and related social issues. Editorial board members, or approved contributors, briefly annotate the database entries for significance to medicine and health. The content is searchable by keyword, annotation text, or author, or entries can be browsed alphabetically.
- 3rd Annual Art from the Heart Show
Are you an artist? Have you secretly dreamed of having your work showcased? Now's your chance! The Art from the Heart of LSU Health Shreveport exhibit is an annual event to display the hidden artistic talents of the faculty, staff, and students of LSU Health Shreveport and University Health. This event, co-sponsored by the Health Sciences Library and Medical Communications, will be held in the Library between March 16 and May 31, 2015. All forms of the visual and decorative arts including painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, pottery, jewelry, computer-generated art, and fabric art are eligible. To participate in this year's show, complete the online submission form by February 28. For more information, visit http://art.lsuhsc.edu
VisualDx Now Available
In response to numerous requests, the Health Sciences Library has added VisualDx, a resource that helps clinicians recognize, diagnose, and treat visually identifiable diseases, drug reactions, and infections. VisualDx contains over 30,000 high-quality images covering diseases of the skin, nails, hair, oral mucosa, genital mucosa, eyes, and lungs, as well as other internal and systemic diseases. It includes variation by age, body location, skin type, disease severity, and ethnicity. In addition to accessing VisualDx through our Databases page and in our Library Catalog , it is also integrated within UpToDate so that links identified with this icon in UpToDate will open content within VisualDx. To learn more about VisualDx, view the product overview here. For information on mobile access, see http://www.visualdx.com/features/mobile-access.