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DynaMed Upgraded to DynaMed Plus

The Health Sciences Library has subscribed to DynaMed, a point-of-care database, since 2008.  However, the publisher is retiring the product, and the Library has agreed to pay for an upgraded subscription to DynaMed Plus for one year.  The new product has a completely new user interface and new search functionality.  It includes hundreds of new topics, and each new topic includes overviews and recommendations.  DynaMed Plus includes thousands of graphics and images. DynaMed Plus is available in Epic and also available on mobile devices.

Our alumni may access DynaMed Plus as part of our subscription.  For additional information about access, alumni should contact the Alumni Association.


September Eyeglass Drive

In cooperation with the Ophthalmology Interest Group and the Shreveport Red River Lions Club, the Health Sciences Library will be holding an Eyeglass Drive during the month of September.

To donate your old glasses, please leave them in the basket at the Library’s circulation desk. You can also leave eyeglasses in the basket in Room 3-344 at the School of Allied Health Professions.

At the end of September, the glasses will be given to the Shreveport Red River Lions Club. The Lions Club accepts prescription glasses, reading glasses, and sunglasses, with plastic or metal frames. Children’s glasses are especially needed.

Donate your old eyeglasses and help change lives one pair at a time.


Labor Day Holiday

The Library will be closed on Monday, September 4, for Labor Day. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, September 5. We wish safe travels for those who will be on the road for the holiday weekend.


Library Grand Rounds to Feature Faculty Speaker on Global Health

L. Keith Scott, MD MSc FCCM, will present “Global Health in a Changing World,” the Department of Medical Library Science Grand Rounds, next Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at noon in the Library’s large computer lab (1-417). Refreshments will be provided by the School of Allied Health Professions. The event is a collaboration between the Library, the Master of Public Health program, and the student group Support for Humanitarianism for Intercontinental Projects (SHIP). The talk also ties in with the National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit on display in the Library through September 9, “Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health.”


MS1 Winners in Library Scavenger Hunt

First year medical students attended a session about the library during Freshman Orientation on July 31. The students then had the opportunity to participate in a “Scavenger Hunt” contest by answering questions about the library website. All correct Scavenger Hunt questionnaires were entered in a random drawing for prizes. Congratulations to our winners:

$25 gift certificates for the Bookstore (Donated by the Bookstore)
Randi Domingue
Drayton L. Daily

Rohen's Photographic Anatomy Flash Cards
Helen R. Carter
Lauren Dawn

Gross Anatomy - Board Review Series
Taylor L. Millar

Bonus Prizes - Giant Microbes
Flu - Benjamin T. Talley
Stem Cell - Charlotte L. Meyer

Thanks to all of the students who participated, and special thanks to the Bookstore for donating the gift certificates!


Sage Knowledge Collection Now Available

The Health Sciences Library is a member of a statewide consortium, LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network.  Under the direction of the Board of Regents, LOUIS has implemented a project called “Affordable Learning LOUISiana,” which is focused on reducing students’ costs for instructional materials.  As part of this initiative, LOUIS is providing all member libraries with access to e-books in the Sage Knowledge Collection until July 31, 2018.  At that time, funds will be allocated for us to purchase perpetual access to e-books in the collection that have been adopted as textbooks.  The collection includes 370 e-books on health-related topics.


Shreveport Featured in National Exhibit on Global Health

Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health is a traveling exhibit that is on display in the Health Sciences Library until September 9, 2017. This exhibit, created by the National Library of Medicine, explores the history of international health concerns and the activist groups addressing these issues. The Shreveport chapter of an AIDS activist group is highlighted in this exhibit that has been displayed across the country.

In conjunction with this display, the Library is hosting Global Health in a Changing World, a grand rounds lecture, that will be presented by L. Keith Scott, MD, MSc, FCCM, on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at noon in the Library computer lab 1-417.


The New Old Master is in the Library

Local artist Darrell Chitty is nationally recognized as the “New Old Master” for his combined use of modern technology and stylistic techniques of the greatest artists of all time, and his unique artwork is on display in the Health Sciences Library until October. The exhibit, including both photographs and paintings, demonstrates the depth of his talent. To learn more about this twice named Louisiana portrait artist of the year, visit his website at



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