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September 2020 Check out the September 2020 additions to the Library's e-book collection. These items were funded by LOUIS: the state academic library consortium.



LibraryOctober is National Medical Librarians Month, a month to celebrate and raise awareness of the health information professional's important role. A medical librarian is THE person to see when looking to get reliable, trustworthy health information. To find out how librarians can help you stay current on medical advances, help with research, find and evaluate information, and much more, visit the Library or email Click here for more about the Health Sciences Library.

Beginning Saturday, October 3, the library new expanded hours will be:
•  Monday – Friday (7:30 am – 5:00 pm) 
•  Saturday – (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) 
•  Sunday – (12:00 pm – 9:00 pm)

On Saturday, the 3rd, library reserve and circulating materials, along with study room keys, can be checked out.

Starting Monday, November 2, the library anticipates resuming to the following regular hours.
•  Monday – Thursday (7:30 am – 9 pm)
•  Friday (7:30 am – 5 pm)
•  Saturday (9 am – 5 pm)
•  Sunday (12:00 pm – 9 pm)

Important Reminders:
•  Since only LSU Health Affiliates and Ochsner employees are allowed at this time, badges are required for library entrance.
•  Social distancing (per campus guidelines) and good infection control are still expected. 
•  Bleach spray and paper towels are available at the entry.

August 2020 Check out the August 2020 additions to the Library's e-book collection. These items were funded by LOUIS: the state academic library consortium.

The Library is excited to announce a license for EndNote for LSU Health Shreveport students, faculty & staff. EndNote manages citations, produces bibliographies, and more. To request the software, follow the directions at Requests must be made from LSUHSC email. The download is not immediate – ITG first verifies requests on business days before sending download instructions. EndNote software retails for $115-$250 per user, so this is a significant savings to improve our school’s publications.

For help using or downloading EndNote, contact the Library at


Embase is a highly versatile, multipurpose, and up-to-date biomedical research database. It covers the most important international biomedical literature from 1947 to the present day and all articles are indexed in depth. It offers comprehensive coverage of biomedicine with a focus on drugs, pharmacology, and medical devices. It includes excellent coverage of international literature and includes 2,900 journals not covered in PubMed. Embase is a valuable tool for systematic reviews. Contact the library for assistance!

Starting Monday, August 3, the library will open at 7:30 a.m. and continue to close at 5 p.m. We will remain closed on weekends. Materials will not be checked out. Per recent chancellor guidance, masks and social distancing are required. Bleach solution and paper towels are available at the library's entrance.

The library’s subscription to STAT!Ref now includes the Wills Eye Manual (2017) and Wintrobe’s Clinical Hematology (2019).

Health sciences library faculty used time wisely during the work-at-home orders to earn additional credentials from the Medical Library Association.

Montie’ Dobbins, Assistant Director of Technical Services, was approved for membership at the Distinguished (highest) level of the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) from the Medical Library Association. She also earned the association’s Disaster Information Specialization and an Annual Meeting Grant.

Erin Ware, reference librarian, completed the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS), and was also awarded an Annual Meeting Grant.

The Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) is the professional development and career recognition program of the Medical Library Association (MLA).

The Consumer Health Information and Disaster Information Specializations represent completion of specific tracks of continuing education from the association.

Annual Meeting Grants will offset the cost of attending the Medical Library Association virtual conference in August 2020.