To get access to UpToDate (a clinical decision support tool) on a mobile device, first create a personal UpToDate account on a desktop computer on the Ochsner network. Click on the "Register" link in the upper right corner on the UpToDate home page and create a new user account. It is best to do this when logged into Epic to confirm your computer is on the Ochsner network. Next download the UpToDate app to your device. Finally, open the app and enter your new personal account login credentials. UpToDate on your mobile device requires monthly authentication but by logging into Epic during the month, this should happen automatically.
To get articles from journals we do not subscribe, register for a free account with ILLiad, our inter-library loan and document delivery service. ILLiad is the fastest, most direct way to submit requests. Most requests are completed within 24 hours and delivered to your ILLiad account. You will be notified by email too.
UpToDate (a clinical decision support tool) is an accredited learning resource that can earn users AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. To activate this feature, create a personal UpToDate account on a desktop computer on the Ochsner network. Click on the "Register" link in the upper right corner on the UpToDate home page and create a user account. It is best to do this when logged into Epic to confirm your computer is on the Ochsner network. Then, when you research a clinical question in UpToDate, your search activity and time spent is tracked and held in your personal account. Watch an online Help Demo (select "CME/CE/CPD Credits" from the Playlist menu) for more details and on how to redeem your CME credits.
Read these instructions for remote access. BrowZine is an ideal way to get full-text articles from our journals. Read by QxMD is a moble app that can be downloaded to your smartphone or tablet for mobile access to our subscribed journals. EZproxy offers remote access to both our journal and eBook holdings. Each method will require logging in with your Ochsner/Epic credentials. Contact Medical Library staff for assistance if you have technical questions.
Interlibrary loan internet accessible database (ILLiad) is the resource sharing management software used by the Medical Library to process and manage our interlibrary loan (ILL) requests. Through ILLiad, you can request and receive article and book chapter requests. There is no cost for this service for Ochsner staff and employees.
All books in the Medical Library collection are available for circulation to Ochsner-affiliated users, except for rare books and bound volumes of periodicals. To check out a book, first request a book account. Once this has been set-up, you can check out hard copy books from our collection located in the Medical Library stacks. To search for books, use the Medical Library Catalog.
Ochsner is a non-profit organization and due to policy, we cannot pay for donations.
We are located on the campus of Ochsner Medical Center at 1514 Jefferson Highway, New Orleans, LA 70121. We are on the first floor of the hospital along the History Walk corridor.
Yes! We have an ongoing oral history program and want to know more about your story. Please contact the Medical Library either by email or phone and our archivist will be in touch with you.
Our staff can demonstrate and offer guidance in using our resources—unscheduled or by appointment. We can provide anything from a brief overview of services to customized, in-depth, hands-on training in essential resources. Chat, text, call or email our staff for assistance. You can also make an In-Service Request for someone from our staff to present at your next department or team meeting.
Yes, you must be employed by Ochsner to check out books. Circulating books may be checked out for three weeks at a time. Books can be checked out in person during our business hours (7:30 AM to 5:00 PM) or we can mail them to your location.
Use our Archives Catalog to search for documents and digitized images from the archive collection. You can search by keywords, year, and material type. The Archives Catalog also features several collections of similar images and topics.
Once you have found a journal or eBook you want to read, click on the term(s) to the right of “Electronic Access:” This is often a publisher’s name such as Clinical Key, Wiley, or Ovid. When you click on the link, you will be redirected to the eBook’s Table of Contents or to the journal’s website, either to the current issue or to a page listing volumes and issues from which to choose.
Ask a staff member at our Information Desk for any lost items. Please bring any found items to the Information Desk for staff to hold. If an item is not claimed, it is taken to Guest Services Department near the Jefferson Highway entrance.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for permission to use any images from our Archive Collection. Images in our Archives Catalog contain a watermark which will be removed once permission to use an image is granted.