Books

Library purchases Amazon Kindle Touch

In an effort to expand into emerging technologies and to offer another means for readers to interact with different e-book formats, the library has purchased a Kindle Touch e-book reader.  The Kindle will be available for check-out in early September.  Faculty, staff, and students with a current library account are eligible to check out the Kindle, which is available at the Briscoe Library Circulation Desk. The Kindle will circulate for a two week period and is non-renewable.  Holds can be placed on the Kindle by logging into a personal library account.

The Kindle must physically be returned to the Circulation Desk.  Please DO NOT place it in the Book Return boxes.  Once physically returned, if there are no other library patrons waiting to check it out, the Kindle may be eligible for a second check-out.

Due to Amazon restrictions the library is not allowed to share Kindle content with other Kindle owners.  In addition, users should not contribute unauthorized content to the library Kindle.

Currently there are two e-books available on the Kindle:

The Health Care HandbookThe Health Care Handbook by Elisabeth Askin and Nathan Moore, 2012.   Written by two medical students, this book attempts to provide a simplified explanation of the U.S. health care system as it stands today.  For more information check out a review of the book by Dr. Pauline Chen in the New York Times article, Two Medical Students Navigate the Health Care Maze.

 

I Heard the Sirens ScreamI Heard the Sirens Scream: How Americans Responded to the 9/11 and Anthrax Attacks by Laurie Garrett, 2011. This book provides a first-hand account of the events that occurred on and after September 11th 2001.  Laurie Garrett is a best-selling author and a respected journalist who is also the Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations.  Ms. Garrett will deliver the 10th Annual Frank Bryant, Jr., MD Memorial Lecture on Thursday, October 11 at 12:00 noon, Holly Auditorium as part of the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics 10th year anniversary celebration.

Books currently available on the Kindle can be found in the Briscoe Library Catalog.

Requests for titles to be added to the Kindle should be specified in a Purchase Suggestion Form.  Please specify “Kindle e-book” in the request.

Andrea N. Schorr

Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian

Library resources: What’s new, and what’s been improved

Stat!Ref Mobile IconRegistered library users now have full text access to dozens of medical reference books through Stat!Ref Mobil.

 

 

 

 

AccessMedicine MobileIn fact, it’s a good idea to check the library first if you are looking for mobile ebooks.  Find out why.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PubMed-National Library of MedicinePubMed has a new and simplified citation export feature.

 

 

 

 

The newest version of EndNote is scheduled to be released this month.

 

 

 

Library suspends book purchases/ Briscoe Library book inventory underway

Book purchasing to be suspended

Due to budget reductions, the library will suspend routine ordering of books for the remainder of this fiscal year.  New editions of essential books will be replaced and book purchase requests from faculty and students will be ordered, if in scope for the library’s collection.  If you wish to request a book for purchase, contact Andrea N. Schorr, Cataloging/Acquisitions Librarian, at 567-2403, email to schorr@uthscsa.edu.  A purchase suggestion form is also available on the library’s Web site.

Upcoming inventory of 5th floor book collection

Beginning in February the Briscoe Library will conduct an inventory of the fifth floor book collection.  During the inventory process library staff will identify any problems or discrepancies in the book collection and make corrections where necessary.  Library staff will also work on identifying books that are missing from the collection.  Orange flags will be used for identification purposes and should not be removed.  Books that contain orange flags can still be checked out.  If you would like to check out a book that has an orange flag please take it to the circulation desk.  The book inventory will be handled with as little interruption as possible.

If you have questions about the book inventory contact Andrea N. Schorr, Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian, (210) 567-2403 or schorr@uthscsa.edu.

Looking for a summer read? Explore the Leisure Reading Collection at the Briscoe Library

Need a break?  Check out the Leisure Reading Collection at the Briscoe Library.  The Leisure Collection consists of approximately 50 books, many of which are bestseller titles, and includes genres such as mystery, science fiction, and romance.  Most of the titles in the Leisure Reading Collection are fiction but recently we have incorporated some non-fiction titles.  The leisure books are provided through the McNaughton book service, which is a subscription-based service that allows the library to cycle out books on a quarterly basis.

This service is funded through library donations.  New books are received every three months, so be sure to check the shelf periodically.

The Leisure Reading Collection is located on the third floor of the library across from the Circulation Desk.  All leisure books should be checked out and have a circulation period of two weeks.

Examples of titles in the Leisure Reading Collection:

The Confession by John Grisham - book CoverThe Confession, by John Grisham

 

 

 

 

I Know Who You Are by Lori Andrews - Book CoverI Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy, by Lori Andrews

 

 

 

 

Robopocalypse by Daniel Wilson - Book CoverRobopocalypse: A Novel, by Daniel H. Wilson.

 

 

 

For a full list of titles click here:  Briscoe Leisure Reading Collection

 

Andrea N. Schorr

Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian

New books at the Briscoe Library

Evidence-based teaching in nursing : a foundation for educators

Sharon Cannon, Carol Boswell
Sudbury, Mass. : Jones & Bartlett Learning, c2012.
WY 105 C226e 2012

Leadership roles and management functions in nursing : theory and application, 7th ed.

Bessie L. Marquis, Carol J. Huston
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2012.
WY 105 M357L 2012

Medical terminology : a word-building approach

Jane Rice
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Education, c2012.
W 15 R496m 2012

Carranza’s clinical periodontology, 11th ed.

[edited by] Michael G. Newman, Henry H. Takei, Perry R. Klokkevold ; editor emeritus, Fermin A. Carranza
St. Louis, Mo. : Saunders Elsevier, c2012.
WU 240 C641 2012

New to the shelves at the Briscoe Library

The American Psychiatric Publishing textbook of psychosomatic medicine : psychiatric care of the medically ill

edited by James L. Levenson.
Washington, D.C. : American Psychiatric Pub., c2011.
WM 90 A512 2011

Curriculum development and evaluation in nursing

edited by Sarah B. Keating.
New York : Springer Pub. Co., c2011.
WY 18 K25c 2011

Essential guide to blood coagulation

edited by Jovan P. Antovic, Margareta Blomback.
Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Blackwell, c2010.
WH 310 E78 2010

Evidence-based public health

Ross C. Brownson … [et al.].
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2011.
WA 100 E93 2011

Andrea N. Schorr
Cataloging and Acquisitions Librarian

New to the shelves in the Briscoe Library

Wrong medicine : doctors, patients, and futile treatment
Lawrence J. Schneiderman and Nancy S. Jecker.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2011.
W 50 S359w 2011.

Out of practice : fighting for primary care medicine in America
Frederick M. Barken.
Ithaca, N.Y. : ILR Press, c2011.
W 84.6 B254o 2011.

Adler’s physiology of the eye, 11th ed.
editors, Leonard A. Levin … [et al.] ; managing editors, Paul L. Kaufman, Albert Alm.
Edinburgh ; New York : Saunders/Elsevier, c2011.
WW 103 P5772 2011.

Emergency orthopedics, 6th ed.
editors, Robert R. Simon, Scott C. Sherman ; contributing author, Ghazala Q. Sharieff ; with illustrations by Susan Gilbert.  New York : McGraw-Hill Medical, c2011.
WE 800 S596e 2011.

New to the shelves in the Briscoe Library

Clinical wisdom and interventions in acute and critical care : a thinking-in-action approach, 2nd ed.

Patricia Benner, Patricia Hooper Kyriakidis, Daphne Stannard
New York : Springer Pub., c2011.
WY 154 B469c 2011.

Rubin’s pathology : clinicopathologic foundations of medicine, 6th ed.

editors, Raphael Rubin, David S. Strayer ; founder and consulting editor, Emanuel Rubin
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2012.
QZ 4 P2961 2012.

Theoretical nursing : development and progress, 5th ed.

Afaf Ibrahim Meleis
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2012.
WY 86 M519t 2012.

Physical therapy of the shoulder, 5th ed.

edited by Robert A. Donatelli
St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone, c2012.
WE 810 P578 2012.

Andrea N. Scorr
Cataloging and Acquisitions Librarian

New to the shelves in the Briscoe Library

Biomechanics in orthodontics : principles and practice
Ram S. Nanda, Yahya S. Tosun
Chicago : Quintessence Pub. Co., c2010.
WU 426 N176b 2010.

Essential medical genetics, 6th ed.
Edward S. Tobias, Michael Connor, Malcolm Ferguson-Smith
Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
QZ 50 C752e 2011.

Management principles for health professionals, 6th ed.
Joan Gratto Liebler, Charles R. McConnell
Sudbury, Mass. : Jones & Bartlett Learning, c2012.
WX 150 L716m 2012.

Problem solving in neuroradiology
[edited by] Meng Law, Peter M. Som, Thomas P. Naidich
Philadelphia, Pa. : Elsevier/Saunders, c2011.
WL 141 P963 2011.

New to the shelves in the Briscoe Library

Education, Medical — methods. 

Best practices in medical teaching / Stephen M. Stahl and Richard L. Davis.

Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2011.
W 18 S781b 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

Evidence-Based Nursing — organization & administration

Translation of evidence into nursing and health care practice / [edited by] Kathleen M. White, Sharon Dudley-Brown.
New York : Springer Publishing Co., c2012.
WY 100.7 T772 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

Writing. 

Getting published in the life sciences / Richard J. Gladon, William R. Graves and J. Michael Kelly.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Blackwell/John Wiley & Sons, c2011.
WZ 345 G542g 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

Vaccines — pharmacology

Development of vaccines : from discovery to clinical testing / edited by Manmohan Singh, Indresh K. Srivastava.�
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2011.
QW 805 D489 2011.

 

 

 

Andrea N. Schorr
Cataloging and Acquisitions Librarian