Bates Visual Guide vs. JoVE

The library will run two trials over the next month (from Sept 15 – Oct 15). Both resources offer visual reference guides/videos for physical examinations and other clinical skills.

  • Bates Visual Guide to Examination, including OSCE Clinical Skills Videos
  • JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) offers two modules:
    • JoVE Clinical Skills, including Nursing Skills
    • JoVE Medicine

See the Trials Libguide for additional information on resources, along with links, and a survey. Which resource do you prefer? Let us know!

Briscoe Library Removing Print Journals

In September, approximately 97,000 print journal volumes will be removed from the Briscoe Library 4th floor. This project is part of an overall effort to transition to a print-free environment, as almost all of the library’s current journals are now available online and searchable through the library’s catalog or through BrowZine. Older journal articles that are not online can be ordered at no charge through the Document Delivery service. Delivery time is estimated at under 48 hours.

Removing these journals opens up the 4th floor as the library evolves from a storage space for print materials into a place for study, instruction, and collaboration. The volumes that are being removed are already part of the collection in the Joint Library Facility, a storage unit located in Bryan, TX that is a collaboration between the University of Texas System and Texas A&M University. The library has contracted with a commercial company to remove and transport the volumes to a recycling plant.

For questions about this project, contact Jonquil Feldman, Associate Library Director,


Historical Anatomy Books on Display April 12

Illustration of Body Muscles

The P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library will be holding an exhibit of rare and historical anatomical texts on April 12 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the Nixon Reading Room and the Howe Conference Room on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library. View a 1st edition of De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem by Andreas Vesalius published in 1543 and a 1481 edition of De Medicina by Aulus Cornelius Celsus, the Nixon Library’s oldest book. The display is open to the general public, and all are welcome to come see these treasures up close.

For more information on the collections of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library or to arrange a book display or tour, contact Lisa Matye Finnie, Special Collections Librarian, at or 210-567-2406.

Looking for a new way to study?

Looking for a new way to study? Check out AccessMedicine’s Showdown self-assessment game.

Battle it out with colleagues and test your medical knowledge in a Jeopardy-style showdown. The AccessMedicine Showdown features questions in five different categories ranging from 100 to 400 points, plus a bonus question worth 500 points. Users can play live or receive email notifications when its their turn to play.



*Must create a personal account to play, existing account holders do not need to create another account.

AccessMedicine provides full-text access to more that 100 core medicine titles including Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, Hurst’s the Heart, and several Lange review series titles.

New Research Methods Database


Need help designing and executing a research project?  Check out SAGE Research Methods (SRM) a new library database that covers all aspects of the research process, from developing a research question to defining results. Within this database are numerous e-books and select e-journal articles that focus on research design and development. Coverage includes the full range of methods used in the behavioral sciences, as well as many commonly used in science, technology, and medicine.


SAGE Research Methods is appropriate for anyone investigating, designing, supervising, or teaching research methods.

Access SRM through the library’s catalog and database page.  SRM is pfovided through the UT System Digital Library for use by all UT institutions.

October 2018 UT Health Faculty Publications List

To support our faculty’s research efforts, Briscoe Library has added an additional feature to our monthly newsletter. You will now be able to view citations and link to articles from our UT Health Faculty Publications list.  As an added feature, altmetric information is also included. This list will be produced monthly by our Library Liaison group who can also provide further assistance with scholarly publication efforts. If you do not see your publication listed, you can provide us with the proper citation information by completing this form.

Click here to view the citations for October 2018 publications.


What’s new in ClincalKey?

clinicalkey imageis a database which contains a wealth of medical and surgical information. Content includes over 1,000 e-books, over 500 e-journals (including the famous “Clinics” titles), and thousands of videos and images. Also included is point-of-care content from First Consult.

Access ClinicalKey through the library’s database page or the library catalog.

Here’s what’s new:

Click on the cover to view the e-book.

Dermatopath               Esthetic Dentistry, 3rd ed.               Head & Neck Imaging: Case Reviews


Heart failure: a companion to Braunwald's               Medicine for the Outdoors, 6th ed.               Musculoskeletal Imaging, 2nd ed.


Nathan & Oski's hematology and oncology of infancy and childhood, 8th ed.               Ortho rehabilitation of the athlete               Weedon's skin pathology, 4th ed.

More new titles:

Pediatric Decision-Making Strategies (Pomeranz) 2nd ed

Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Secrets (Selbst) 3rd ed

Rang & Dale’s Pharmacology (Rang) 8th ed

Sims’ Symptoms in the Mind: Textbook of Descriptive Psychopathology (Oyebode) 5th ed

Sleisenger and Fordtran’s Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease (Feldman) 10th ed

Surgery of the Skin (Robinson) 3rd ed

Transplantation of the Liver (Busuttil, Ronald) 3rd ed

Urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery (Walters) 4th ed


*Must register for personal account to view PDFs.