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Access E-journals quickly on your smartphone or tablet at the Briscoe Library

QR codes in the Briscoe Library provide access to online resources

QR Codes in the stacks of the Briscoe Library now provide smart phone users with easy access to some online resources.

The majority of our journal access is online and now we offer a fast way for you to find the latest issues:  When you see a yellow card on the shelves, scan the QR code and view the journal on your smart phone or other mobile device.

The QR code labels are being placed in the print journal stacks where a print journal subscription ends and the online subscription begins.  The QR code is linked directly to the online version of the journal, taking you directly to a list of issues available for viewing.  If your smart phone is using a data plan, the QR code link will first take you to the library’s login page and you will need to login before using the online journal.  If your smart phone or tablet device is connected to the Health Science Center’s wireless network, you will be connected automatically  to the journal’s mobile website without the need to log in.

For the time being, only current journals with mobile sites are labeled.  As more and more of these sites are integrated to mobile standards, we will incorporate codes for easy access from the stacks.  QR code readers such as ScanLife are available through the App Store.

Have any questions or comments?  Contact Dana Whitmire, Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian, whitmired@uthscsa.edu.

Diabetesville, USA a Cautionary Tale about the Future of Diabetes in the U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control (2010) estimates that by the year 2050, as many as 1 in 3 adults could have diabetes if current trends continue. Cameron County, Texas, where 30 percent of the population suffers from the disease, is the focus of Diabetesville, USA, a new documentary film produced by Michael Seringer.  Diabetesville, USA, paints a grim portrait of the diabetes epidemic in South Texas and seeks to answer several questions about the present and future of diabetes in the nation and the ability of the healthcare system to meet the needs of children and adults with diabetes – or prevent it altogether.  The cast features several UTHSC faculty and staff members including Dr. Ralph DeFronzo and presents the research of Dr. Susan Fisher-Hoch, Dr. Joseph McCormick, and others with the University of Texas Houston School of Public Health and University of Texas at Brownsville, to explore extreme obesity and uncontrolled diabetes in the U.S.-Mexico border region.  Two copies of Diabetesville, USA are now available for checkout at both the Briscoe and Ramirez Libraries.  Visit the library catalog record for specific locations and availability.

 

Did you know? Your library collection

Finding resources hands on keyboardThis second installment of the “Did you know?” series highlights the collections.  The collections of The UT Health Science Center Libraries are both physical and online!  Find the materials you want and need.

Search the library catalog for all materials or search specifically by e-journal title or e-book title if you have something in mind.

Online collection:

  • Number of e-books: 22,383
  • Number of e-journals: 39,081
  • Number of databases: 125

Physical collection:

  • Number of print books at the Briscoe Library: 86,770
  • Number of print books at the Ramirez Library: 3,861
  • Number of print books at the Laredo Regional Campus Library: 920
  • Number of print journal volumes at the Briscoe Library: 109,546

While the library would love to have everything, the library does not own every book and journal.  Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is available to you when the Health Science Center Libraries do not have what you need.  Use ILL to request books, copies of book chapters, or journal articles that the library does not own.  ILL is free for regular requests and most requests are filled in under a week.

Contact us with your questions about using the collection!

Featured New Books for April 2014

A system of orthopaedic medicine, 3rd ed. [electronic resource] / Ludwig Ombregt.
Edinburgh ; New York : Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2013.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Sys_Ortho_med

 

Eating disorders and the brain [electronic resource] / edited by Bryan Lask, Ian Frampton.
Chichester : John Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Eating_disorders

 

Getting better at private practice [electronic resource] / edited by Chris E. Stout.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2012.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Getting_better

 

Guide to laboratory and diagnostic tests, 3rd ed.[electronic resource] / Rick Daniels.
Stamford, Conn. : Cengage Learning, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record.

Guide_lab

 

Nuclear medicine board review [electronic resource] : questions and answers for self-assessment / C. Richard Goldfarb … [et al.].
New York : Thieme, c2012.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Nuclear_Med

 

Post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic health conditions [electronic resource] /
edited by Steven S. Coughlin.
Washington, D.C. : American Public Health Association, c2013.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

PTSD

 

MATLAB for neuroscientists [electronic resource] : an introduction to scientific computing in MATLAB / Pascal Wallisch … [et al.].
Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2013.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

MATLAB

 

Social marketing and social change [electronic resource] : strategies and tools for health, well-being, and the environment / R. Craig Lefebvre.
San Francisco, Calif. : Jossey-Bass, c2013.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

SocialMarketing

 

For a complete list of new titles added in the month of April click here.

Purchase suggestions? Complete the online Purchase Suggestion Form or contact
Andrea N. Schorr, Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian.

Featured new books for February 2014

Core radiology : a visual approach to diagnostic imaging / [edited by] Jacob Mandell.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2013.
WN 17 C797 2013.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Core_radiology

Duke review of MRI principles / Wells I. Mangrum … [et al.].
Philadelphia, Pa. : Elsevier/Mosby, c2012.
WN 18.2 D877 2012.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Duke_reviewMRI

Medical-surgical nursing : assessment and management of clinical problems, 9th ed. / Sharon L. Lewis, Shannon Ruff Dirksen, Margaret McLean Heitkemper, Linda Bucher ; special editor, Mariann M. Harding.
St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Mosby, c2014.
WY 150 M4876 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Med_Surg_Nursing

Otolaryngology : head & neck surgery : clinical reference guide, 4th ed. /
Raza Pasha, Justin S. Golub.
San Diego, Calif. : Plural Publishing Inc., c2014.
WV 168 P281o 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Otolaryngology_surgery

Professional guide to diseases, 10th ed. / [editor, Mary T. Durkin].
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2013.
WB 39 P962 2013.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

ProfGuide_diseases

Cardiac electrophysiology [electronic resource] : from cell to bedside, 6th ed. /
[edited by] Douglas P. Zipes, Jose Jalife.
Philadelphia, Pa. : Elsevier/Saunders, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Cardiac_electrophy

Fundamentals of hand therapy [electronic resource] : clinical reasoning and treatment guidelines for common diagnoses of the upper extremity, 2nd ed. / edited by Cynthia Cooper.
St. Louis, Missouri : Mosby, 2013.
Click here to view Full Catalog Record

Fundamentals_of_Hand

The HDL handbook [electronic resource] : biological functions & clinical implications, 2nd ed. /
edited by Tsugikazu Komoda.
London : Academic Press, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

HDL_handbook

Manual of coronary chronic total occulsion interventions [electronic resource] : a step-by-step approach/ Emmanouil S. Brilakis.
Amsterdam ; Boston : Academic Press, 2013.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Manual_coronary

Polyphenols in human health and disease [electronic resource] / edited by Ronald Ross Watson, Victor R. Preedy, Sherma Zibadi.
London : Academic Press, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Polyphenols

Principles of tissue engineering, 4th ed. [electronic resource] / edited by Robert Lanza, Robert Langer, Joseph P. Vacanti.
Amsterdam : Academic Press, 2013.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Principles_tissue_eng

Risk management for food allergy [electronic resource] /edited by Charlotte Bernhard Madsen, René W.R. Crevel, Clare Mills, Steven L. Taylor.
London : Academic Press, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

RiskMgmt_food_allergy

Surgical and interventional ultrasound [electronic resource] / Beth Schrope.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education Medical, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Surgical_ultrasound

Understanding teamwork in health care [electronic resource] / Gordon Mosser, James W. Begun.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Understanding_teamwork

 

For a complete list of new titles added in the month of February click here.

Purchase suggestions? Complete the online Purchase Suggestion Form or contact
Andrea N. Schorr, Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian.

Featured New Books for January 2014

Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations vols. 1-7, 2nd ed. 
Revised edition of the CIBA “green books” collection of medical illustrations.
Forthcoming volumes: Cardiovascular System -2014; Digestive System – 2015.
QZ 17 C5671 2011-2013. Click here to view Full Catalog Records for Volumes 1-7

Netter

Biostatistics decoded / A. Gouveia Oliveira.
Chichester, West Sussex : John Wiley & Sons, c2013.
WA 950 O48b 2013.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Biostatistics_decoded

Research data management : practical strategies for information professionals /
edited by Joyce M. Ray. West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, c2014.
Z 699.5.D37 R432 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Research_data_management

Maternal child nursing care, 5th ed. / Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, David Wilson.
St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Mosby, c2014.
WY 157.3 W872m 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Maternal_child_nursing

Nursing theorists and their work, 8th ed. / [edited by] Martha Raile Alligood.
St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Mosby, c2014.
WY 86 N9755 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Nursing_theorists

Occupational therapy evaluation for children : a pocket guide, 2nd ed. / Shelley Mulligan.
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2014.
WB 39 M959o 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Occupational_therapy_eval

Psychotherapy in the wake of war : discovering multiple psychoanalytic traditions /
edited by Bernd Huppertz.Lanham, Md. : Jason Aronson, c2013.
WM 420 P9745 2013.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Psychotherapy_in_the_wake

Treatment of skin disease : comprehensive therapeutic strategies, 4th ed. / [edited by] Mark G. Lebwohl, Warren R. Heymann, John Berth-Jones, Ian Coulson.
[Philadelphia, Pa.] : Elsevier/Saunders, c2014.
WR 140 T784 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Treatment_of_skin

Blogs and tweets, texting and friending [electronic resource] : social media and online professionalism in health care / Sandra M. DeJong.
Amsterdam : Academic Press, 2013.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Blogs_and_tweets

Practical management of pain [electronic resource], 5th ed. / [edited by] Honorio T. Benzon … [et al.
Philadelphia, Pa. : Elsevier/Saunders, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Practical_mgmt_of_pain

Between the lines of genetic code [electronic resource] : genetic interactions in understanding disease and complex phenotypes / edited by Leonid Padyukov.
Amsterdam ; Boston : Academic Press, 2013.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Between_the_lines

Diabetes [electronic resource] : chronic complications, 3rd ed. / edited by Kenneth M. Shaw, Michael H. Cummings.Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Diabetes_chronic_complications

Brain stimulation [electronic resource] / edited by Andres M. Lozano, Mark Hallett.
Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2013.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Brain_stimulation

Acute care handbook for physical therapists [electronic resource], 4th ed. /Jaime Paz C. and Michele P. West.
Philadelphia, Pa. : Saunders, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Acute Care Handbook

 

For a complete list of new titles added in the month of January click here.

Purchase suggestions? Complete the online Purchase Suggestion Form or contact
Andrea N. Schorr, Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian.

Featured New Books for March 2014

Advances in nutrition and cancer / Vincenzo Zappia, Salvatore Panico, Gian Luigi Russo, Alfredo Budillon, Fulvio Della Ragione, editors.
Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, c2014.
QZ 266 A244 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

AdvancesCancer

 

Developing evidence-based generalist practice skills [electronic resource] / edited by Bruce A. Thyer, Catherine N. Dulmus, Karen M. Sowers.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Generalist_practice

 

Diabetes [electronic resource] : oxidative stress and dietary antioxidant /
edited by Victor R. Preedy.
Amsterdam : Elsevier Science, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Diabetes_oxidative

 

Endodontics [electronic resource] 4th ed. / edited by Kishor Gulabivala, Yuan-Ling Ng.
Edinburgh : Elsevier, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Endodontics

 

Essentials of pharmacoeconomics, 2nd ed. / Karen L. Rascati.
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2014.
QV 736 R223e 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Pharmacoeconomics

 

Quest for the cure [electronic resource] : reflections on the evolution of breast cancer treatment /
George R. Blumenschein.
Oxford : Elsevier Science, 2013.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

QuestCure

 

Treatment planning for person-centered care [electronic resource] : shared decision making for whole health, 2nd ed. /
Neal Adams, Diane M. Grieder.
London : Academic Press, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Person_centered

 

Wheater’s functional histology : a text and colour atlas, 6th ed. / Barbara Young,
Geraldine O’Dowd, Phillip Woodford.
Philadelphia, Pa. : Churchill Livingston/Elsevier, 2014.
QS 517 F979 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Wheaters

 

For a complete list of new titles added in the month of March click here.

Purchase suggestions? Complete the online Purchase Suggestion Form or contact
Andrea N. Schorr, Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian.

Joint Texas A&M – UT System library facility will house low-circulation books and journals

A&M-UT System Library Facility

Construction of a facility to preserve library resources of Texas A&M University and The University of Texas System is set to begin in June near Bryan, Texas.

Texas A&M University System board of regents formally approved a $6.3 million appropriation to build a facility preserving library resources of Texas A&M University and the University of Texas System.  Construction of the 18,000-square-foot facility on Texas A&M’s Riverside Campus will begin in June and is scheduled to be completed by March 2013.

The library facility will house about 1 million low-circulation books and older journal volumes and make them available to scholars and other interested parties upon request.

Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin stated, “This is an excellent example of cooperation between Texas A&M and the University of Texas for the benefit of our students and faculties, and potentially other scholars and researchers and it’s ultimately of cost-saving benefit to the taxpayers of Texas.”  A process is being implemented through which institutions can “share” a single copy of duplicated holdings in storage.  This allows for the elimination of redundancy in individual collections while preserving a collective copy that can be recalled for use in research and study among users at multiple institutions.

John Weed, Head of Collection Resources

Member, Joint Library Facility Task Force on Policies and Procedures

 

 

Leisure Reading at the Briscoe Library

Wanna get away? Explore the Leisure Reading Collection at the Briscoe Library and escape the stresses of daily life for a while . The Leisure Collection consists of approximately 50 books and 10 popular magazines, and is located on the main floor of the Briscoe Library in the seating area across from the Circulation Desk.

The leisure books include a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles, many of which are best sellers. In this collection you can expect to find books about mystery, romance, history, biography, science fiction, and more. The leisure books are provided through a subscription-based service, so book titles are rotated quarterly. New books are selected every three months so be sure to check the shelf periodically for new titles.  All leisure books can be checked out for a period of two weeks.

For a complete list of the leisure books click here.

LeisureColl

The popular magazines are located next to the current journals, however they are for use in the library and do not circulate. Some of the titles in the popular magazine collection include: National Geographic, Business Week, PC World, MacWorld, Sports Illustrated, People Magazine, and The New Yorker.

The Leisure Collection is funded through library donations. Titles are currently selected by library staff, but suggestions are welcome. Send suggestions to askalibrarian@uthscsa.edu.

Library consolidates reference collection to free up space

In order to maximize study space on the third floor, the library has reduced the size of its reference collection. Prior to this change the library had two reference collections, the ready reference collection and the regular reference collection, both totaling over 2,000 volumes.  These collections were housed on the third floor of the library.

The new reference collection is a combination of the former ready reference and regular reference collections.  The new reference collection consists of approximately 230 volumes and is located near the Pod C computers on the main floor of the library.

The new collection is more concise but still remains authoritative in nature.  Materials in this collection do not circulate but can be browsed in the library.  Many materials from the former reference collections were weeded, replaced with electronic resources, or moved to the general collection.

Andrea N. Schorr

Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian