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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!

E-book Purchase Part of UT System Pilot Project

 

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The UT Health Science Center Libraries have acquired more than 150 Elsevier/ScienceDirect e-books as part of an Evidence-Based, Demand Driven Acquisitions project funded by the University of Texas System Board of Regents. The project began in 2013 and was designed to increase e-book content for UT System libraries, while focusing on user needs. All of the newly purchased titles have a 2013 publication date and cover subjects such as biomedical science, medicine, microbiology, chemistry, computer science, and more. A full list of these titles can be found in the library catalog.

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A second round in the Demand Driven program is currently underway, and includes a selection of 2014 Elsevier/ScienceDirect e-book titles. Browsing of these titles in encouraged since purchases are dependent on user participation. To view a full list of the 2014 titles click here.

All Elsevier/ScienceDirect e-books can also be browsed through the library’s database page.

Questions about the library’s electronic and print book collection can be sent to Andrea Schorr, Acquisitions and Cataloging Librarian, schorr@uthscsa.edu.

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 August 2014

AACN essentials of critical care nursing, 3rd ed. / [edited by] Suzanne M. Burns. 
New York : McGraw Hill Education, 2014. 
WY 154 A111 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

AACN_criticalcare

AACN essentials of progressive care nursing, 3rd ed. / [edited by] Suzanne M. Burns. 
New York : McGraw-Hill Education/Medical, 2014. 
WY 154 A1114 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

ACCN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing

DNA repair in cancer therapy [electronic resource] :
molecular targets and clinical applications /
edited by Mark Kelley. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 
DNA repair in cancer therapy

Infectious complications in cancer patients / Valentina Stosor, Teresa R. Zembower, editors. 
Cham ; New York : Springer, c2014. 
QZ 200 I435 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Infectious Complications in Cancer Patients 

Infectious diseases : a clinical short course, 3rd ed. /
Frederick S. Southwick. New York : McGraw-Hill, 2014. 
WC 100 S728i 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Infectious Diseases: a clinical short course

Introduction to reference sources in the health sciences, 6th ed. /
compiled and edited by Jeffrey T. Huber, Susan Swogger. 
Chicago : ALA Neal-Schuman, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2014. 
ZWB 100 R784i 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Introduction to Reference Sources in the Health Sciences

Nothing but the tooth [electronic resource] : a dental odyssey /
Barry K. B. Berkovitz. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Nothing but the Tooth: a dental odyssey

The physician’s guide to eye care, 4th ed. / Jonathan D. Trobe ;
developed in cooperation with American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Emergency Physicians. 
San Francisco, Calif. : American Academy of Ophthalmology, c2012. 
WW 140 T843p 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Physician's Guide to Eye Care

South Texas health status review [electronic resource] /
Institute for Health Promotion Research, UT Health Science Center San Antonio.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

South Texas Health Status Review

USMLE step 2 secrets, 4th ed. / Theodore X. O’Connell. 
Philadelphia, PA : Elsevier Saunders, c2014. 
WB 18.2 B836u 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

USMLE Step 2 Secrets

Women and health, 2nd ed. [electronic resource] / edited by Marlene B. Goldman,
Rebecca Troisi, Kathryn M. Rexrode. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Women & Health

 

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 July 2014

Adams and Victor’s principles of neurology, 10th ed. [electronic resource] / Allan H. Ropper, Martin A. Samuels, Joshua P. Klein. New York : McGraw-Hill Education Medical, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record  

Adam's and Victor's Principles of Neurology, 10th ed.

Current medical diagnosis & treatment 2014 [electronic resource] / edited by Maxine A. Papadakis, Stephen J. McPhee, associate editor Michael W. Rabow. New York : McGraw-Hill  Medical, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2014

Davis’s drug guide for nurses, 14th ed. [electronic resource] / April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski, Judith Hopfer Deglin. Philadelphia : F.A. Davis, c2015. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses, 14th ed.

Developing global health programming : a guidebook for medical and professional schools, 2nd ed. [edited by] Jessica Evert, Paul Drain, Thomas Hall. San Francisco : Global Health Education Collaborations Press, 2014. WA 18 D489 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Developing Global Health Programming: a guidebook for medical and professional schools

Health sciences librarianship / edited by M. Sandra Wood. Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
Z 675.M4 H434 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Health Sciences Librarianship edited by M. Sandra Wood

Inheritance : how our genes change our lives– and our lives change our genes / Sharon Moalem, MD, PhD, with Matthew D. LaPlante. New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2014.
QZ 50 M687i 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Inheritance: how good genes change our lives

Pediatric neuroimaging, 5th ed. / A. James Barkovich, Charles Raybaud. Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2012.
WS 340 B256p 2012.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Pediatric Neuroimaging, 5th ed. 2012

Physician salary & benefits report 2014 : hospital-based and group practice. Oakland , N.J. : Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service, c2014.
WX 16 P578 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Physician Salary & Benefits Report 2014

Seidel’s guide to physical examination, 8th ed. / Jane W. Ball, Joyce E. Dains, John A. Flynn, Barry S. Solomon, Rosalyn W. Stewart. St. Louis, Missouri : Elsevier/Mosby, c2015.
WB 205 M894 2015.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Seidel's Guide to Physical Examination, 8th ed. 2015

Where there is no doctor : a village health care handbook / by David Werner with Carol Thuman and Jane Maxwell ; with drawings by David Werner. New rev. ed., 13th printing Palo Alto, Calif., U.S.A. : Hesperian Foundation, c2013.WA 39 W492w 2013.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Where there is No Doctor: a village health care handbook, 2013 reprint

 

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

Featured New Books for June 2014

The 5-minute clinical consult 2015, 23rd ed. [electronic resource] /
edited by Frank Domino, Robert A. Baldor,
Jeremy Golding, Jill A. Grimes.
Philadelphia, Pa. : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

fivemin

 

Current protocols select : imaging and microscopy / edited by Simon C. Watkins, Claudette M. St.
Croix, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., c2013.
QH 205.2 C976 2013.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

img_microscopy

 

Cheating lessons : learning from academic dishonesty / James M. Lang.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, c2013.
LB 3609 L269c 2013.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

cheating

 

Recognizing and treating breathing disorders [electronic resource] : a multidisciplinary approach, 2nd ed. /
by Leon Chaitow, Christopher Gilbert, Dinah Morrison.
Oxford : Churchill Livingstone, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

breathingdisorders

 

ADEA official guide to dental schools 2014 : for students entering fall 2015 /
ADEA ; contributor Paul Garrard ; editor Nancy Lang.
Washington, D.C. : American Dental Education Association, c2014.
WU 19 A512a 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

ADEA

 

Clinical dermatology / [edited by] Carol Soutor, Maria K. Hordinsky.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education/Medical, c2013.
WR 140 C6415 2013.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

clinical_derm

 

Quantitative MRI of the spinal cord / edited by Julien Cohen-Adad, Claudia A.M. Wheeler-Kingshott.
Amsterdam : Academic Press, 2014.
WL 400 Q1 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

MRI_spinal

 

Understanding global health, 2nd ed. [electronic resource] / edited by William H. Markle, Melanie A. Fisher, Raymond A. Smego, Jr.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, c2014
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

global_health

 

Anatomy of writing for publication for nurses, 2nd ed. / Cynthia Saver.
Indianapolis, Ind. : Sigma Theta Tau International, c2014.
WZ 345 A535 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

writing_pub

 

 

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

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