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Book Review – Being Mortal

Being Mortal is an honest and thought-provoking work about the journey between life and death, and the handling of end of life issues.  Author Atul Gawande provides a sobering yet constructive account of the aging population and quality of care practices. Gawande discusses the lack of understanding between health, survival, and well-being, and how it affects aging and end of life care. Real BeingMortalPiclife stories and experiences are spread throughout the text, with many illustrating a need for change.

Being Mortal is a refreshing look at the limits of humanity with practical ideas for transforming existing philosophies. It is a must-read for all health care professionals, policy makers, caretakers, and anyone who is interested in lifelong well-being.

 

About the author:

Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, is a surgeon, writer, and public health researcher. He practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is a professor in both the Department of Health Policy and Management at Harvard School of Public Health and the Department of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is Executive Director of Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation, and Chairman of Lifebox, a nonprofit organization making surgery safer globally. Additionally, Gawande has been a staff writer for the New Yorker since 1998, and has written three New York Times best sellers: Complications, Better, and The Checklist Manifesto.

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Photo by Rose Lincoln, Harvard News Office

 

This book is available at the Briscoe Library. For more information check the library catalog.

Andrea N. Schorr
Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian

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, feldman@uthscsa.edu.

 

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 November 2014

Basic molecular protocols in neuroscience [electronic resource] : tips, tricks, and pitfalls
John T. Corthell. Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Basic Molecular Protocols in Neuroscience: tips, tricks, and pitfalls

Cancer drug design and discovery, 2nd ed.  [electronic resource] / Stephen Neidle, School of Pharmacy,
University College London. Amsterdam [Netherlands] : Elsevier, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

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Cognition, intelligence, and achievement [electronic resource] : a tribute to J. P. Das
edited by Timothy C. Papadopoulos, Rauno K. Parrila, John R. Kirby. London : Academic Press, c2015.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Cognition, Intelligence, and Achievement: a tribute to J.P. Das

Current diagnosis & treatment [electronic resource] : pediatrics, 22nd ed.
edited by William W. Hay, Jr. [and others]. New York : McGraw-Hill Education, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Current Diagnosis & Treatment : Pediatrics 22nd ed.

Demystifying the Institutional Repository for Success [electronic resource] / Marianne A. Buehler.
Oxford : Chandos Publishing, 2013.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Demystifying the Institutional Repository for Success

Dental implant prosthetics, 2nd ed.  [electronic resource] / Carl E. Misch.
St. Louis, Missouri : Elsevier Mosby, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Dental Implant Prosthetics, 2nd ed.

Dream science [electronic resource] : exploring the forms of consciousness / J.F. Pagel.
Oxford : Academic Press, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Dream Science : exploring the forms of consciousness

Essentials of stem cell biology, 3rd ed.  [electronic resource] / edited by Robert Lanza, Anthony Atala.
San Diego, CA : Academic Press, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Essentials of Stem Cell Biology, 3rd ed.

Handbook of nutrition, diet and the eye [electronic resource] / edited by Victor R. Preedy.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

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Heart and toxins [electronic resource] / Meenakshisundaram Ramachandran, editor.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Heart and Toxins

Human memory  [electronic resource] : a constructivist view / Mary B. Howes and Geoffrey O’Shea.
Amsterdam : Elsevier/Academic Press, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Human Memory : a constructivist view

Schwartz’s principles of surgery, 10th ed. [electronic resource] / editor-in-chief, F. Charles Brunicardi.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Schwartz's Principles of Surgery , 10th ed.

Symptom to diagnosis [electronic resource] : an evidence-based guide, 3rd ed.
Scott D.C. Stern, Adam S. Cifu, Diane Altkorn. New York : McGraw-Hill Medical, 2015.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
Symptom to Diagnosis, 3rd ed.

 

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

Featured New Books for October 2014

NBDE. Part 1, Secrets : study guide : your key to exam success.
Beaumont, Tex : Mometrix Media, 2014.
WU 18.2 N2773 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

NBDE part 1 secrets study guide

Mosby’s review for the NBDE, 2nd ed. / edited by Frank Dowd, DDS, PhD.
St. Louis, Missouri : Elsevier Mosby, c2015.
WU 18.2 M8945 2015. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Mosby's review for the NBDE

DentEssentials : high-yield NBDE part 1 review, 4th ed. / [lead authors/editors, Michael S. Manley, Leslie D. Manley]. New York, NY : Kaplan Publishing, c2012.
WU 18.2 D4145 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

DentEssentials: high-yield NBDE part 1

Complementary and alternative therapies for nursing practice, 4th ed. / Karen Lee Fontaine.
Boston : Pearson, c2015.
WY 86.5 F678c 2015. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Complementary & alternative therapies

Current medical diagnosis & treatment 2015 [electronic resource]/ edited by Maxine A. Papadakis, Stephen J. McPhee, associate editor Michael W. Rabow. New York : McGraw-Hill Medical, 2015.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2015

Review of medical microbiology and immunology, 14th ed. [electronic resource] / Warren Levinson.
New York : McGraw-Hill, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Review of medical microbiology and immunology

Resident readiness : internal medicine [electronic resource] / [edited by] Debra L. Klamen and Susan Thompson Hingle. New York : McGraw-Hill Education Medical, c2013.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Resident readiness : internal medicine

Pathophysiology of disease [electronic resource] : an introduction to clinical medicine, 7th ed. / edited by Stephen J. McPhee, Gary D. Hammer. New York : McGraw-Hill Education Medical, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Pathophysiology of disease 7th ed.

Sherris medical microbiology [electronic resource], 6th ed. / editors, Kenneth J. Ryan, C. George Ray.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education/Medical, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Sherris medical microbiology

Historical Anatomy Books on Display April 12

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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 finnie@uthscsa.edu 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.

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*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 Clinical Medicine Ebook Collection

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The UT Health Science Center Libraries now have access to a collection of clinical medicine e-books as part of a purchase by the UT System Academic Library Collection Enhancement Program (ALCEP). ALCEP funds are allocated to UT Austin by the Board of Regents for one-time collection purchases that can benefit all UT institutions. The CRCnetBase Medicine collection includes more than 400 titles with publication dates ranging from 2011-2014. The collection is heavily focused on clinical medicine, but includes a set of surgery and medical reference titles. Access to this collection is available through the library’s catalog and database page.

View a full list of the titles in this collection. .

New Leisure Books – January 2015

Check out new titles in the leisure collection. To view book summaries click on the title or book cover.

The Leisure Collection is located on the main floor of the Briscoe Library in the seating area across from the Circulation desk. This collection is funded through library donations.

All the light we cannot see : a novel / Anthony Doerr.
New York : Scribner, c2014.

All the light we cannot see

Big little lies / Liane Moriarty.
New York : G. P. Putnam’s Sons, a member of Penguin Group (USA), c2014.

Big Little Lies

The bone clocks : a novel / David Mitchell.
New York : Random House, c2014.

The Bone Clocks

The book of unknown Americans / Cristina Henríquez.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2014.

Book of Unknown Americans

The children act : a novel / Ian McEwan.
New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, c2014.

The Children Act: a novel

Curious : the desire to know and why your future depends on it / Ian Leslie.
New York : Basic Books, A Member of the Perseus Books Group, c2014.

Curious by Ian Leslie

A deadly wandering : a tale of tragedy and redemption in the age of attention
Matt Richtel. New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, c2014.

A Deadly Wandering

Everything I never told you : a novel / Celeste Ng.
New York : Penguin Press HC, 2014.

Everything I never told you by Celeste Ng

Finding me : a decade of darkness, a life reclaimed : a memoir of the Cleveland kidnappings
Michelle Knight with Michelle Burford. New York, NY : Weinstein Books, c2014.

Finding Me

Glitter and glue : a memoir / Kelly Corrigan.
New York : Ballantine Books, c2014.

Glitter and Glue

Gray Mountain / John Grisham.
New York : Doubleday, c2014.

Gray Mountain

The invention of wings / Sue Monk Kidd.
New York : Viking, c2014.

Invention of Wings

Leaving time : a novel / Jodi Picoult.
New York : Ballantine Books, c2014.

Leaving Time

Lucky us : a novel / Amy Bloom.
New York : Random House, c2014.

Lucky Us

Orphan train / Christina Baker Kline.
New York : William Morrow, 2014

Orphan Train by Christina Kline

The paying guests / Sarah Waters.
New York : Riverhead Books, A member of Penguin Group (USA), c2014.

The Paying Guests

Revival : a novel / Stephen King.
New York : Scribner, c2014.

Revival: a novel

Station eleven : a novel / Emily St. John Mandel.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2014.

Station Eleven

 

For a complete list of all titles in the Leisure collection click here.

Leisure titles are currently selected by library staff, but suggestions are welcome. Send suggestions to askalibrarian@uthscsa.edu.

New Leisure Books – October 2014

Check out new titles in the leisure collection. To view book summaries click on the title or book cover.

The Leisure Collection is located on the main floor of the Briscoe Library in the seating area across from the Circulation desk. This collection is funded through library donations.

 

The Collector /| Nora Roberts.
New York : G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2014.

The Collector by Nora Roberts

The death class : a true story about life / Erika Hayasaki.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.

The death class : a true story about life by Erika Hayasaki

Euphoria : a novel / Lily King.
New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2014.

Euphoria by Lily King

The eye of Moloch / Glenn Beck with Jack Henderson.
New York : Threshold Editions-Mercury Radio Arts, 2013.

Eye of moloch by Glen Beck

Heaven is for real : a little boy’s astounding story of his trip to heaven and back
Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent.
Nashville, Tenn. : Thomas Nelson, 2011, c2010.

Heaven is for real by Todd Burpo

Invisible / James Patterson and David Ellis.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.

Invisible by James Patterson and David Ellis

Let it burn / Steve Hamilton.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2013.

Let it burn by Steve Hamilton

Neil Armstrong : a life of flight / Jay Barbree.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2014.

Neil Armstrong : a life of flight by Jay Barbree

New life, no instructions : a memoir / Gail Caldwell.
New York : Random House, 2014.

New life no instructions by Gail Caldwell

Parentology : everything you wanted to know about the science of raising children but were too exhausted to ask / Dalton Conley.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.

Parentology by Dalton Conley

Power play / Catherine Coulter.
New York : G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2014.

Power play by Catherine Coulter

The promise of a pencil : how an ordinary person can create extraordinary change / Adam Braun.
New York : Scribner, 2014.

The promise of a pencil by Adam Braun

Red Rising / Pierce Brown.
New York : Del Rey, 2014.

Red rising by Pierce Brown

Save the date / Mary Kay Andrews.
New York : St. Martin’s Press, 2014.

Save the date by Mary Kay Andrews

Smarter : the new science of building brain power / Dan Hurley.
New York: Hudson Street Press, 2013.

Smarter by Dan Hurley

The wedding gift / Marlen Suyapa Bodden.
New York : St. Martin’s Press, 2013.

The wedding gift by Marlen Suyapa Bodden

 

For a complete list of all titles in the Leisure collection click here.

Leisure titles are currently selected by library staff, but suggestions are welcome. Send suggestions to askalibrarian@uthscsa.edu.

 

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