Featured New Books for May 2014

Cardiovascular physiology, 8th ed. [electronic resource] / David E. Mohrman, Lois Jane Heller.
New York : McGraw-Hill Medical, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record



Diversity and cultural competence in health care [electronic resource] : a systems approach /
Janice L. Dreachslin, M. Jean Gilbert, Beverly Malone.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2013.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record



Manual of temporomandibular disorders, 3rd ed. / Edward F. Wright.
Ames, Iowa : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2014.
WU 140.5 W948m 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record



The new wounded [electronic resource] : from neurosis to brain damage / Catherine Malabou ; translated by Steven Miller.
New York : Fordham University Press, 2012.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record



Occupational science for occupational therapy / edited by Doris Pierce.
Thorofare, N.J. : Slack Incorporated, 2014.
WB 555 O157 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record



Osborn’s brain : imaging, pathology, and anatomy / Anne G. Osborn.
Salt Lake City, Utah : Amirsys Pub., c2013.
WL 301 O81o 2013.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record



Race, ethnicity, and health [electronic resource] : a public health reader, 2nd ed. /
Thomas A. LaVeist, Lydia A. Isaac ; editors.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2013.
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For a complete list of new titles added in the month of May 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.


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

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

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.




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 Collections in the Digital Archive

The UT Health Science Center Libraries have added new items to the Digital Archive: The Medical School Yearbooks Project and the Electronic ThesisYearbook Photographs and Dissertation Collection.

Medical School Yearbooks Project

Curious about what a Health Science Center student looked like in 1971 or what the School of Medicine faculty looked like in 1981?  Check out the Medical School Yearbooks Project in the library’s Digital Archive.  The Medical School Yearbooks Project is part of the University History Collection and consists of several volumes of the medical school yearbook in digital format.  All of the yearbooks in the Digital Archive are either owned by the UT Health Science Center Libraries or have been loaned to the library for digitization purposes.  For more information about the Medical School Yearbooks Project visit:

Currently, years 1983 and 1984 are missing from the Digital Archive; if you have a copy of either of these years and would be willing to lend it to the library for digitization, please contact the Digital Archive Team at

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Collection

The Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) Collection is a compilation of theses and dissertations produced at the UT Health Science Center in digital format.  Currently the Digital Archive has copies from 2004 to the present.  This collection will be updated on a continuous basis.  More information about the ETD Collection:

Andrea N. Schorr
Cataloging and Acquisitions Librarian

Eric Willman
Systems Librarian

New Leisure Books

Looking for a good summer read?  Check out the new leisure titles at the Briscoe Library!

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 donations to the library.


The 30-day heart tune-up : a breakthrough medical plan to prevent and reverse heart disease
Steven Masley, MD,  Fellow, American Heart Association.
New York : Center Street, c2014.


Above / Isla Morley.
New York : Gallery Books, c2014.


The anatomy lesson : a novel / Nina Siegal.
New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, c2014.


A beautiful truth / Colin McAdam.
New York : Soho Press, c2013.


The burning dark / Adam Christopher.
New York : Tom Doherty Associates, c2014.


Caffeinated : how our daily habit helps, hurts, and hooks us / Murray Carpenter.
New York, New York : Hudson Street Press, c2014.


Distortion / Terri Blackstock.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, c2014.


The edge of normal / Carla Norton.
New York : Minotaur Books, c2013.


My story / Elizabeth Smart with Chris Stewart.
New York : St. Martin’s Press, c2013.


A guide for the perplexed : a novel / Dara Horn.
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, c2013.


Moonlight sonata at the Mayo Clinic / Nora Gallagher.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2013.


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


New Online Reference Books

As part of a joint venture, the Office of Communications and the WebLife group have purchased an online site license for two well-known reference books, the AP Stylebook Online and Webster’s New World College Dictionary Online. These resources are available to UT Health Science Center faculty, staff, and students and can be accessed through the library catalog.






New Online Video Collections

The UT Health Science Center Libraries have acquired two counseling video collections through a purchase by the University of Texas System Digital Library with Academic Library Collection Enhancement Program (ALCEP) funds.  ALCEP funds are allocated by the Board of Regents to UT Austin for one-time collection purchases that can be used by all UT institutions. The first collection, Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume I provides a first-hand look at working with clients and putting theoretical concepts into practice. The second collection, Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume II expands on the first volume with special emphasis on contemporary topics, and includes documentaries that provide insight into human conditions. In total, there are 708 streaming videos that cover dozens of therapeutic methods, diagnoses, and cultural groups. These collections provide practical training for counseling and therapy programs in psychology, social work, education, nursing, health, and medicine.

Both collections contain streaming videos that can be accessed online via the library catalog.

Counseling and Therapy in Video: Vol. I

Counseling and Therapy in Video: Vol. II