Victor Oliveros’ materials on border health now available

Victor Oliveros

After his retirement from the Laredo, Texas Health Department in 2005, Mr. Victor Oliveros, who was Chief of Environmental Health Services and a founder of the US-Mexico Border Health Commission, donated a collection of materials related to border health to the UT Health Science Center Libraries.  The materials included papers and government reports as well as slides showing deteriorating environmental conditions along the U.S. Mexico border at Laredo/Nuevo Laredo. The slides, which Mr. Oliveros used during presentations, illustrate the interdependency of the sister cities, as people, animals, and disease vectors move freely between them.

The donated materials have been catalogued and can be found by using the library catalog with the keyword “Oliveros.”

  • Physical documents are located at the Laredo Regional Campus Library at 1937 East Bustamante Street.
  • The usable slides have been turned into a presentation, and these are available as a link from
  • The web page also includes a brief biography of Victor Oliveros and an oral history that was conducted with Mr. Oliveros by Pennie Borchers, Special Collections Librarian.

Linda Levy
Assistant Director for Branch Libraries and Database Services

Web of Science Cancellation

The UT Health Science Center Library is discontinuing Web of Science after the current subscription expires.  Due to a combination of funding limitations and duplication of content we could not justify the renewal.  Effective January 1, 2014, we will no longer have access to Web of Science.

Scopus is a database that provides similar information to Web of Science.  Please contact the library at (210)567-2450 or if you need assistance with making the switch from Web of Scienc to Scopus.  Librarians are available for consultations or to provide group instruction to help ease the transition.  Any departmental or committee material that references Web of Science should be updated to Scopus.

John Weed, Head of Collection Resources

What’s New in ClinicalKey?

clinicalkey imageis the library’s newest database which contains a wealth of medical and surgical information. Content is comprehensive, consistent, and convenient; 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 new database page or the library catalog.

Here’s what’s new:

DeLee & Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine4th ed. (2015)

This two-volume text covers the athletic lifespan and explores the physiopathology, diagnosis, and treatment of sports-related injuries and disorders. This reference is clinically focused and complete with thorough descriptions, full color illustrations, and supplementary video clips. Appropriate for surgeons, residents, fellows, therapists, or athletic trainers.

DeLee & Drez's Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, 4th ed.

Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 9th ed. (2015)

A historically popular medical text that provides optimal  coverage of the basic sciences and clinical medicine. Content includes information about molecular biology, disease classifications, new drugs and drug therapies, and more. Full color illustrations, comprehensive descriptions, and supplementary video clips are also included.  Appropriate for 1st thru 4th year medical students, professional pathologists, international students, practicing physiologists, residents, and pathophysiologists.

Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease 9th ed.

Grainger & Allison’s Diagnostic Radiology, 6th ed. (2015)

Recognized as the standard for general reference in diagnostic radiology, this text provides a concise yet comprehensive description of various organ systems and imaging methods. Provides excellent preparation for certification exams and the most up to date  imaging techniques for practicing radiologists.

Grainger & Allison's Diagnostic Radiology 6th ed.

Seidel’s Guide to Physical Examination, 8th ed. (2015)

Formerly Mosby’s Guide to Physical Examination, this new edition continues under a new title and is packed with new features. Staying true to its roots, Seidel’s Guide to Physical Examination maintains its patient-centered approach and emphasis on differential diagnosis. This new edition includes an increased focus on evidence-based practice along with special features such as integrated lifespan content, clinical pearls, physical variations, and functional assessments.

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


The Clinics Journals 2014

A comprehensive collection of clinical reviews with coverage in multiple fields and specialties.





What’s new in STAT!Ref


The libraries now have access to eleven new titles in the STAT!Ref E-bo0k Collection.

STAT!Ref is a collection of full text, authoritative healthcare resources in a variety of specialties such as emergency/critical care, pediatrics, psychiatry, infectious disease, nursing, evidence-based medicine and more.

Bennett & Brachman’s hospital infections, 6th ed. (2014) [electronic resource] / editor, William R. Jarvis.

Cardiac nursing, 6th ed. (2010) [electronic resource] / [edited by] Susan L. Woods … [et al.].

Escourolle & Poirier’s manual of basic neuropathology, 5th ed. (2014) [electronic resource] / Françoise Gray, Charles Duyckaerts, Umberto De Girolami

ICD-10-CM [electronic resource] : clinical modification (2014) / Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Center for Health Statistics.

ICD-10-PCS [electronic resource] : procedure coding system (2014) / Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Center for Health Statistics.

Kozier & Erb’s fundamentals of nursing [electronic resource] : concepts, process, and practice, 9th ed. (2012) / Audrey Berman … [et al.].

Reichel’s care of the elderly [electronic resource] : clinical aspects of aging, 6th ed. (2009) / edited by Christine Arenson … [et al.].

TNM classification of malignant tumours [electronic resource], 7th ed. (2010) / edited by L.H. Sobin, M.K. Gospodarowicz, and Ch. Wittekind.

The trauma manual [electronic resource] : trauma and acute care surgery, 4th ed. (2013) / editors, Andrew B. Peitzman and Mark M. Ravitch.

Understanding ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding [electronic resource] : a worktext (2011) / Mary Jo Bowie, Regina M. Schaffer.

Wintrobe’s clinical hematology [electronic resource], 13th ed. (2014) / editors, John P. Greer, Daniel A. Arber, Bertil Glader, Alan F. List, Robert T. Means Jr…[et al.]

*Please note the following two titles are no longer available through STAT!Ref:

Oxford Textbook of Surgery

Principles & Practice of Neuropathology

Find STAT!Ref e-books through the library’s Database Page and in the library catalog.