Information Resources

Bates Visual Guide vs. JoVE

The library will run two trials over the next month (from Sept 15 – Oct 15). Both resources offer visual reference guides/videos for physical examinations and other clinical skills.

  • Bates Visual Guide to Examination, including OSCE Clinical Skills Videos
  • JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) offers two modules:
    • JoVE Clinical Skills, including Nursing Skills
    • JoVE Medicine

See the Trials Libguide for additional information on resources, along with links, and a survey. Which resource do you prefer? Let us know!

Chat With a Librarian

Briscoe Library now has a chat service that allows you to chat directly with a librarian. The chat is managed during our regular on call hours (10 AM – 4 PM) and can be access through the orange chat button on the bottom right of each page of the library’s website. When a librarian is available for chat, the button will display “Chat Now”. When offline, you will have the option to submit your question through an online form (all questions will be answered during on call hours) or search for your answer in our LibGuides with the “Ask Us” button.

Coming Soon: Chat With A Librarian

Briscoe Library will soon be introducing a chat service which will allow you to chat directly with a librarian. The chat will be managed during our regular on call hours (10 AM – 4 PM). Keep an eye out for the orange chat button on the bottom right of each page of the library’s website. When a librarian is available for chat, the button will display “Chat Now”. When offline, you will have the option to submit your question through an online form (all questions will be answered during on call hours) or search for your answer in our LibGuides with the “Ask Us” button.

Chat Now Ask Us

We will provide more information when the chat service is available!

E-Resource of the Month: Bates Visual Guide

Bates’ Visual Guide to Examination delivers 18 clinical skills videos featuring head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques, as well as 15 OSCE clinical reasoning modules. Bates’ is available through institutional access (no sign-in needed) and can be shared by copying/pasting direct urls into syllabi and lectures.

Bates Visual Guide

Key features include:

  • Anatomy review
  • Record your findings
  • “See also” videos
  • PDF transcripts and closed captioning
  • Searching for video clips

Bates’ Visual Guide to Examination, now available through the library database page, was offered as a trial during the fall of 2018. Thanks to the numerous faculty members willing to test the resource, the library was able to begin a subscription on January 1, 2019.

E-Resource of the Month: ClinicalKey Presentation Maker

ClinicalKey, well known for its books and journals content, offers a variety of other services. Looking for a video or image to add to your presentation? ClinicalKey has over 4 million images and over 50,000 videos available for use. Simply search and select images, insert into Presentation Maker and export into PowerPoint (with citation included).

See ClinicalKey Presentation Maker video for quick demonstration.

 

 

E-Resource of the Month: NEJM Resident 360

Designed specifically for residents, NEJM Resident 360 gives you the information, resources, and support you need to approach your rotations – and life as a resident – with confidence.

NEJM Resident 360 offers the following sections:

  • Rotation Prep – choose from over 30 rotations to learn fast facts; landmark clinical trials, reviews, guidelines and additional articles; and procedure videos such as “placement of an arterial line”
  • Learning Lab – insights into teaching tools and learning resources
  • Resident Lounge – information and inspiration through blogs, podcasts, and discussions
  • Career – guidance on topics such as negotiating contracts, managing education debt, and more

To access the NEJM Resident 360, register for a personal account using your UT Health San Antonio email address. Access is provided with the library subscription to the New England Journal of Medicine.

E-Resource of the Month: SCImago Journal Ranking (SJR)

Trying to figure out which journal to publish in? SCImago Journal Ranking (SJR) can help you decide!

SJR is based on prestige from a journal to another, using current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous three years. SJR, a counterpart to Impact Factors, is freely available through the SCImago website. Find out more information on the Impact Factors and Other Metrics libguide.

Quick view of Impact Factor vs SJR:

Impact Factor

SJR

Definition

Citations to a journal in the JCR year to items published in the previous two years, divided by the total number of citable items (articles and reviews) published in the journal in the previous two years.

Average number of weighted citations received in a year, by articles published in a journal in the previous 3 years.

Source

InCites Journal Citation Reports (JCR) – drawing on the data in Web of Science

Scopus

A measure of

Citation Impact

Prestige

Availability

Subscription access via JCR

Freely available via SCImago website

Journal titles

11,500+

34,000+

How is it calculated?

The number of citations of articles published in the source journal in the preceding two years divided by the number of items published in that journal in the previous two years.

Iterative process based on transfer of prestige from a journal to another, using current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous three years

Citations included

All document types (including editorials)

Articles, conference papers and reviews

Documents included

Articles and reviews

Articles, conference papers and reviews

Interdisciplinary comparisons

Not useful for comparing disciplines. You should only compare Impact Factors for journals in the same field.

Yes. The rank has been normalized to account for differences between the disciplines

Strengths

  • Covers approximately 11,500 scholarly and technical journals and conference proceedings
  • Can exclude self-citations
  • Includes journals in 236 disciplines
  • Assigns higher value/weight to citations form more prestigious journals
  • Compensates for differences in field, type and age
  • Meaningful benchmark is built in – 1 is average for a subject

Weaknesses

  • Does not necessarily reflect the quality of individual articles
  • Limited to journals within Web of Science
  • Cannot be used to compare journals across different subject categories
  • Small numbers can be off-putting to researchers
  • Complicated and difficult to validate
  • No idea of magnitude: how many citations does it represent?

E-Resource of the Month: Study Materials

Looking for study materials? The library has many resources to help start the school year off right.

Find Your Space: A Quick Guide to Briscoe Library’s Study Spaces

Briscoe Library is pleased to present a new pocket guide that details the study spaces available to students on each of the library’s 4 floors. View the PDF version here or stop by the front desk at Briscoe Library to pick up a guide for yourself!

Librarians Create UT Health Faculty Publications List

To support our faculty’s research efforts, Briscoe Library has added an additional feature to our monthly newsletter. You will now be able to view citations and link to articles from our UT Health Faculty Publications list.  As an added feature, altmetric information is also included. This list will be produced monthly by our Library Liaison group who can also provide further assistance with scholarly publication efforts. If you do not see your publication listed, you can provide us with the proper citation information by completing this form.

Click here to view the citations for September 2018 publications.

 

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