News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

Did you know: Learn EndNote & RefWorks with videos

This installment of the “Did you know?” series highlights the video tutorials available for EndNote & RefWorks.

EndNote & RefWorks are two popular tools used to manage references and format papers and manuscripts.  EndNote software is available at a substantial discount for UT Health Science Center affiliates through the TechZone Computer store.  RefWorks is web-based for easy use and is free through the Libraries.

RefWorks on YouTube



No matter which tool you choose for your writing support, remember there are videos and tipsheets available to help (plus classes and support from library staff).  For more help with EndNote or RefWorks, check for upcoming classes or request help from library staff.


Library workshops

Chris teaches EBP to PT studentsThroughout the year, special workshops are offered by librarians on a variety of topics.  These workshops are free and open to everyone!  We appreciate pre-registration, but understand if you have last minute time to attend.  See what topics are forthcoming this semester.

Regularly offered workshops include:

  • Creating and Presenting a Professional Poster Session
  • Introduction to EndNote
  • Introduction to PubMed
  • Introduction to RefWorks
  • Library Basics
  • Using EBSCO CINAHL to Locate Nursing & Allied Health Information

All workshops can be tailored for your group, department or course and can be scheduled by request.   Librarians are available to develop and teach classes that meet specific needs or are about a specific resource.  To learn more or to schedule a class, contact Katie Prentice, Head of Education and Information Services, at or call 210-567-6606.

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Surgical and interventional ultrasound [electronic resource] / Beth Schrope.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education Medical, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record


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



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.

News from the Libraries – January 2014


Briscoe Library

Briscoe Library

Happy New Year From the Staff

Where is the Library Link?

Come celebrate Vesalius’ 500th birthday!

Email Management

Diabetesville, USA

PMCID – PMID Converter

Featured New Books


Happy New Year!

The Staff of the Libraries would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!


Briscoe Library

Briscoe Library

RAHC Staff

RAHC Staff

Laredo Staff

Laredo Staff

Where is the Library link on the new homepage?

The new HSC home page debuted in December after extensive research and planning.  The intent of the new homepage is to quickly direct external users to where they need to go to accomplish key tasks.  That means some links that were primarily directed toward internal audiences are no longer on the first screen of the homepage.

UTHSCSA homepage

Where is the Library link now located?  At the top right of the homepage, there is a link for Quicklinks;  clicking on this link will expand to a list of web resources directed toward internal users of the campus website.  The Library link is located under “More.”  Other frequently used links located under Quicklinks include Blackboard,, faculty/staff and student directories, Human Resources, and several other frequently used links.  The A to Z index to the campus website is also located under Quicklinks.  Please contact the library’s service desk at 210-567-2450 or email AskALibrarian if you have questions about locating library resources.

UTHSCSA homepage showing open quicklinks and library link

Come celebrate Vesalius’ 500th birthday!

Portrait of Andreas Vesalius from De humani corporis fabrica

Portrait of Andreas Vesalius from De humani corporis fabrica

The History of Medicine Society will meet at 6:00 pm in the Howe Conference Room of the Library on January 29, 2014, to celebrate the 500th birthday of Andreas Vesalius, the founder of modern human anatomy.  All are welcome to attend.

Vesalius was born in Brussels in 1514 into a family of physicians.  A man of brilliant intellect and boundless energy, he revolutionized the study of anatomy.  Vesalius was author of one of the most influential books on human anatomy, De humani corporis fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human Body), published in 1543.  The P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library’s first edition of this work, along with a modern English translation, will be displayed at the meeting.

Prior to Vesalius, teaching of anatomy was based on the Greek-speaking Roman physician Galen’s research.  Galen, however, based his study of anatomy on the dissection of pigs, Barbary apes, and dogs as human dissection was outlawed in ancient Rome.  Vesalius challenged some of Galen’s assertions using dissection of the human body.  His international reputation drew huge crowds to the lecture halls where he personally demonstrated all dissections.

Email Management – Where do you start?

Many of the faculty and staff at the Health Science Center are at a loss as to how to take control of their email.  Which emails need to be kept?  Which can be immediately discarded?  Is it even necessary to do this at all?

The Texas State Library & Archives Commission, the agency that oversees the management of records for all state agencies, has developed a very useful and informative Email Management webinar.  Part 1 is for all state employees and covers laws and rules regarding email as records, how to determine when an email is a record, and how to identify which emails should be kept.  It also discusses ways to organize the email inbox and productivity tips for making email more efficient.  Part 2 contains more advanced knowledge on email management including how to handle the emails of exiting employees.  Each webinar runs only about 1 hour.

The Email Management webinar is available through the library’s Records Management Class webpage.  Contact Anne Comeaux, Records Management Officer, at for more information on the webinar or any other records management questions.

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.


PMCID – PMID Converter Available


PMC recently released an update to the PMCID – PMID -Manuscript ID – DOI Converter tool.  The updated tool allows you to search by one unique identifier and find additional identifiers that may apply to the article.

Search options include:

  • PMID (from PubMed)
  • PMCID (from PMC)
  • Manuscript ID (from a manuscript submission system, e.g., NIHMS, Europe PMC, PMC Canada)
  • DOI (Digital Object Identifier – assigned by the publisher)

When a number is entered the Converter will look for the related identifiers.  If you search for an article ID to identify a PMCID, if the article is not found in PMC the message will display: “Identifier not found in PMC.”  Remember that not every article will have every identifier.  According to the NIH, PMCIDs are posted in PubMed promptly after processing by PMC which happens around the time of publication.

Katie Prentice, MSIS, AHIP
Head of Education & Information Services