Congratulations to Chris Gaspard, Head of Access Services, who has accepted an appointment to the TexShare Card Working Group. TexShare is administered by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission whose mission is to safeguard significant resources, provide information services that inspire and support research, education and reading, and enhance the capacity for achievement of current and future generations. Working groups are viewed as the heart of TexShare, with colleagues working to deliver responsive, effective services for the 700 TexShare libraries and the 25 million Texans that use them. The TexShare card allows library patrons from around the state to borrow materials from over 500 participating libraries. TexShare cards can be obtained at the service desks at any of the UT Health Science Center Libraries.
News from the Libraries
Chris Gaspard to serve on TexShare Working Group
New Editor for Library Newsletter
We welcome your comments and suggestions regarding our newsletter. Please direct them to our new editor, Dana Whitmire. Dana has been with the library since 2007 and is currently the Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian.
Did you know? Online group study reservations available
This installment of the “Did you know?” series highlights the very new online group study room reservation system at the Briscoe Library.
On November 11, the Briscoe Library launched the new online group study reservation system. This system allows all UT Health Science Center affiliates with UTHSCSA domain usernames and passwords to make their own group study room reservations online. See a short video on how to make a reservation.
Group study room guidelines are posted online and in every room. Reservations for groups of two or more can be made up to two weeks in advance for four hour blocks. For questions about group study reservations, contact Briscoe Library Information at 210-567-2450 or Library Circulation at 210-567-2440.
Each semester, library staff present a variety of classes designed to assist with the research process. Every class is designed to assist participants at a variety of levels and prior experience is not required. These classes (and special topics) can also be requested for groups, departments and tailored for academic courses.
- Creating and Presenting a Professional Poster Session
- Google Scholar for Scientific and Clinical Literature Searches
- Introduction to EndNote
- Introduction to PubMed
- Introduction to RefWorks
- Library Basics
- Using EBSCO CINAHL to Locate Nursing & Allied Health Information
To find out which classes are coming up visit the Class Calendar or see the Class Descriptions. For more information about scheduling a special session for your group, department or course, contact Katie Prentice at email@example.com or 210-567-6606.
Featured New Books for December 2013
Clinical interviewing, 5th ed. / John Sommers-Flanagan, Rita Sommers-Flanagan. Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2014.
WM 141 S697c 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
Ferri’s Netter patient advisor, 2nd. ed. / Fred F. Ferri ; illustrations by Frank H. Netter ; contributing illustrators, Carlos A.G. Machado, John A. Craig. Philadelphia, Pa. : Elsevier, 2012.
W 85 F388f 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
Grossman & Baim’s cardiac catheterization, angiography, and intervention, 8th ed. / editor, Mauro Moscucci. Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014.
WG 141.5.C2 C267 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
Innovative teaching strategies in nursing and related health professions, 6th ed. / edited by Martha J. Bradshaw, Arlene J. Lowenstein. Burlington, Mass. : Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2014.
WY 18 I575 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
Oral microbiology and immunology, 2nd ed. / edited by Richard J. Lamont, George N. Hajishengallis, Howard F. Jenkinson. Washington, D.C. : ASM Press, 2014.
WU 140 O627 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
Physical therapy documentation : from examination to outcome, 2nd ed. / Mia L. Erickson, Ralph R. Utzman, Rebecca McKnight. Thorofare, N.J. : SLACK Incorporated, 2014.
WB 460 E68p 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
Animal models for the study of human disease [electronic resource] / edited by P. Michael Conn. Boston : Elsevier/Academic Press, 2013. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
Coffee [electronic resource] : emerging health effects and disease prevention / Yi-Fang Chu, editor. Ames, Iowa : IFT Press, 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
Evidence-based geriatric medicine [electronic resource] : a practical clinical guide / edited by Jayna M. Holroyd-Leduc, Madhuri Reddy. Chichester [England] : BMJ Books : Wiley-Blackwell Pub., 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
Handbook of retinal screening in diabetes [electronic resource] : diagnosis and management / Roy Taylor, Deborah Batey. Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
Oral rehabilitation [electronic resource] : a case-based approach / edited by Iven Klineberg, Diana Kingston. Chichester, West Sussex, UK : John Wiley & Sons, 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
Principles of cloning [electronic resource] / edited by Jose Cibelli [and others]. Amsterdam ; Waltham, Mass. : Academic Press, 2013. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
Psychiatry and heart disease [electronic resource] : the mind, brain, and heart / [edited by] Michelle Riba, Lawson Wulsin, Melvyn Rubenfire ; associate editor, Divy Ravindranath. Chichester, U.K. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
Why calories count [electronic resource] : from science to politics / Marion Nestle and Malden Nesheim. Berkeley : University of California Press, 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
For a complete list of new titles added in the month of December click here.
News From the Library – November 2013
One Community One Book: Author Louise Aronson will speak on campus November 14
5:30 p.m. Author Presentation
6:30 p.m. Reception and Book Signing
UT Health Science Center Holly Auditorium
Louise Aronson, M.D., M.F.A., the author of A History of the Present Illness, this fall’s One Community/On Book selection, will speak in the Holly Auditorium Thursday, November 14, at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Louise Aronson is an Associate Professor of Geriatrics at the University of California at San Francisco. She directs the Northern California Geriatric Education Center and the UCSF Medical Humanities program. Dr. Aronson’s clinical practice is through the Housecalls Program where she provides care to homebound older adults in underserved San Francisco neighborhoods.
Her research and scholarship focus on geriatrics education, reflective learning, and public medical writing.
For more information about Aronson’s November 14th appearance, call the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics at 210-567-0795.
This year’s One Community/One Book program is the 6th such partnership for The Libraries and the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics. Previous book selections included Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World (2008); Final Exam: A Surgeon’s Reflections on Mortality (2009); The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2010); Barefoot Heart: Stories of a Migrant Child (2012); and Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World (Spring 2013). Since 2008, more than 800 individuals have participated in One Community/One Book book discussions, and as many as 2800 individuals have attended author events.
One Community/One Book is made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
History of Medicine noon lecture will explore the treatment of diabetic pregnancy in the early 20th century
Thursday, November 14, 12:00 noon
Howe Conference Room
5th floor, Briscoe Library
Kirsten Gardner, Ph.D., will talk about Priscilla White, a 1923 graduate of Tufts University Medical School whose groundbreaking work contributed to deeper understanding of diabetes, including diabetes in pregnancy.
Dr. Gardner, an Associate Professor of History at UTSA, is a past president of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library. Her research interests include women’s health, particularly the history of female cancers. Recent articles include “Hiding the Scars: A History of Post-Mastectomy Prostheses,” “From Cotton to Silicone: A History of Breast Prosthesis Since World War II”, and “Informing Women: Early Cancer Detection Skills.”
History of Medicine noon lectures, hosted by the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, provide opportunities for informal learning and conversation. Everyone is invited. Please feel free to bring your lunch.
Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian
Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
|Wednesday||November 27||7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.||7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||November 28||Thanksgiving Day||CLOSED||CLOSED|
|Friday||November 29||University Holiday||CLOSED||CLOSED|
|Saturday||November 30||Resume Normal Hours||7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.||9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||December 1||7:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.||10:00 a.m. – midnight|
Ramirez Library at the RAHC
|Wednesday||November 27||6:00 a.m. – midnight||7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||November 28||Thanksgiving Day||6:00 a.m. – midnight||CLOSED|
|Friday||November 29||University Holiday||6:00 a.m. – midnight||CLOSED|
|Saturday||November 30||Resume Normal Hours||6:00 a.m. – midnight||CLOSED|
|Sunday||December 1||noon – midnight||1: 00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.|
Laredo Regional Campus Library
|Thursday||November 28||Thanksgiving Day||CLOSED|
|Friday||November 29||University Holiday||CLOSED|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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