News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

Kathy Carter to lead Ramirez Library and other staff changes

KCarterKathy Carter has been appointed as the Assistant Library Director for the Mario E. Ramirez, M.D., Library at the Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC) in Harlingen.  Kathy was most recently the Ramirez Library Librarian.  Kathy received her bachelor of arts and master of library and information science at the University of Texas at Austin and has held increasingly responsible positions as a librarian at UT Brownsville and the RAHC.  She recently completed the Biomedical Informatics Course at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, and has completed an intensive course on Evidence Based Medicine and the Medical Librarian.  Kathy has been active in information resource instruction for students and house staff at the RAHC and in outreach to the Lower Rio Grande Valley community.

Other staff news from the Ramirez Library:
YSernaYolanda Serna has been promoted to Senior Library Assistant.  Yolanda joined the Ramirez Library staff in 2002 after 15 years with the San Benito Consolidated School District.  In her time at the Ramirez Library, Yolanda has been involved with public services, collection development, managing historical collections, and community outreach.   Yolanda also serves as a library liaison to RAHC clinical faculty, assisting with registration and access to library resources and services.  She will assume additional responsibility for overseeing night and weekend operation of the Ramirez Library.

LReyesLiz Reyes has been appointed as Associate Library Assistant.  Liz joined the Ramirez Library in August 2013 as a part-time staff member.  Liz has a bachelor of science in health administration and over 10 years of medical office experience.  In her new role, Liz will be assume responsibility for the Ramirez Library’s historical collection and will participate in outreach events and projects.

New face at Circulation Desk – Richard Kaye

We are pleased to welcome back a past employee to the Briscoe Library.  Richard Kaye is returning as a part-time Library Clerical Assistant.   Richard  has been away for about two years now but he has been busy.  He earned his BA in Geography with a minor in Geology from UTSA and is married to Wei Liu, who is pursuing a Pharm.D. from UT Austin.  Together they have a two and a half year old daughter named Elizabeth (“Lizzie”) who loves Curious George and Scooby Doo – (don’t we all)!  Please say hello and welcome back to Richard, who will be providing services at the Circulation Desk on evenings and weekends.

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.