News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

New to the shelves of the Briscoe Library in June

Transforming Health CareTransforming health care : the financial impact of technology, electronic tools, and data mining / Philip Fasano.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2013.
W 74 F248t 2013. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice in NursingStatistics for evidence-based practice in nursing / MyoungJin Kim, Caroline Mallory.
Burlington, Mass. : Jones & Bartlett Learning, c2014.
WA 950 K49s 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

In the Public InterestIn the public interest : medical licensing and the disciplinary process / Ruth Horowitz.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2013.
W 40.AA1 H816i 2013. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic ReasoningAdvanced health assessment and diagnostic reasoning, 2nd ed. / Jacqueline Rhoads, Sandra Wiggins Petersen.
Burlington, Mass. : Jones & Bartlett Learning, c2014.
WY 49 R474a 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

The Intelligent Clinician's GuideThe intelligent clinician’s guide to the DSM-5 / Joel Paris.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2013.
WM 141 P232i 2013. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

The Nurse Educator's GuideThe nurse educator’s guide to assessing learning outcomes, 3rd ed. / Mary E. McDonald.
Burlington, Mass. : Jones & Bartlett Learning, c2014.
WY 18 M135s 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Research EthicsResearch ethics : a philosophical guide to the responsible conduct of research / [edited by] Gary Comstock.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2013.
W 20.55.E7 R432 2013. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Translational MedicineTranslational medicine : the future of therapy? / edited by James Mittra, Christopher-Paul Milne.
Singapore : Pan Stanford Publishing, c2013.
W 20.55.T7 T772 2013. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Andrea N. Schorr, Collection Resources Librarian

About library classes

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The Libraries offer classes, consultations and other training to assist with the effective use of databases and research tools.  All library classes are free and open to all.  Register today to reserve your spot!

Schedule a Special Class
To schedule a special class or orientation for your department or group at other days/times, please contact the library at (210) 567-2450 or email AskaLibrarian@uthscsa.edu.

Integrating Library Research Skills into Blackboard and/or Academic Course Content
Faculty are encouraged to integrate library research skills into course content.  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 at prenticek@uthscsa.edu or call 210-567-6606.

To see the upcoming classes, visit the Attend a Library Class! page.

Library hours for Memorial Day holiday weekend

Memorial DayThe Libraries will be closed during some periods for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday.  Holiday schedules for each library can be found below:

Briscoe Library

Friday, May 24                   7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 25             9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 26                CLOSED

Monday, May 27              CLOSED

The Briscoe Library 2nd floor is available for 24/7 study by UTHSC ID card reader access.

Ramirez Library

Friday, May 24                   8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 25             CLOSED

Sunday, May 26                CLOSED

Monday, May 27              CLOSED

Laredo Regional Campus Library

Friday, May 24                   8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

Saturday, May 25             CLOSED

Sunday, May 26                CLOSED

Monday, May 27              CLOSED

 

 

News from The Libraries – May 2013

Nixon Reading Room

Eight students from the School of Medicine and the School of Health Professions visited the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library on April 30. The visit was the conclusion of a class covering the history of anatomy from ancient times to the present.  Shown here:  Kar-Wei Leung, MS1, examines an early 20th century photograph from the Edinburgh Stereoscopic Atlas of Anatomy (1906).

National Network of Libraries of Medicine to offer classes

Exhibit in the Briscoe Library highlights the science and art of anatomical illustration

Library mounts community health education efforts

Rare texts support inquiry in the School of Medicine and the School of Health Professions

Rosetta Stone Spanish available at the Laredo Regional Campus Library

P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library to be closed May 6 through 10

Briscoe Library to be open 24/7 during exams

Library hours for Memorial Day holiday weekend

Library expands access to dental journals

New to the shelves of the Briscoe Library in May

About library classes

UTHSCSA Toastmasters: Consider becoming a member

See all past issues of News from the Libraries

 

 

National Network of Libraries of Medicine to offer classes in San Antonio and Harlingen

NN-LMTwo new classes offered by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) are scheduled for the Briscoe and Ramirez Libraries in May and June.

No More Yawning: Designing and Delivering Successful Presentations
In this class participants will learn to:

  • understand characteristics of adult learners
  • create a lesson plan
  • develop learning objectives
  • design effective visual aids and supporting training material
  • apply basic tips to create a more engaging and dynamic presentation

When:
Ramirez Library in Harlingen on Tuesday May 21, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Registration deadline is May 10.
Briscoe Library in San Antonio on Monday June 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library
In this class participants will learn to:

  • gain awareness of mental health issues
  • learn to respond to challenging reference questions for mental health information
  • be informed of tools for collection development and mental health research including the latest web sites and databases

When:
Ramirez Library in Harlingen on Tuesday May 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Registration deadline is May 10.
Briscoe Library in San Antonio on Monday June 3, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Those interested may register for these classes directly through the NN/LM website. Class size is limited.
 

 

Exhibit in the Briscoe Library highlights the science and art of anatomical illustration

Carlos Machado, MD

An exhibit, The Artistic Style of Carlos Machado, MD: Selected Illustrations from the Netter Art Collection, is currently on display on the third floor of the Briscoe Library.

In the mid-1990s Carlos Machado was selected to continue the work of Dr. Frank Netter, a 20th century physician and artist who had come to be known as “Medicine’s Michelangelo.”   Starting in the late 1940s, Netter had initiated a series of illustrations that were based on painstaking research and study of the human body.  He developed groundbreaking techniques for presenting anatomical information in ways that enhance its accessibility to students, and over the next 40 years the collection grew into an eight-part series, with each part depicting a body system.  It is a classic resource on human anatomy for students of medicine and the health sciences.

Carlos Machado, who received his medical degree at the Faculdade Medicina de Teresopolis in Rio de Janeiro and later trained in cardiology at Santa Casa de Misericordia, has been a principal illustrator for the Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations for the past 19 years.  Dr. Machado has added over 1,000 new illustrations to the collection, and also updated many of the Netter images to reflect current medical practice and knowledge.  His work can be seen in Netter Presenter, a database containing images from the Netter: Atlas of Human Anatomy 5th Edition. 

Netter Presenter can be accessed from the library’s database pages

The exhibit will remain on display through the summer.  It  is on loan from NetterImages.com, ©Elsevier.

Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian

 
 

Library mounts community health education efforts in San Antonio and Laredo

Community Health Worker Summit4th Annual Community Health Worker Regional Summit in San Antonio

For the fourth year in a row, the UT Health Science Center Briscoe Library participated in the San Antonio Community Health Worker (CHW) /Promotor(a) Summit.  The conference, held on March 22, attracted more than 100 area community health workers and students.

Dr. Thomas Schlenker, Director of the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, spoke on major health issues impacting the city.  Other topics covered during the day-long event included: Developing a Career as a Promotor(a), CHW Certification Update and Legislative Action, Clinical Trials, Family Violence, and Colonia Health.

The conference was sponsored by Northwest Vista College and Christus Santa Rosa Healthcare.  Peg Seger, Head of Outreach Services and Patrick Lemelle, Outreach Services Assistant, demonstrated National Library of Medicine resources for health consumers and the public health workforce.

 Senior Moments Health Fair“Senior Moments” of Aging Health Fair at the Laredo Regional Campus

Peg Seger demonstrated consumer health resources from the National Library of Medicine at the “Senior Moments” of Aging Health Fair held on the Laredo Regional Campus on March 23. Over 60 people visited the library exhibit table, including Laredo community residents, nursing students, and local area health professionals.

The library’s exhibit space was located adjacent to a Tai Chi demonstration area where nursing students and campus administration alike took advantage of a free lesson.  Seniors learned about resources including MedlinePlus, where they can view tutorials on diabetes and other health topics, and NIHSenior Health, which provides information on topics for those over 60.  Nursing students in attendance expressed interest in learning more about MedlinePlus patient handouts and the PubMed database.

Texas Emergency Management ConferenceTexas Emergency Management Conference

The Texas Emergency Management Conference was held March 25-28 at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in downtown San Antonio.  The conference attracts around 3,000 elected officials, first responders, emergency managers, and decision makers from across Texas, and provides jurisdictions the opportunity to learn about innovative products and services.

The Briscoe Library began exhibiting at this conference last year, to provide demonstrations of resources available through the National Library of Medicine.  Pictured here is Briscoe Library Outreach Services Assistant Patrick Lemelle, explaining the use of WISER — Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders– to a conference attendee.  WISER, a free online resource provided by NLM, is accessible from mobile devices.
 

 

Rare texts support inquiry in the School of Medicine and the School of Health Professions

De Symmetria Partium in Rectis Formis Humanorum Corporum

De Symmetria Partium in Rectis Formis Humanorum Corporum (1532), Albert Durer’s illustrated study of the proportions of the human body, was one of 41 historical anatomy titles that were on display in the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library on April 30.

Seven MS1s and one graduate student from the School of Health Professions visited the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library on April 30.  The visit to the library  was the conclusion of a history of anatomy elective taught by Dr. Charleen M. Moore of the Department of Cellular and Structural Biology.

The course for medical students, Enrichment Elective 5022, and the graduate course, CSBL 5015, covered anatomy from ancient times to the present.

Forty-one rare books were on display, including:

Albinus, Bernhard Siegfried, Tables of the Skeleton and Muscles of the Human Body, 1749

Durer, Albert, De Symmetria Partium in Rectis Formis Humanorum Corporum, 1532

Gray, Henry, Anatomy of the Human Body, 1859

Hooke, Robert, Micrographia: Or Some Physiological Descriptions of Minute Bodies Made by Magnifying Glasses with Observations and Inquiries Thereupon, 1667

Vesalius, Andreas, De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem, 1543

For more information about the collection of the Nixon Library, or to schedule a visit, contact Anne Comeaux comeaux@uthscsa.edu or Mellisa DeThorne dethorne@uthscsa.edu.
 

 

Rosetta Stone Spanish available at the Laredo Regional Campus Library

laredoexteriorlargeTwo new items have been added to the collection during the month of April at the Laredo Regional Campus Library

Rosetta Stone Spanish Latin America has been installed for use on one of the library loaner laptops.  The laptop can be checked out for in-library use for up to 3 hours.

The library also acquired the 2011 updated version of Evidence Based Public Health by R.C. Brownson.

Both of these items were added to the collection in response to a request by a faculty member.

For collection requests, questions or suggestions for the Laredo Regional Campus Library please contact Peg Seger, segerp@uthscsa.edu, or call 210-567-6398.
 

 

P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library to be closed May 6 through 10

Nixon LibraryThe P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library will be closed to users  from May 6 through 10.  Representatives of the School of Medicine will be meeting with the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Monday through Wednesday, and will require the use of the Howe Conference Room and the Special Collections Reading Room.

An appraisal of the collection of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library is scheduled for May 9 and 10.

Users needing materials from the history of medicine collection should plan to schedule their visits at another time, as retrieval of rare books and archives will not be available during the LCME site visit and the appraisal of the collection that will follow.

For more information, contact Anne Comeaux, comeaux@uthscsa.edu or Mellisa DeThorne, dethorne@uthscsa.edu.