News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

New to the shelves of the Briscoe Library in March

Qualitative Data AnalysisQualitative data analysis with ATLAS.ti / Susanne Friese.
London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, c2012.
Q 180.55.E4 F912q 2012.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

 

Pediatric DentistryPediatric dentistry : infancy through adolescence, 5th ed. / [edited by] Paul S. Casamassimo … [et al.].
St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Saunders, c2013.
WU 480 P3715 2013.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

 

Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in NursingTeaching evidence-based practice in nursing, 2nd ed. / Rona F. Levin, Harriet R. Feldman, editors.
New York : Springer Publishing, c2013.
WY 18 T2516 2013.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

 

Genetics: Analysis & PrinciplesGenetics : analysis & principles, 4th ed. / Robert J. Brooker.
New York : McGraw-Hill, c2012.
QH 430 B872g 2012.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

 

Physics in Nuclear MedicinePhysics in nuclear medicine, 4th ed. / Simon R. Cherry, James A. Sorenson, Michael E. Phelps.
Philadelphia : Elsevier/Saunders, c2012.
WN 110 S713p 2012.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

 

Writing literature reviews : a guide for students of the social and behavioral sciences, 5th ed. / Jose L. Galvan.
Glendale, Calif. : Pyrczak Publishing, c2013.
H 62 G182w 2013.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Andrea N. Schorr, Collection Resources Librarian

News from the Libraries — February 2013

Portrait of Shakespeare

Shakespeare and the Four Humors, a traveling exhibit produced by the National Library of Medicine and the Folger Shakespeare Library, opens in the Briscoe Library the evening of February 13.

Library classes for February 2013

Shakespeare and the Four Humors: History of medicine exhibit to open in the Briscoe Library

Local exhibit showcases rare books from the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library

One Community/One Book: Workshops for discussion leaders February 4 and 13

ABCD Workshops in San Antonio and Harlingen

Dr. Sam Friedberg: People and Places

Information outreach: Laredo Regional Campus Library provides services to seniors

“Night of the Arts”: Support the Health Science Center’s Student-Run Free Clinics

Changes to Micromedex drug database- Please update the url

NCBI Insights: Blog of the National Center for Biotechnology Information

New to the shelves of the Briscoe Library in February

 

 

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Library classes for February 2013

Link to Library Classes

REGISTER TODAY! Scan this code with your smartphone camera QR reader app to find library classes online.

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 register for a class or to see complete class descriptions, visit the Attend a Library Class page.

Briscoe Library – San Antonio

  • Library Basics: February 12, 2013, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, LIB 2.011
  • Getting Started with Ovid MEDLINE: February 20, 2013, 09:00 AM – 10:00 AM, LIB 2.011
  • Introduction to RefWorks: February 21, 2013, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, LIB 2.011
  • Creating and Presenting a Professional Poster Session: February 26, 2013, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, LIB 4.074
  • Introduction to EndNote: February 27, 2013, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, LIB 2.011

 

Shakespeare and the Four Humors: Exhibit opens Wednesday in the Briscoe Library

Sanguine

This image of the sanguine personality type was created by Henry Peacham in 1612. In Shakespeare’s day, sanguine personality was believed to be associated with the predominance of blood in relation to the three other bodily humors– yellow bile or choler, black bile or melancholer, and phlegm. Image courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Dr. Mark Bayer, guest speaker

February 13, 6:00 p.m.

Howe Conference Room, Briscoe Library

William Shakespeare’s (1564–1616) characters are timeless, yet he described human personality in the language of his age.  The theory of  the four bodily humors—blood, yellow bile, black bile, and phlegm–  extends across Shakespeare‘s works, and is connected with the belief that emotional states have physical causes.  In Elizabethan England the four bodily humors were thought to engender the passions of anger, grief, hope, and fear— emotions that drive much of the action in Shakespeare‘s plays.

There’s the Humor of It: Shakespeare and the Four Humors is a  traveling exhibit produced by the National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health and the Folger Shakespeare Library to explore the inner logic of humoral theory as well as its connections to modern medical thought and practices.

The exhibit will open in the Briscoe Library at 6:00 p.m. on the evening of February 13 with a guest presentation by Dr. Mark Bayer, a member of the faculty in the Department of English at the University of Texas at San Antonio.  Dr. Bayer will speak on the topic, Why the Four Humours Make Sense: Shakespeare and the Four Humours.

The exhibit will remain on display through March 22.

In another event planned in conjunction with the exhibit,  Dr. Charleen Moore of the Department of Cellular and Structural Biology will speak on the topic,  A Balancing Act: Medical Practices and the Four Humors in the Renaissance. Her presentation will take place at noon on Wednesday, February 27th.

Both presentations are programs of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, and will take place in the Howe Conference Room on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library.

 

Local exhibit showcases rare books from the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library

Regimen Sanitatus Salerni

Regimen Sanitatis Salernitanum, a primary source for medieval humorism, appeared in manuscript form between the 11 and the 14th centuries. It was enormously popular. Following its first appearance in print it was translated into almost every European language. Nearly forty different editions were produced before 1501. The P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library owns a 1575 edition of the work, Regimen Sanitatis Salerni, that was produced in London.

Humoral medicine, with its roots in ancient Greece, held that an excess or deficiency of any of four bodily liquids was a primary source of differences in temperment and health.  Humorism was the most commonly held view of the human body in the West before the advent of modern scientific medicine in the nineteenth century.

A local exhibit currently on display in the Briscoe Library provides an introduction to humoral thinking and showcases some of the resources of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library that shed light on that tradition.

The local exhibit, which has been planned in conjunction with the National Library of Medicine exhibit There’s the Humor of It: Shakespeare and the Four Humors, can be found  in the seating area at the entrance to the Briscoe Library.  Books from the collection of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library that are highlighted in the exhibit include:

Regimen Sanitatis Salerni (1575)

Avicenna, The Canon of Medicine (1582)

Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy (1632)

Both exhibits and their accompanying presentations are programs of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library.  For information about either exhibit, contact Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian, hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu.
 
 
 

One Community/One Book: Workshops for discussion leaders February 4 and 13

Humanities Texas LogoThe Libraries, in cooperation with the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, have chosen Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World for a One Community/One Book read.   Tina Rosenberg, the author of Join the Club, will be the keynote speaker at the CMH&E’s Community Service Learning Conference, which will take place on April 4, 2013.

The Libraries will offer noon-hour workshops  on February 4 and February 13 to support discussion group leaders and hosts. The workshops are open to faculty, staff, and students of the UT Health Science Center and members of the broader community who are interested in planning a discussion opportunity.

The workshops will be available on request in Harlingen and Laredo via V-tel.

Book discussions will be held throughout February and March, in the weeks leading up to Tina Rosenberg’s keynote address at the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics Community Service Learning Conference on April 4, 2013.  For information about how to to be a part of One Community/One Book, contact Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian: email hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu.

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.

Training for discussion group leaders

Patrick Lemelle, an outreach library assistant in the Briscoe Library, talks about books and small groups with Tatjana Walker of Family and Community Medicine and Amanda Miller, a physician assistant student in the School of Health Professions. The three attended a workshop for book discussion leaders in late January.

 

ABCD Workshops in San Antonio and Harlingen

The UT Health Science Center Libraries are
Proud to Announce:

ABCD Workshops in San Antonio and Harlingen
(Asset-Based Community Development)

 Building community connections and partnerships in support of
medical research, education and practices
that really work to impact community health.

 The workshop will be presented by H. Daniels (Dan) Duncan, a consultant and faculty member of the ABCD Institute at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois. Dan is a longtime human services professional who helps agencies recognize the value of working with citizens and community organizations.


You are invited to attend either of the following workshops:

San Antonio – UT Health Science Center Dolph Briscoe Jr. Library

To Register Click Here 

Thursday, February 21, 2013 – Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Workshop, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Harlingen – Mario E. Ramirez Library
  To Register Click Here

Thursday, March 7, 2013 – Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Workshop, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

Dr. Sam Friedberg: People and Places

Ruth and Sam Friedberg

Dr. Friedberg, emeritus professor, with his wife Ruth Friedberg at the time of his 2000 exhibit in the Health Science Center auditorium.

Watercolors on display in the Briscoe Library Foyer

Dr. Sam Friedberg’s career as a water colorist began with a cat, sketched on a scrap of paper, on an airplane, in the late 1980s.  His wife Ruth was inspired, and soon gifted him with a class at the San Antonio Art Institute.

At first, it seemed that research in diabetes and lipid metabolism would eclipse whatever artistic talent Dr. Friedberg had.  But he was nearing retirement (he retired in 1992), and with time, the newer work prevailed.  He mounted his first exhibit, Faces, Places and Forms, in the foyer of the Health Science Center auditorium in February of 2000.  As Dr. Friedberg, a founding member of the faculty at the UT Health Science Center, told an interviewer at that time, painting “is very absorbing and a little like research… You are constantly trying things out. It relaxes and fascinates me, and transports me into another world.”

A new exhibit, Dr. Sam Friedberg: People and Places, is on display in the seating area at the entrance to the Briscoe Library.

Dr. Friedberg can be contacted at sjfriedberg@sbcglobal.net.

Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian

 

Information outreach: Laredo Regional Campus Library provides services to seniors

Laredo Seniors

Peg Seger, head of outreach services in the Briscoe Library, speaks to a group of seniors at the Laredo Regional Campus Library about MedlinePlus and other consumer health information resources.

On  January 24 and 25,  Erika Silva, library assistant at the Laredo Regional Campus Library, Peg Seger, head of outreach services at the Briscoe Library, and Rodney Webb, Texas A&M International University librarian presented an overview of library resources and services to members of the Laredo seniors community.  Included in the program was a presentation on consumer health information resources available through the National Library of Medicine.  Attendees were treated to pens, notepads, and a variety of print materials about MedlinePlus and NIHSenior Health.
 
 
 

“Night of the Arts”: Support the Health Science Center’s Student-Run Free Clinics

NOTA_logo_bannerOn the evening of March 21, the UT Health Science Center San Antonio’s Student-Run Free Clinics organization will be hosting its annual fundraiser, “Night of the Arts.” These clinics provide free medical care to the underserved of San Antonio, as well as valuable learning experiences for HSC students.

Interested in auditioning? Tryouts will be held Feb. 28.

E-mail auditionforNOTA@gmail.com for more details.

The event features performances from several local groups, as well as Health Science Center students and faculty. It will be held in the UT Health Science Center Holly Auditorium, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at http://srfcnota.eventbrite.com.

Up-to-date details about the event and about making donations can be found at http://www.utmedsa.net/nota.

Eva Galvan, MS-2