News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

Library classes for January

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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

Getting Started with Ovid MEDLINE: January 15, 2013, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, LIB 2.011

Introduction to PubMed: January 17, 2013, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, LIB 2.011

Introduction to RefWorks: January 17, 2013, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, LIB 2.011

Introduction to EndNote:  January 18, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, LIB 2.011

Yolanda Klebahn to retire after 22 years with the Briscoe Library

Yolanda KlebahnAfter 22 years of service at the Briscoe Library, Yolanda Klebahn will retire at the end of January 2013.

Yolanda first joined the Briscoe Library in the summer of 1990. At that time she joined the Access Services department and spent most of her time re-shelving books, processing copy orders, and helping with document delivery. In 1997 Yolanda transitioned over to the Collection Development department (now called Collection Resources) where she was responsible for receiving and physically processing print books, updating catalog records, and reviewing bibliographic records for new books.

Today Yolanda is still responsible for receiving print books, but she is also responsible for receiving print journals, processing electronic book records, verifying access to online journals, and editing numerous catalog records. Over the years Yolanda has been involved in many collection management projects and has been a key contributor in helping expand and maintain collections at the Briscoe Library and branch locations.

Yolanda has had the unique opportunity to experience the transition from print to electronic resources first-hand. She has watched her job evolve over the years and has embraced the ability to grow in her position. She reports that she has enjoyed the diversity of her duties and is amazed at how much technology has changed the information landscape.

Yolanda has always been a friendly face around the library and will be greatly missed by all of her colleagues.

In her retirement Yolanda will enjoy spending more time with her family, especially her grandkids!

Andrea N. Schorr

Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian

 

A featured resource: Crazy Good Interviewing

Crazy Good InterviewingIt’s no secret that standing out in a crowd of anxious applicants is essential to landing the job you want nowadays. The book Crazy Good Interviewing: How Acting a Little Crazy Can Get You the Job by John B. Molidor and Barbara Parus introduces readers to a whole different level of interviewing where thinking outside the box is necessary to being a successful interview candidate. Some of the topics covered include: how to make a lasting first impression, interviewing in non-traditional environments, handling awkward questions and situations, and using personality and personal experience to boost credibility. The authors identify interview practices that are “crazy good” and “crazy bad” in order to help readers understand what sells and what doesn’t sell in an interview.

This book is packed full of practical advice for individuals seeking employment in a difficult economy and is useful to anyone who hasn’t been through the interview process in a long time.

John B. Molidor, Ph.D. is CEO/President of Michigan State University Flint Area Medical Education, and a Community Assistant Dean and Professor of Psychiatry at MSU College of Human Medicine.

Barbara Parus is Director of Publications for the National Speakers Association in Tempe, Arizona and a well-established writer, editor, and editorial consultant.

This book isavailable at the Briscoe Library. For more information check the library catalog.

Andrea N. Schorr

Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian

The PubReader View: A New Way to Read Articles in PMC

The National Library of Medicine recently announced the development of  PubReader, an easier way to use your Web browser to read articles in PubMed Central (PMC) on your desktop, laptop, or tablet computer.

Scientific papers most often appear on the Web as a single long page that you read by scrolling through vertically. Without multiple columns and separate pages, however, it can be difficult to navigate inside a document. If you scroll back to look at an image or a figure, you may easily lose your place and have to hunt around for the spot where you stopped reading.

PubReader breaks an article into multiple columns and pages, similar to a printed paper, to improve readability and navigation. It allows you to adapt a page to whatever fits on your screen — with multiple columns on a desktop monitor or a single column page on a small tablet.  When you adjust the font size or change the size of the browser window, page boundaries and columns are adjusted automatically.

The new view is available for any article that is available in full-text HTML form in PMC. It is not available for older content that is available only in PDF form or as scanned images of the original print pages.

pr-toc-linkYou can get to the new view directly from an article citation in a search result list or an issue table of contents:

 

 

PubReader View can also be accessed from the Formats links in the top right corner of an article page in PMC:

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More information about PubReader can be found on the PMC website:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/about/pubreader/.

 

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Full PubReader screen showing first page of an article with the journal banner.

Mobile Devices: Know the RISKS. Take the STEPS. PROTECT and SECURE Health Information

Logo-Health and Human ServicesAt the 2012 ONC Annual Meeting, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched a new education initiative including a set of online tools to provide health care providers and organizations practical tips on ways to protect their patients’ protected health information when using mobile devices such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

ONC is the abbreviation for the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, a position created by Executive Order in 2004 and written into legislation by the HITECH Act. The ONC’s purpose is to  promote a national health Information technology infrastructure and oversee its development.

The education initiative, called Mobile Devices: Know the RISKS. Take the STEPS. PROTECT and SECURE Health Information, is available at www.HealthIT.gov/mobiledevices. It offers educational resources such as videos, easy-to-download fact sheets, and posters to promote best ways to safeguard patient health information.

 

 

New to the shelves of the Briscoe Library in January

The One World Schoolhouse

The one world schoolhouse : education reimagined / Salman Khan.
New York, N.Y. : Twelve, c2012.
LB 1044.87 K45o 2012.  Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

 

Essentials of Glaucoma SurgeryEssentials of glaucoma surgery / edited by Malik Y. Kahook.
Thorofare, N.J. : SLACK Inc., c2012.
WW 290 E78 2012.  Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

 

Physical Agents in RehabilitationPhysical agents in rehabilitation : from research to practice, 4th ed. / Michelle H. Cameron.
St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Saunders, c2013.
WB 460 P5772 2013.  Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

Personalized Library Services in Higher EducationPersonalised library services in higher education : the boutique approach / edited by Andy Priestner and Elizabeth Tilley.
Farnham, Surrey, U.K. ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, c2012.
Z 675.U5 P467 2012.  Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

NeuroradiologyNeuroradiology : key differential diagnoses and clinical questions / Juan E. Small, Pamela W. Schaefer.
Philadelphia, Pa. : Elsevier/Saunders, c2013.
WL 141 S635n 2013.  Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

Women's HealthWomen’s health : a primary care clinical guide, 4th ed. / [edited by] Ellis Quinn Youngkin … [et al.].
Boston : Pearson, c2013.
WA 309 W8712 2013.  Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

Perioperative MedicinePerioperative medicine : medical consultation and co-management / edited by Amir K. Jaffer, Paul J. Grant.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Blackwell, c2012.
WO 178 P4455 2012.  Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

Andrea N. Schorr

Collection Resources Librarian

News from the Libraries — December 2012

 

Tina Rosenberg

Tina Rosenberg is the author of Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World, the One Community/One Book selection for 2013. Photo by Noah Greenberg.

Join the Club by Tina Rosenberg is the next common reading selection

History of Medicine Society will meet on December 3: Phil Valente, MD to speak

December 2012 library classes

New in December: Lunch & Learn Mini-Webinars

Library-hosted workshops will explore Community Asset Mapping for CTSA Community Engagement

NIH strengthens requirement for public access compliance

HSCLink: The best way to access PubMed article links

Library Holiday Hours, December 15, 2012 to January 1, 2013

Briscoe 5th floor public areas will be closed in late December

New to the shelves of the Briscoe Library in December

See all past issues of News from the Libraries

Join the Club by Tina Rosenberg is the next common reading selection

Are You In?

Join the Club- Book CoverBecome part of One Community/One Book 2013

Peer pressure can sometimes lead people to make unwise choices.  But it can also inspire courage and promote a more expansive vision of the world. According to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tina Rosenberg , peer pressure draws its energy from the powerful human desire to be connected to others.  How peer pressure might be deployed in the service of better health is one question that will be considered during the UT Health Science Center’s 5th One Community/One Book program, which will feature Rosenberg’s book, Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World.

Book discussions will take place in February and March 2013, leading up to Rosenberg’s appearance on campus on April 4, 2013, as the keynote speaker at the annual Community Service Learning Conference organized by the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics.

The Libraries will offer the One Community/One Book workshop.  “How to Lead or Host a Book Discussion,” at noon on Thursday, January 24 and Monday, February 4, 2013.

Copies of Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World are available in the Briscoe Library, the Ramirez Library at the RAHC, and the library at the Laredo Regional Campus  (HM 831 R813j 2012) .  The book is also available at the UT Health Science Center Bookstore for $12.71 plus tax, a 25% discount off the retail price.

One Community/One Book 2013 is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  For more information contact Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian:  Hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu  or (210) 567-2406.

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History of Medicine Society will meet on December 3: Phil Valente, MD to speak

Dr. Phil Valente will speak on the topic, Virchow and Arias-Stella: Pathologist Pioneers and Social Activists, at the next meeting of the History of Medicine Society, Monday, December 3 at 6:30 p.m.  The meeting will be in the Howe Conference Room on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library.  Refreshments will be served.

Looking ahead, Dr. Sanders Marble, Command Historian at the U.S. Army Office of Medical History, will speak on “Medical History and the Military: Opportunities and Difference,”  Thursday, January 24,  2013.

The History of Medicine Society has been organized by student members of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library.  Membership is open to students, faculty and staff of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and to members of the wider community.

For more information about events of the History of Medicine Society, contact Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian, at 567-2406, or by email (Hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu).

December 2012 library classes

QRImage-LibClasses

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: December 10, 2012, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, LIB 2.011
  • I Know What I Want, But How Do I Get It? Monday, December 10 from 12:00-12:30 pm, webinar*
  • Using EBSCO CINAHL to Locate Nursing & Allied Health Information: December 10, 2012, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, LIB 2.011
  • Who is Citing Me? Introduction to Cited Reference Searching: Thursday, December 13 from 12:00-12:30 pm, webinar*
  • Create Links to Library Articles the Easy Way, Learn How to Create Links to Library Resources for Blackboard: Tuesday, December 18 from 12:00-12:30 pm, webinar*

*For more information about the short webinars, visit the Library Classes page: http://library.uthscsa.edu/2011/11/attend-a-library-class/.