News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

Library education by the numbers

The UT Health Science Center librarians and staff provide a variety of educational opportunities across the Health Science Center.  Many of these classes are embedded in the curriculum and are tailored to meet specific course objectives.  Regular library classes are offered throughout the year in the library and across campuses for specific departments or groups by request.

Class participation

In the last fiscal year, 153 classes were offered and 71 of these were curricular.  Curricular instruction reached 953 students and non-curricular reached nearly 2500 participants including students, faculty, and staff.

Within curricular classes and workshops, all five schools are represented.  When orientations are included, the UT Austin College of Pharmacy and the UT School of Public Health are also represented.

Participation by School

 Library classes are attended by students, faculty, staff, interns, residents and fellows, plus health care professionals and other non-affiliates of the Health Science Center.  Pre-registration on the library website is appreciated (but not required) for regularly offered library classes.

Class Attendees

Library workshops and classes are focused around research skills and database use, but are usually tailored to meet the needs of the group.  The length of classes is also flexible, depending on the content requested.

attendance by topic


Ready to improve your library research skills?  Check out the regular classes or contact Katie Prentice, Head of Library Education and Information Services at (210-567-6606) to set up a special class for your course or department.


ACP Medicine is now Scientific American Medicine


The highly popular database ACP Medicine has changed names and is now called  Scientific American Medicine. For the past decade this database has carried the ACP Medicine name, and was the first comprehensive reference to carry the name of the American College of Physicians.  Scientific American Medicine is an authoritative, evidence-based, peer-reviewed patient care reference that is continually updated by reputable primary-care physicians.  Content covers all subspecialties of Internal Medicine, as well as, topics in Women’s Health, Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry and more.

Scientific American Medicine is part of the library’s STAT!Ref online collection.


Book giveaway February 11th-13th

The Briscoe Library will have a book giveaway February 11th-13th. The book giveaway will start at 9 a.m. on Tuesday at the entrance of the Briscoe Library, and will continue thru Thursday until 5 p.m. Books to be included in the giveaway are old editions withdrawn from the library’s collection, or donations given to the library but not needed for the collection. All give-away books are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For information about the book give-away, contact Andrea N. Schorr, Cataloging and Acquisitions Librarian, at 567-2400 or e-mail at



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


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