News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

New Information Services hours at the Briscoe Library

Librarians are available to provide assistance with reference questions, with the library’s print and electronic collections, and with one-on-one assistance in searching databases and bibliographic management programs such as EndNote and RefWorks.

At the Briscoe Library, librarians are now on-call Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. During these hours, we can be reached in person, by telephone at 210-567-2450, through email at AskaLibrarian@uthscsa.edu or via Instant Messaging.

Consultation appointments are also available for your in-depth questions.  We look forward to assisting you with your information needs.

Jonquil Feldman

Director of Briscoe Library and Outreach Services
 
 
 

New to the shelves of the Briscoe Library

Introduction to Research - BlessingIntroduction to research and medical literature for health professionals / edited by J. Dennis Blessing, J. Glenn Forister.
Burlington, Mass. : Jones & Bartlett Learning, c2013.
W 20.5 P578 2013. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

Clinical Trials - MeinertClinical trials : design, conduct, and analysis, 2nd ed. / Curtis L. Meinert.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.
QV 771 M514c 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

 

 

Obesity and type 2 diabetes - SheehanObesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus / John P. Sheehan, Margaret M. Ulchaker.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.
WK 810 S541o 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

 

Legal and ethical issues for health professionals - PozgarLegal and ethical issues for health professionals, 3rd ed. / George D. Pozgar ; legal review, Nina Santucci ; medical review, John W. Pinnella.
Burlington, Mass. : Jones & Bartlett Learning, c2013.
W 32.5.AA1 P893La 2013. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

 

Informed consent - BowmanInformed consent : a primer for clinical practice / Deborah Bowman, John Spicer, Rehana Iqbal.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2012.
W 85 B787i 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

 

Neuroanatomy - FischNeuroanatomy : draw it to know it, 2nd ed. / Adam Fisch.
New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.
WL 101 F529n 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

Nursing : scope and standards of practice, 2nd ed. Nursing : scope and standards of practice, 2nd ed. / American Nurses Association.
Silver Spring, Md. : American Nurses Association, c2010.
WY 16 A512n 2010. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

Andrea N. Schorr, Collection Resources Librarian

Summer reading recommendations

 

Rajia Tobia recommends Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall:  “I am not a runner so when a tri-athlete friend recommended this book, I was skeptical.  Why would anyone want to run ultra-marathons of 100 miles or more in places like Death Valley and Mexico’s Copper Canyon?  This book answered the question for me – they are all obsessed!   Starting with the simple question -why does my foot hurt? – Christopher McDougall in Born to Run explores the physiology of running, running’s place in human evolution, the commercialization of running as a sport, and the psychology and unique individualism of ultra-runners.  The book also explores Mexico’s Tarahumara Indians and their techniques of happily running hundreds of miles without rest or injury.  This book is an interesting and entertaining read, even if you are not a runner.”

 

Sarah's Key- book coverKatie Prentice recommends Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay: “The story of Sarah’s Key centers around July 1942 when Jewish families in Paris, France were rounded up and transported to concentration camps by French authorities.  The book weaves the story of a modern French family with the story of young Sarah whose family at one time lived in the same apartment.  The book alternates 1942 with the present in each chapter and offers insight into the experiences of a child living through traumatic events.  The book is a fairly easy read and a movie came out in 2010.  I haven’t seen the movie yet, but now that I’ve read the book I plan to see the movie.”

 

 

1491 - book coverSusan Hunnicutt recommends 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, by Charles C. Mann:  “This book explores current thinking about the cultural histories of native American peoples.  They are much richer and more complicated than I ever imagined! One example that was very interesting to me was Mann’s discussion of milpas, companion plantings of corn, squash and beans, also known as “Three Sisters”.  Most of us learned part of this story in elementary school.  But Mann says the milpas show the extent of communication that took place in the ancient Americas, because by the time Europeans arrived variations of the technique, which was developed in what is today Mexico, had spread across North America to the mid-Atlantic coast.”

Former student visits childhood home of Henrietta Lacks

Virginia Historical Marker- Henrietta LacksThank you to Falisha Carman, a graduate of the School of Nursing, who shared this recent photo of a  historical marker commemorating Henrietta Lacks and her contributions to medical research.  The photo was taken in Clover, Virginia.  Falisha commented that she might never have known about Henrietta Lacks if she had not read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot read as part of  the UT Health Science Center’s One Community/One Book project in 2010.

News from The Libraries — May 2012

School Librarians visit the Ramirez Library in Harlingen

Eighteen school librarians from the Rio Grande City Independent School District visited the Mario E. Ramirez, M.D. Library during National Library Week, April 9 – 13.

Library classes for May and June 2012

How to request library classes for your department or office

Self-service checkout of books and journals: Coming to the Briscoe and Ramirez libraries in May!

New library search features: drop down search box

History of Anatomy class visits the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library

National Library Week: School librarians remember Dr. Mario E. Ramirez during visit to the Ramirez Library

Sallieann Swanner, Associate Library Director for Systems, will retire May 31, 2012

Library hours on Memorial Weekend

New to the shelves of the Briscoe Library

Library classes for May and June 2012

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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 Academic Course Content
Faculty are encouraged to consider integrating 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 Classpage.

Briscoe Library – San Antonio

  • Introduction to PubMed: May 4, 2012, 11:00 am – 12 pm, LIB 2.011
  • Introduction to RefWorks: May 9, 2012, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm, LIB 2.011
  • Using EBSCO CINAHL to Locate Nursing & Allied Health Information: May 10, 2012, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, LIB 2.011
  • Google Scholar for Scientific and Clinical Literature Searches: May 15, 2012, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, LIB 2.011
  • Getting Started with Ovid MEDLINE: May 16, 2012, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, LIB 2.011
  • Introduction to EndNote: June 8, 2012, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, LIB 2.011
  • Introduction to RefWorks: June 12, 2012. 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, LIB 2.011
  • Library Basics: June 13, 2012, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, LIB 2.011
  • Using EBSCO CINAHL to Locate Nursing & Allied Health Information: June 14, 2012, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, LIB 2.011

How to request library classes for your department or office

The Libraries offer regularly scheduled classes covering PubMed, Ovid Medline, CINAHL, EndNote, RefWorks, and Google Scholar.  Librarians also present classes for students during their academic courses.  For many faculty and staff, attending scheduled classes is difficult due to clinical and academic schedules.

To meet the needs of faculty and staff, the librarians will schedule special classes by request.  If your department or office would like to request a special training session on library resources, either at your office or in the library, please contact Katie Prentice, Head of Education and Information Services, at 210-567-6606 or email prenticek@uthscsa.edu for more information.

In addition to classes, direct assistance from librarians is available Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturdays from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  When you need help finding articles or using library tools, come by the library or contact Library Information at askalibrarian@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-2450.  For more in-depth help, individual research consultation appointments with a librarian can also be requested in advance.

Self-service checkout of books and journals: Coming to the Briscoe and Ramirez libraries in May!

 Self-Checkout-

Three steps to checkout: 1) scan the HSC badge barcode; 2) scan the barcode of each item being checked out; and 3) click a button to print a receipt that lists the items being checked out and provides a due date.

UT Health Science Center students, faculty and staff will soon be able to check out library books, print journals and other items without having to stand in line.

The self-service checkout system is a simple 3-step process: 1) scan the HSC badge barcode; 2) scan the barcode of each item being checked out; and 3) click a button to print a receipt that lists the items being checked out and provides a due date. Library users will also be able to see a list of items checked out or on hold and any overdue fines they may owe.

In San Antonio, the kiosk will be located on the Circulation Desk in the Briscoe Library, with easy access to staff if assistance is needed.   This service is only available to UT Health Science Center ID holders, and Borrower Registration is required prior to using self-service checkout. Items in the Reserve Collection behind the Circulation Desk will continue to require staff assistance.  Circulation staff will still be available to answer questions, process borrower registration, assist with checkouts, and receive payments for fines or photocopy/print accounts.

Self-checkout is also available at the Ramirez Library in Harlingen.

Jonquil Feldman, Director of Briscoe Library and Outreach Services and Kathy Carter, Ramirez Library Librarian

New library search features: Drop down search box

 

Librarians have  been hard at work trying to find new ways to improve your experience with the UT Health Science Center Libraries website. Starting in January the library rolled out a new website with an improved search interface on the homepage. From a search box on the homepage, it is now possible to search PubMed, Google Scholar, E-Journals, E-Books, Print Materials, and Databases.

Not settling with a search of these features on just the library homepage, the library’s Web Team has enhanced searching capabilities by creating a dropdown in the top right corner of the library’s website. This search feature is now on every library web page, and allows a search of the library’s website, PubMed, Google Scholar, E-Journals, E-Books, Print Materials, and the University site.

The library Web Team is always looking for students, faculty, and staff to participate in usability testing for the libraries website. If you have not participated before, and would like to sign up, please contact Kelley Minars, Web Services Librarian, minars@uthscsa.edu.

 

Library Search box screenshot

History of Anatomy class visits the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library

Ten students from the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences visited the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library on the evening of Tuesday, April 24 to view more than 40 items from the library’s rare book collection.  The visit was the conclusion of the School of Medicine’s enrichment elective, ELEC 5022, and the graduate school’s CSBL 5015. The class, which was taught by Dr. Charleen Moore of the Department of Cellular and Structural Biology, covered the history of anatomy from ancient times through the 19th century.

Among the items on display:

ALBINUS, Bernhard Siegfried (1697-1770), Tables of the skeleton and muscles of the human body, London, 1st edition in Latin – 1749

HOOKE, Robert (1635-1703), Micrographia, London, 1667

VESALIUS, Andreas (1514-1564), De humani corporis fabrica libri septem, Basel, 1543

Students also viewed the oldest book in the Nixon library’s collection, CELSUS, Aulus Cornelius, De  medicina, 2nd edition, 1481.  De medicina is a member of a class of books known as incunables,  the first books to be produced by the printing press in the late 15th century.

The P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  To schedule a visit, contact Anne Comeaux, Assistant Library Director for Special Collections, comeaux@uthscsa.edu or Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian, hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu.

 

P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library- class visit

Dr. Charleen Moore and students from the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences visited the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library on April 24.

 

ALBINUS, Bernhard Siegfried (1697-1770) Tables of the skeleton and muscles of the human body, 1747

Among the books on display in the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library on April 24: ALBINUS, Bernhard Siegfried (1697-1770), Tables of the skeleton and muscles of the human body, 1749.