News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

Did you know? Interlibrary Loan

Medical library collections provide users with knowledge to inform patient care, research, class assignments, personal health decisions, and general enlightenment. With limited budgets and the rising cost of subscriptions, it is not feasible for libraries to own every book or journal subscription their constituents might need. The Interlibrary Loan Service is a collaboration with other libraries to provide journal articles and books that the UT Health Science Center Library does not own, and to fulfill requests from other libraries for items that are in the HSC collection.

In FY 2014, the UT Health Science Library processed the following:

  • 1,587 items borrowed from other libraries
  • 6,885 items delivered to other libraries or to individuals through Loansome Doc
  •    722 items delivered to area health professionals

To request a book or journal article through Interlibrary Loan, the requester must first create and then log in to an account in the ILLiad system.

Log in to Illiad button

When searching online in PubMed, CINAHL, Scopus, Web of Science, or other databases, clicking on the HSCLink will retrieve the article. If the library does not subscribe to the journal, an option to “Get through Interlibrary Loan” will appear.

The process has been streamlined so that the turnaround time for delivery of articles is now a  couple of days rather than weeks. UT Health Science Center (HSC) students, faculty and staff can request delivery of journal articles directly to their email. Book chapters are scanned and also emailed to requesters. Print book copies are still delivered the old-fashioned way, by mail or courier. Best of all, the service is free to HSC requesters–except for rush orders. This service is also available for a fee to licensed, practicing area health professionals.

For more information, contact AskaLibrarian@uthscsa.edu or call 210-567-2450.

Jonquil Feldman

Director, Briscoe Library and Outreach Services

 

New Leisure Books – January 2015

Check out new titles in the leisure collection. To view book summaries click on the title or book cover.

The Leisure Collection is located on the main floor of the Briscoe Library in the seating area across from the Circulation desk. This collection is funded through library donations.

All the light we cannot see : a novel / Anthony Doerr.
New York : Scribner, c2014.

All the light we cannot see

Big little lies / Liane Moriarty.
New York : G. P. Putnam’s Sons, a member of Penguin Group (USA), c2014.

Big Little Lies

The bone clocks : a novel / David Mitchell.
New York : Random House, c2014.

The Bone Clocks

The book of unknown Americans / Cristina Henríquez.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2014.

Book of Unknown Americans

The children act : a novel / Ian McEwan.
New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, c2014.

The Children Act: a novel

Curious : the desire to know and why your future depends on it / Ian Leslie.
New York : Basic Books, A Member of the Perseus Books Group, c2014.

Curious by Ian Leslie

A deadly wandering : a tale of tragedy and redemption in the age of attention
Matt Richtel. New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, c2014.

A Deadly Wandering

Everything I never told you : a novel / Celeste Ng.
New York : Penguin Press HC, 2014.

Everything I never told you by Celeste Ng

Finding me : a decade of darkness, a life reclaimed : a memoir of the Cleveland kidnappings
Michelle Knight with Michelle Burford. New York, NY : Weinstein Books, c2014.

Finding Me

Glitter and glue : a memoir / Kelly Corrigan.
New York : Ballantine Books, c2014.

Glitter and Glue

Gray Mountain / John Grisham.
New York : Doubleday, c2014.

Gray Mountain

The invention of wings / Sue Monk Kidd.
New York : Viking, c2014.

Invention of Wings

Leaving time : a novel / Jodi Picoult.
New York : Ballantine Books, c2014.

Leaving Time

Lucky us : a novel / Amy Bloom.
New York : Random House, c2014.

Lucky Us

Orphan train / Christina Baker Kline.
New York : William Morrow, 2014

Orphan Train by Christina Kline

The paying guests / Sarah Waters.
New York : Riverhead Books, A member of Penguin Group (USA), c2014.

The Paying Guests

Revival : a novel / Stephen King.
New York : Scribner, c2014.

Revival: a novel

Station eleven : a novel / Emily St. John Mandel.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2014.

Station Eleven

 

For a complete list of all titles in the Leisure collection click here.

Leisure titles are currently selected by library staff, but suggestions are welcome. Send suggestions to askalibrarian@uthscsa.edu.

Featured New Books for January 2015

Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end / Atul Gawande.
New York : Metropolitan Books : Henry Holt & Company, 2014.
WB 310 G284b 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Being Mortal

Blindspot : hidden biases of good people / Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald.
New York : Delacorte Press, c2013.
BF 575.P9 B212 2013. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Blind Spot: hidden biases of good people

Conn’s current therapy 2015 / [edited by] Edward T. Bope, Rick D. Kellerman.
Philadelphia, Pa. : Elsevier/Saunders, c2015.
WB 300 C976t 2015. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Conn's Current Therapy 2015

Current procedural terminology : CPT : 2015 / American Medical Association.
Chicago : American Medical Association, c2014.
WB 15 C977 2015. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Current Procedural Terminology: CPT 2015

Dental secrets [electronic resource], 4th ed. / editor in chief, Stephen T. Sonis.
St. Louis, Missouri : Elsevier, 2015.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Dental Secrets, 4th ed.

Obesity interventions in underserved communities : evidence and directions
edited by Virginia M. Brennan, Shiriki K. Kumanyika, Ruth Enid Zambrana.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.
WD 210 O124 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Obesity Interventions

Remediation in medical education : a mid-course correction / Adina Kalet, Calvin L. Chou, editors.
New York : Springer, 2014.
W 18 R386 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Remediation in Medical Education

Sleep medicine pearls  [electronic resource], 3rd ed. / Richard B. Berry, Mary H. Wagner.
Philadelphia, Pa. : Elsevier/Saunders, 2015.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Sleep Medicine Pearls, 3rd ed.

Stem cells  [electronic resource] : scientific facts and fiction, 2nd ed. / edited by Christine Mummery…
London, UK : Academic Press, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Stem Cells: scientific facts and fiction, 2nd ed.

Symptom to diagnosis [electronic resource] : an evidence-based guide, 3rd ed.
Scott D.C. Stern, Adam S. Cifu, Diane Altkorn. New York : McGraw-Hill Medical, 2015.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Symptom to Diagnosis. 3rd ed/

Visual masking [electronic resource] : studying perception, attention, and consciousness
Talis Bachmann, Gregory Francis. Oxford : Academic Press, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Visual Masking: studying perception, attention, and consciousness

 

Purchase suggestions? Complete the online Purchase Suggestion Form or contact Andrea N. Schorr, Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian.

Book Review – Being Mortal

Being Mortal is an honest and thought-provoking work about the journey between life and death, and the handling of end of life issues.  Author Atul Gawande provides a sobering yet constructive account of the aging population and quality of care practices. Gawande discusses the lack of understanding between health, survival, and well-being, and how it affects aging and end of life care. Real BeingMortalPiclife stories and experiences are spread throughout the text, with many illustrating a need for change.

Being Mortal is a refreshing look at the limits of humanity with practical ideas for transforming existing philosophies. It is a must-read for all health care professionals, policy makers, caretakers, and anyone who is interested in lifelong well-being.

 

About the author:

Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, is a surgeon, writer, and public health researcher. He practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is a professor in both the Department of Health Policy and Management at Harvard School of Public Health and the Department of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is Executive Director of Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation, and Chairman of Lifebox, a nonprofit organization making surgery safer globally. Additionally, Gawande has been a staff writer for the New Yorker since 1998, and has written three New York Times best sellers: Complications, Better, and The Checklist Manifesto.

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Photo by Rose Lincoln, Harvard News Office

 

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

Andrea N. Schorr
Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian

News From the Libraries – December 2014

The December issue of News from the Libraries is now available.  For links to individual articles, see the table of contents below.

Library holiday hours

Briscoe Library 24/7 and Holiday Hours

Google Scholar and Library Resources

Danny Jones Essay Winner

One Community/One Book Author Speaks on Campus

ACA Enrollment at Laredo Regional Campus

New Medicine Ebook Collection

Featured New Books

See all past issues of News From the Libraries

Google Scholar and Library Resources

Need to set up Google Scholar to link with Health Science Center library resources?  Here are the quick and easy steps:

  1. Go to http://scholar.google.com/
  2. Click on Settings (right above the Google image)
  3. Click Library links on left sidebar
  4. Search for UT Health Science Center at San Antonio – HSC Link
  5. Make sure box is checked and click Save.

After you complete these steps, the HSC Link will appear in Google Scholar. Simply click on the HSC Link to see what resources the library has available.

HSC Link and Google Scholar

 

 

Danny Jones History of the Health Sciences Essay Winner

Six essays were submitted to the 2014 Danny Jones History of the Health Sciences Essay Drawing of paper, feather pen, and inkcontest. The essays were judged by a panel of three judges who individually rated each essay on a variety of criterion ranging from the quality of writing to clarity of discussion and conclusions. Ratings were totaled to determine the most highly rated essay, and the $500 award was presented at the Friends of the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library meeting on November 6, 2014.

 

The winner of the 2014 essay contest is Corrine McLeod, a student at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine. Corrine’s paper was entitled Sex Reassignment Surgery: The Early Years. The paper explores the historical origins of sex reassignment surgery and how it has affected the lives of transgender people across the world.

 

Corrine will present her paper at the March 26 meeting of the History of Medicine Society. The meeting will take place at 6:00 pm in the Howe Conference Room, located on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library Building.

For more information on the Danny Jones History of the Health Sciences Essay or the History of Medicine Society, contact Anne Comeaux, Assistant Director for Special Collections, at 210-567-2428 or comeaux@uthscsa.edu.

One Community/One Book Author Phil Klay Speaks on Campus

Cover of book RedeploymentThis year’s One Community/One Book project culminated with an appearance on the Health Science Center campus by former Marine Phil Klay, author of Redeployment, the 2014 National Book Award in Fiction honoree. On October 30, approximately three hundred attendees filled the Holly Auditorium to hear the author discuss his collection of short stories based upon his duty as a Public Affairs Officer in Iraq’s Anbar Province during the surge. Members of the audience included individuals from the San Antonio community, local health professionals, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio faculty, staff, and students, and area veterans. Video telecast was also available at the Regional Academic Health Center in Harlingen, at the Laredo Regional Campus, and at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Mr. Klay’s presentation focused on the practice of storytelling in war and on readings from Redeployment. The author shared selections from two of his short storiesTen Kliks South and Bodies, and related how his experiences led him to write fictional accounts of members of the military as they struggle with the challenges of war and the readjustments of returning home. He also answered questions from the audience about how these communal stories of war encourage open dialogue about the meaningful issues they raise. A reception and book signing followed the engaging presentation, as enthusiastic attendees lined up to speak with the author and to have their books autographed.

Author Phil Klay at Book Signing

Photograph by Lester Rosebrock UTHSCSA Creative Media Services

Book discussion groups were held both leading up to and following the author’s presentation. Attendees examined the stories in the book, explored the various points of view, and sought to develop compassion for the veterans whom they encounter. Sixty individuals participated in book discussion groups, including UTHSCSA faculty, students, and staff, a psychiatric and mental health nursing clinical group, military health psychology students at UTSA, members of the Department of Research at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System, and an area women’s writers’ group.

On November 19, 2014, Redeployment by Phil Klay was awarded the prestigious 2014 National Book Award in Fiction (Video of the Announcement and Acceptance Speech). The National Book Foundation also named Phil Klay as one of 5 under 35, a set of five emerging young writers of fiction selected by previous National Book Award winners and finalists.

One Community/One Book is a project of The Libraries and the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, with support from STRONG STAR. This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

November 15th ACA Enrollment at the Laredo Regional Campus Library

For the second time this year, the Laredo Regional Campus Library has hosted an Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment event for residents of Laredo and Webb County. The event was sponsored in collaboration between the UT Health Science Center Libraries, the 28th District Congressional Office of Representative Henry Cuellar, the Mid Rio Grande Valley (MRGV) Area Health Education Center (AHEC), and the South Texas Development Council. Other organizations belonging to the Enroll Webb County Coalition, and the Laredo Health Coalition also participated.

Congressman Cuellar, along with Laredo area hospital CEOs, was on site to promote the event through local TV and newspaper coverage. A number of area ACA Certified Application Counselors and Navigators provided counseling and enrollment assistance to over 50 registered families who attended the event from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. MRGV AHEC students assisted attendees with setting up email accounts in preparation for ACA Enrollment.

 

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New Clinical Medicine Ebook Collection

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The UT Health Science Center Libraries now have access to a collection of clinical medicine e-books as part of a purchase by the UT System Academic Library Collection Enhancement Program (ALCEP). ALCEP funds are allocated to UT Austin by the Board of Regents for one-time collection purchases that can benefit all UT institutions. The CRCnetBase Medicine collection includes more than 400 titles with publication dates ranging from 2011-2014. The collection is heavily focused on clinical medicine, but includes a set of surgery and medical reference titles. Access to this collection is available through the library’s catalog and database page.

View a full list of the titles in this collection. .