News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

HSCLink: The best way to access PubMed article links

PubMed LogoIn order to take full advantage of links to articles in PubMed, it is necessary to access PubMed from the library’s website at

A link to PubMed can be found in the Databases pull-down section of the The Libraries home page, or in the Library Search, Databases section of the page.   Although it can be tempting to access PubMed by going directly to its address,, this will bypass the open url linking that librarians have set up for PubMed.


Library home page

PubMed should be accessed from the library website in order to link to current subscriptions.


HSClinkWhen accessing PubMed from The Libraries’ website, you will see the blue HSCLink button:

The HSCLink button will either open an article for which the library subscribes for the Health Science Center, or will provide information about how to obtain an article if the library does not have access.  This may include populating an interlibrary loan form to obtain the article from another library.

For more information about using links in PubMed, contact or call Information Services at 567-2450.

Library holiday hours, December 15, 2012 to January 1, 2013

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The Libraries’ schedules will change during Winter Break, with designated days when the UT Health Science Center Libraries will be closed or operating with reduced hours and limited services.  Holiday Schedules can be found by clicking on the links for the libraries, below:


Briscoe Library, San Antonio


Ramirez Library, Harlingen


Laredo Regional Campus Library, Laredo


Jonquil Feldman, Director of Briscoe Library and Outreach Services

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

Briscoe Library 5th floorThe 5th floor of the Briscoe Library will be closed beginning December 18 through February 7, 2013 to complete work related to the recent renovation, including upgrades to the HVAC system and some ceiling and carpet modifications.

The Howe Conference Room, Special Collections and Office of Undergraduate Medical Education will continue to be available, except during Winter Break holidays.

For more information, please contact Jonquil Feldman, Director of Briscoe Library and Outreach Services, at


New to the shelves of the Briscoe Library in December

Anesthesia unpluggedAnesthesia unplugged, 2nd ed. / editors, Christopher Gallagher … [et al.].
New York : McGraw-Hill Medical, c2012.
WO 200 A579556 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record




Brain Injury MedicineBrain injury medicine : principles and practice, 2nd ed. / editors, Nathan D. Zasler, Douglas I. Katz, Ross D. Zafonte ; associate editors, David B. Arciniegas, M. Ross Bullock, Jeffrey S. Kreutzer.
New York : Demos Medical, c2013.
WL 354 B81386 2013. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record




Mining Biomedical LiteratureMining the biomedical literature / Hagit Shatkay and Mark Craven.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2012.
W 26.55.I4 S533m 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record





Foundations of Health Care ManagementFoundations of health care management : principles and methods / Bernard J. Healey, Marc C. Marchese.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2012.
W 84.AA1 H433f 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record




Comprehensive Preventive Dentistry

Comprehensive preventive dentistry / edited by Hardy Limeback.
Ames, Iowa : Wiley-Blackwell, c2012.
WU 166 C738 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record






Advocacy StrategiesAdvocacy strategies for health and mental health professionals : from patients to policies / Stuart L. Lustig, editor.
New York : Springer, c2012.
W 85.4 A245 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record




Dessemination and Implementation Research in HealthDissemination and implementation research in health : translating science to practice / edited by Ross C. Brownson, Graham A. Colditz, Enola K. Proctor.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.
W 20.55.T7 D613 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record




Common sense mechanics in everyday orthodontics II, 2nd ed. / by Thomas F. Mulligan.
Phoenix, Ariz. : CSM Publishing, c2012.
WU 400 M959c 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record


News from the Libraries — November 2012

Saffron Turban

The Many Faces of India, photos by Deborah Keller-Rihn, will open in the Briscoe Library on November 14. The exhibit is part of the UT Health Science Center’s International Education Week programming.

Announcing the One Community/One Book selection for 2013

Introducing the Library Committee for 2012-2013

Library classes for November and December

Nov 7 webinar: Lessons Learned from The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

History of Medicine lecture on November 8- Apocalypse Cow: The Strange Rise and Fortunate Decline of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

The Many Faces of India- Exhibit will be on display in the Briscoe Library in November and December

Thanksgiving 2012 holiday hours

Remembering Pat Ireland Nixon Jr., MD

Whiteboard walls? We’re trying them out on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library

Librarians participate in Medical Library Association Chapter meeting

Health Science Center recognizes two members of the library staff for their years of service

Two new databases support career development

New to the shelves of the Briscoe Library in November

See all past issues of News from the Libraries

Announcing the One Community/One Book selection for 2013

Are You In?

Become part of One Community/One Book 2013

Howe Conference Room- Briscoe Library 5.076

Friday, November 30, 12:00 noon

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 fifth One Community/One Book program, which will feature Rosenberg’s book, Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World.

The Libraries and the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics will host an event, Are You In?, on Friday, November 30 at noon to kick-off  One Community/One Book 2013.  The event is open to faculty, staff, students and members of the San Antonio health care community.  The first ten attendees to arrive  will receive a free copy of Join the Club.  Information will be available about the One Community/One Book workshop:   “How to Lead or Host a Book Discussion,” that will be offered twice, on January 23 and February 4, 2013.

The goal of the book give-away and the workshops is to encourage reading and conversation about what Rosenberg calls “the social cure.”  Book discussions will take place in February and March, 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.

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, 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:  or (210) 567-2406.


Introducing the Library Committee for 2012-2013

Briscoe LibraryThe Library Committee met for the first time this academic year on Tuesday, October 16.  Adelita Cantu, Chair of the Library Committee, welcomed new members and Michael Gargano, Ed.D., Vice President for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs, read the charge of the committee:

To serve in a consultative and advisory capacity to the President and Vice President for Academic Administration and to work with and assist the Director of the Library in making recommendations for library practices and procedures; to review and advise in the development of priorities in the areas that have an impact on academic efficiency and effectiveness to ensure that the services provided by the library reflect the needs and interests of the academic community.

We thank these individuals for their service on the Library Committee:

  • From the Dental School:  Edward F. Wright, Guy Huynh-Ba, and Sana Khimani (student)
  • From the Graduate School:  Charleen M. Moore, Salvatore Oddo and Kate Hinchee (student)
  • From the School of Health Professions: Brent Shriver, Bridgett Piernik-Yoder, and Steven Allen (student)
  • From the School of Medicine: Ray Palmer, Md Mizanur Rahman, Ashley Acheson, Benjamin Wallisch, and Jerry Abraham (student)
  • From the School of Nursing: Adelita G. Cantu, Amanda Flagg, and Sean Moore (student)


Library classes for November and December


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

Integrating Library Research Skills into 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 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: November 7, 2012, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, LIB 2.011
  • Creating and Presenting a Professional Poster Session: November 13, 2012, 11:00 am – 12 noon, LIB 4.074
  • Google Scholar for Scientific and Clinical Literature Searches: November 13, 2012, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, LIB 2.011
  • Introduction to PubMed: November 15, 2012, 11:00 am – 12 noon, LIB 2.011
  • Introduction to EndNote: November 27, 2012, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, LIB 2.011
  • Library Basics: December 10, 2012, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, LIB 2.011
  • Using EBSCO CINAHL to Locate Nursing & Allied Health Information: December 10, 2012, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, LIB 2.011

Nov 7 Webinar: Lessons Learned from The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta Lacks Angelo State

The Briscoe Library is hosting a Texas Department of State Health Services Grand Rounds webinar.

Date: Wednesday, Nov 7
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Briscoe Library Collaboratory (4.074)

On October 4, 1951 Henrietta Lacks, an African-American mother of five died of cervical cancer on a segregated ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore at the age of 31. Yet her legacy lives in an immortal cell line generated from her cancerous tumor. Known as HeLa, the cells harvested and disseminated without her knowledge or consent contributed to major scientific breakthroughs including the polio vaccine, cloning, and chemotherapy, that continue to advance medical research today.

Written by Rebecca Skloot in compelling prose, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks chronicles the story of this poor and largely illiterate tobacco farmer and the impact the celebrity of her cells had on her family.

Please join Dr. Kathryn Artnak, a bioethicist and Professor of Nursing at Angelo State University, for a discussion of the many ethical issues surrounding this intriguing narrative.

Continuing Education Credit Hours Available: 1.5 contact hours for Continuing Medical Education (CME); Continuing Nursing Education (CNE); Social Workers; Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and Master-Certified Health Education Specialists (M-CHES); Registered Sanitarians; LCDC, LPC, LMFT; and certificate of attendance. Ethics credit for physicians and social workers.

To register to earn CE Credit:

  1. Sign up for a TRAIN Texas account; use your full email address as your login name.
  2. Register for TRAIN Course ID 1034529, click on the “Registration” tab, select the type of credit you wish to receive, and click the “Register” button to the right of the  the location “UT Health Science Center San Antonio”.

Copies of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks are available for checkout at the Briscoe Library and the Ramirez Library at the Ramirez Library at the RAHC, and at the San Antonio Public Library.  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was the One Community/One Book selection for 2010.

Luke Rosenberger, Director of Library Technology and Historical Collections