News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

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 (

December 2012 library classes


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 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 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:

New in December: Lunch & Learn Mini-Webinars

This December, take 30 minutes to develop and improve your research skills from the comfort of your own office or desk.  These special 30 minute webinars (scheduled for the noon hour) provide focused information on a variety of topics and are designed for UT Health Science Center faculty, staff, and students.

Register now to reserve your spot and join us from your computer.

  • Please register using your or account.
  • For best results, we encourage you to connect from a computer on the UTHSCSA network.
  • You’ll receive a registration confirmation shortly after registering.  The connection link and details will be sent in a separate message before the webinar.

I Know What I Want, But How Do I Get It?

Using the library homepage better

Monday, December 10 from 12:00-12:30 pm

Who Is Citing Me?

Introduction to cited reference searching

Thursday, December 13 from 12:00-12:30 pm

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

If you are interested in future webinar events from The Libraries, please let us know what topics you would like covered.  Email Katie Prentice at with your suggestions.

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

ctsa logoIn February and March 2013 the UT Health Science Center Libraries and the South Central and Lower Rio Grande Border AHECs will host Communities and Their Assets: Community Asset Mapping for CTSA Community Engagement.  Supported by a CTSA Community Engagement Pilot Project Award from the South Central Region of the National Networks of Libraries of Medicine, the program will bring together librarians from the six CTSA funded institutions in Texas, New Mexico and Arkansas.  It will encompass a 2-day event organized by the Briscoe Library in San Antonio on February 21 and 22,  followed by a 1-day event organized by the Ramirez Library in Harlingen on March 7.

At the San Antonio and Harlingen events librarians and other attendees will attend an Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Workshop led by Dan Duncan, Adjunct faculty member of the ABCD Institute at Northwestern University. The workshop will be open by invitation to CTSA Librarians along with CTSA researchers, Key Function Group members, and administrators from regional and national CTSA institutions. Participating community groups will include health care providers, primary care physicians, community organization leaders, program administrators, public health workers, community health workers (promotores), public and academic librarians, Area Health Education Center (AHEC) board members, and university faculty.

The workshop will cover the principles of Asset-Based Community Development and how these principles can be used to identify a community’s assets.  The workshop will also open a dialog with community groups and explore opportunities to effect change in the role librarians play in the CTSA process.

On the second day of the event in San Antonio, librarians from CTSA institutions will convene for a strategic planning session led by Mary Flanagan, a nationally-recognized facilitator with Management Solutions Group. The purpose of the session will be to brainstorm about how librarians can be more actively involved in the future with CTSA Key Function Groups, CTSA administration, grant applications, research output and impact tracking, community engagement, and other CTSA initiatives.  The anticipated outcome of the strategic planning process will be a road map for librarian contributions and engagement with the work of the CTSAs.

For more information about Community Asset Mapping for CTSA Community Engagement contact Peg Seger, Head of Outreach Services, at

This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, under Contract No. HHSN-276—2011-00007-C with the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.

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

Holiday image

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

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