News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

New Changes Coming to PubMed in 2020

NCBI has been experimenting over the past few years for ways to improve the overall search quality and user experience for PubMed users. The new PubMed will be incorporating a new, modern interface, updated features including advanced search, clipboard, options for sharing results, and a new “cite” button that provides easy access to citation information in AMA, MLA and APA formats. Take a look at a complete list of new features.

An experimental platform, PubMed Labs, is now open allowing users to test new features and provide input.

Stay tuned for more details to come. In the mean time, check out some recent NLM Bulletins:

NLM Technical Bulletin – March/April 2019

 NLM Technical Bulletin – July August 2019

 

E-Resource of the Month: Study Materials

Looking for study materials? The library has many resources to help start the school year off right.

Featured New Books/E-books for August 2019

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For a list of the newest titles at the Briscoe Library click here.

Purchase suggestions?
Complete the online Purchase Suggestion Form or contact
Andrea N. Schorr, Head of Resource Management.

 

News from the Libraries July 2019

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

Thirsty? Library Water Bottle Filling Stations Coming Soon!

Briscoe Library Welcomes Jeff Lacy

Stewards of the P.I. Nixon Library

Pets of UT Health

Mobile Standing Desks Come to the Library

E-Resource of the Month – UpToDate Mobile App

Featured New Books/E-books for July 2019

See all past issues of News From the Libraries

Thirsty? Library Water Bottle Filling Stations Coming Soon!

Briscoe Library users will soon have cold filtered water just steps away. New water bottle filling stations will be installed on floors 2, 3, 4, and 5 in the location of current water fountains.

Installation is tentatively planned for the end of summer. Stay tuned!

Briscoe Library Welcomes Jeff Lacy

Jeff Lacy joined Briscoe Library on July 1 as the Library Liaison to the School of Dentistry & the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.  He will work to support faculty and students by integrating library resources in the curriculum, research, and clinical practice.  Jeff has over eighteen years of experience as an academic librarian.  He comes to the UT Health Briscoe Library from Trinity University where he was an instruction and liaison librarian for the last five years. Previous to that, he was a scholarly resources librarian at UTSA.  Jeff has a master’s degree in library science from the University of Alabama and a master’s in arts degree in English from Lamar University.  He holds a B.A. in English from Mercer University.

Jeff has experience working in health sciences and related subject areas and he looks forward to sharing his knowledge with our faculty, students, and staff.  Please help us welcome him to UT Health San Antonio!

Stewards of the P.I. Nixon Library

“Tucked away on the fifth floor of the Briscoe Library is a room with large windows on its double doors. This allows one to see several objects, including a rhinestone-studded skeleton, sepia portrait of a distinguished gentleman and an entire wall of books. Here, you will meet Andrea Schorr, head of resource management, as well as Mellisa DeThorne, special collections assistant. They ensure the P.I Nixon Medical Historical Library serves the campus and larger medical community by preserving historical artifacts.

“Dr. Patrick Ireland Nixon was a San Antonio physician, medical historian and founding member of the Bexar County Medical Library Association. Dr. Nixon amassed a large collection of rare medical books for the association, which were later donated to the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio (now known as UT Health San Antonio) in 1970. Over 6,000 rare and historical books are in the Special Collections including, De Humani Corporis Fabrica (1543) by anatomist Andreas Vesalius and a first edition On the Origin of Species (1859) by biologist Charles Darwin.”

Click here to read the full article: news.uthscsa.edu/stewards-of-the-p-i-nixon-library

Pets of UT Health

Walk into Briscoe Library and you’ll be greeted by a photo collection of furry faces to brighten your day. These happy animals belong to the students, staff, and faculty of UT Health San Antonio. The library’s newest interactive exhibit Pets of UT Health features photos of dogs, cats, and even a baby goat, that the campus has been posting for the last few weeks. Stop by Briscoe Library to share a photo of your own pet! The exhibit will be up through the end of the month.

Mobile Standing Desks Come to the Library

Beginning with standing height tables, study pods, and exercise desks that have been added to library study options over the past few years, there are now 10 new mobile standing desks available on floors 3, 4, and 5.

Students studying in the library can move the desks to take advantage of  window light and power outlets. Some students just prefer to stand while studying. For health benefits, the desks adjust from 29 to 45 inches allowing users to sit or stand.

Standing desks have often been requested by students and have been made possible thanks to an award from the Student Fee Fund. Thanks also to the quick work by library staff, desks were assembled and ready for use within days of delivery.

 

Louie Barcenes – Supervisor, Library Information Resources

E-Resource of the Month – UpToDate Mobile App

Did you know that one of your favorite sites is available on a mobile platform? UpToDate, an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource, has an app that can be downloaded to your device.

Note: You must register while on campus and re-verify affiliation once every 90 days.