News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

Students Asked, We Responded!

Students at the UT Health Science Center have never been shy about letting us know what they need to improve their experiences in the library. When possible, we do our best to “make it so!”

More Whiteboards!

WhiteboardEvery group study room has a whiteboard. The study rooms on the 5th floor have whiteboards that cover two-thirds of one wall, providing a large writing area. Often, we find them covered with equations or diagrams that are so impressive that our staff are reluctant to wipe them down. Since the number of group study rooms is limited, students asked for portable whiteboards that they can use in the open seating areas. After consulting with members of the Student Government Association, we have purchased large rolling whiteboards for the 3rd and 5th floors.

Erasers are magnetically attached to the boards and students can help themselves to markers from the bucket that resides at the Circulation Desk. We just ask that students return the markers so others can use them.bucket-markers

Study Room Reservation Schedules

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When we migrated to a self-service group study room reservation system, the response was overwhelmingly positive. Students were able to log in and reserve rooms for up to 4 hours at a time without having to call or stop at a service desk to request a reservation. However, everyone did not honor the reservations and we often received complaints that people were occupying rooms that had been reserved by other groups. We investigated ways to make it easier to find non-reserved rooms and then reserve them on the spot using a mobile device. This screen, located across from the entrance on the 3rd floor, shows up-to-the-minute availability and provides a scan code for quick access to the reservation system.

These improvements are a collaborative effort between staff from the Library Services, Administration and Library Technology divisions. We look forward to receiving suggestions for ways to assist in the success of our students.

Jonquil Feldman
Director, Library and Outreach Services
feldman@uthscsa.edu

New Research Methods Database

SRM

Need help designing and executing a research project?  Check out SAGE Research Methods (SRM) a new library database that covers all aspects of the research process, from developing a research question to defining results. Within this database are numerous e-books and select e-journal articles that focus on research design and development. Coverage includes the full range of methods used in the behavioral sciences, as well as many commonly used in science, technology, and medicine.

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SAGE Research Methods is appropriate for anyone investigating, designing, supervising, or teaching research methods.

Access SRM through the library’s catalog and database page.  SRM is pfovided through the UT System Digital Library for use by all UT institutions.

History of the Mental Health Prosumer Movement

At the February 11th History of Medicine Society mLogo of Prosumers Interrnational showing a drawing of a bamboo shoot and the words Prosumers and Living Dreamseeting, Janet Paleo and Anna Gray from Prosumers International will present the history of the mental health Prosumer movement and how it is working to help those suffering from mental issues recover.

What is a Prosumer?  According to the Prosumers International website, a Prosumer is a person who is PROactive in their recovery and PROvides back to the community.  The mission of mental health Prosumers is to empower all people to know recovery from mental issues is possible and that they can live powerful, fulfilled lives on their terms.

Prosumers realize they have control over their lives by realizing they have choices in all things. They realize they have resources to call upon for help, then they try to do something meaningful to make a difference in someone else’s life, gaining a sense of well-being in the process. Attending Prosumer group meetings helps in this process.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Time: 6:00 pm

Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Where: Howe Conference Room, 5th floor of the Briscoe Library building.

For more information, contact Anne Comeaux, comeaux@uthscsa.edu, 210-567-2428

The Father of Ophthalmology

George Bartisch, a German physician, was born in 1535 in Königsbrück, a village near Dresden, Germany. He could not afford medical school, so apprenticed at the age of 13 to a barber surgeon in Dresden. This was followed by two additional apprenticeships to an oculist and a lithotomist. He acquired medical experience and became a successful wound surgeon, lithotomist, oculist and teacher of surgical anatomy. Bartisch became well known and eventually was appointed court oculist for Duke Augustus I of Saxony, settling in Dresden.

Bartisch is called the Father of Ophthalmology because he was the earliest person to write an ophthalmologic text-book in the German language and the first in history to totally remove an eye from a living human subject. In 1583 he published Ophthalmodouleia, both the first systematic work on ocular disease and ophthalmic surgery as well as the first ophthalmic atlas with its 92 full page woodcuts, many of which Bartisch drew himself. Some of the illustrations had flaps that could be lifted to provide a dissection layer by layer. They illustrate ocular diseases, surgical methods, and instruments. The explanations of each disease in this work are followed by a discussion of herbal remedies and prescriptions and surgical options for treatment.

The P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, located on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library owns the first edition of Ophthalmodouleia. More information on George Bartisch may be found in the Treasures of the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library blog.

To visit the Nixon Library, contact Anne Comeaux, Assistant Director for Special Collections, at comeaux@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-2428, or Mellisa DeThorne, Archival Assistant, at dethorne@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-2470.

Sources:

Book review by Mark J. Mannis of Ophthalmodouleia, That is the Service of the Eye, 1996 English translation by Donal Blanchard, MD. American Journal of Ophthalmology 1997, 123:146-147. http://www.history-ophthalmology.com/BartischREVIEW.html

“Georg Bartisch’s Ophthalmodouleia.” The College of Optometrist webpage at http://www.college-optometrists.org/en/college/museyeum/collections/rare_historical_books_collection/Bartisch.cfm

Shastid,, Thomas Hall. George Bartisch,” The American Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Ophthalmology, Volume 2, pp. 888-895. Chicago: Cleveland Press, 1913.

Images:

Images courtesy History of Science Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries.

Featured New Books for February 2015

Case files. Anatomy / Eugene C. Toy, Lawrence M. Ross, Han Zhang, Cristo Papasakelariou.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education Medical, c2015.
QS 18.2 C337 2015. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Case files anatomy

Cases in medical microbiology and infectious diseases, 4th ed. / by Peter H. Gilligan,
Daniel S. Shapiro, and Melissa B. Miller.; Washington, D.C. : ASM Press, c2014.
WC 100 G481c 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Cases in medical microbiology and infectious diseases

Community as partner : theory and practice in nursing, 7th ed. / Elizabeth T. Anderson and Judith McFarlane.
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer, c2015.
WY 106 C732 2015. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Community as partner : theory and practice in nursing 7th ed.

Evidence-based physical therapy for the pelvic floor [electronic resource] : bridging science and
clinical practice, 2nd ed. edited by Kari B, Bary Berghmans, Siv Morkved and Marijke Van Kampen.
Edinburgh : Churchill Livingstone, 2015.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Evidence-based physical therapy for the pelvic floor, 2nd ed.

Evidence-based practice in nursing & healthcare : a guide to best practice, 3rd ed.
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, Ellen Fineout-Overholt; Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health, c2015.
WY 100.7 M527e 2015. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Evidence-based practice in nursing and healthcare, 3rd ed.

Functional atlas of the human fascial system [electronic resource] / Carla Stecco MD ;
English language editor: Warren Hammer ; forewords by Andry Vleeming, Raffaele De Caro.
Edinburgh : Churchill Livingstone, 2015.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Functional atlas of the human fascial system

Genetics for health professionals in cancer care : from principles to practice
edited by Chris Jacobs, Patricia Webb, Lorraine Robinson ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
QZ 202 G3287 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Genetics for health professionals in cancer care

Guidelines for perioperative practice [electronic resource], 2015 ed. / Association of periOperative
Registered Nurses ;clinical editor, Ramona Conner.
Denver, Colo. : AORN, c2015.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Guidelines for perioperative  practice 2015

Magnetic resonance imaging : physical and biological principles, 4th ed. / Stewart Carlyle Bushong,
Geoffrey Clarke; St. Louis, Missouri : Elsevier Mosby, c2015.
WN 185 B979m 2015. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Magnetic resonance imaging: physical and biological principles, 4th ed.

Making space : how the brain knows where things are / Jennifer M. Groh.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014.
WW 105 G874 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Making space: how the brain knows where things are

Mini dental implants [electronic resource] : principles and practice / Victor I. Sendax.
St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Mosby, c2013.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Mini dental implants

Multiple sclerosis and related disorders : clinical guide to diagnosis, medical management,
and rehabilitation; Alexander D. Rae-Grant, Robert J. Fox, Francois Bethoux, editors.
New York, N.Y. : Demos Medical, c2013.
WL 360 M9593 2013. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Multiple sclerosis and related disorders

Rehabilitation for the postsurgical orthopedic patient [electronic resource], 3rd ed.
[edited by] Lisa Maxey, Jim Magnusson.
St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Mosby, 2013.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Rehabilitation for the postsurgical orthopedic patient, 3rd ed.

Surgical recall, 7th ed. / Recall series editor and senior editor, Lorne H. Blackbourne.
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer, c2015.
WO 18.2 S9618 2015. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Surgical recall, 7th ed.

Techniques and methodological approaches in breast cancer research / Jose Russo, Irma H. Russo.
New York : Springer, c2014.
WP 870 R9693t 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Techniques and methodological approaches in breast cancer research

Happy New Year From the Library Staff

The staff of the UT Health Science Center Libraries wish you a happy, healthy and productive New Year!

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News From the Libraries – January 2015

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

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Happy New Year!

What’s New in ClinicalKey?

History of Medicine Trivia Night

Did you know?  Interlibrary Loan

Being Mortal—Book Review

New Leisure Books

Featured New Books

See all past issues of News From the Libraries

 

What’s new in ClincalKey?

clinicalkey imageis a database which contains a wealth of medical and surgical information. Content includes over 1,000 e-books, over 500 e-journals (including the famous “Clinics” titles), and thousands of videos and images. Also included is point-of-care content from First Consult.

Access ClinicalKey through the library’s database page or the library catalog.

Here’s what’s new:

Atlas of interventional pain management, 4th ed. (2015).

Atlas of Interventional Pain Management, 4th ed.

Atlas of pelvic anatomy and gynecologic surgery, 3rd ed. (2011).

Atlas of pelvic anatomy and gynecologic surgery

Catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias, 3rd ed. (2015).

Catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias

Diabetes in cardiovascular disease : a companion to Braunwald’s heart disease (2015).

Diabetes in cardiovascular disease

Differential diagnosis in surgical pathology, 3rd ed. (2015).

Differential diagnosis in surgical pathology

Fanaroff and Martin’s neonatal-perinatal medicine : diseases of the fetus and infant, 10th ed. (2015).

Fanaraoff and Martin's neonatal-perinatal medicine, 10th ed.

Felson’s principles of chest roentgenology  : a programmed text, 4th ed. (2015).

Felson's principles of chest roentology 4th ed.

Miller’s anesthesia, 8th ed. (2015)

Miller's anesthesia 8th ed.

Orthopedic secrets, 4th ed. (2015)

Orthopedic secrets 4th ed.

Problem solving in emergency radiology (2015)

Problem solving in emergency radiology

Total knee arthroplasty, 2nd ed. (2015)

Total knee arthroscopy 2nd ed.

Twining’s textbook of fetal abnormalities, 3rd ed. (2015)

Twining's textbook of fetal abnormalities 3rd ed.

History of Medicine Trivia Night

The History of Medicine Society will meet on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 in the Howe Conference Room on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library for its 2nd Annual History of Medicine Trivia Night.   Take a break from studying and work and come test your knowledge of medical history with other history buffs.  The meeting starts at 6:00 pm.  Light refreshments will be served and prizes given out to winners.

For more information, contact Anne Comeaux, Assistant Library Director for Special Collections, at comeaux@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-2428.

Who is this rhino and why does she appear in an anatomy book?

Picture of back of rhinocerous and skeleton

Image from Tables of the skeleton and muscles of the human body by Bernard Siegfried Albinus. Courtesy of the National Library of Medicine.

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