Congratulations to library staff member, Monica Salazar! Monica received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Texas Pan American in May 2014 and passed the NCLEX-RN examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse in January. In addition to working as a library clerical assistant, Monica has been an avid user of the Ramirez Library, taking advantage of its many resources while working towards her nursing degree. Monica plans to incorporate her past experience as an EMT into her career by pursuing a position as a critical care nurse in the Rio Grande Valley with the expectation of obtaining her Master’s degree in the near future.
Congratulations Monica Salazar
Dr. Damon Tweedy to Speak Today at Noon
Dr. Damon Tweedy will present the Frank Bryant, Jr, MD Memorial Lecture in Medical Ethics today April 19, 2016 at 12 noon in the Holly Auditorium at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, followed by a reception and book-signing at 1:00 pm. The Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics and the Briscoe Library have chosen his book, Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine, as the basis for a Community Discussions in Social Justice Project.
Community Discussions in Social Justice is a project of The Libraries and the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics. This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Earth Day Celebration, Thursday April 21
Librarians will join in the Health Science Center’s Earth Day Celebration on Thursday, April 21 to showcase many of the information resources available on environmental health, hazardous substances, and toxicology. The Earth Day Celebration is sponsored by the Green Initiatives Committee. More information on the event time, location, and exhibitors can be found here.
Find an online journal
The way to locate full-text articles depends on how much detail you have about the item. Start by clicking the E-journals tab on the Library homepage.
- If you have an e-journal citation, from the Library homepage, click “E-journal” to get started. Type the journal title in the box or use the MEDLINE abbreviation.
- If we have an online version of the journal, the title will be listed with the years of electronic coverage.
- In the event that we do not have electronic coverage, click “Try the Library Catalog” button to see if we have it in print in the Library.
- Journal title results are shown with links to the years of coverage. Choose the link to Journal button that matches the year of your citation.
Getting to Full-Text from Library Databases
From inside most Library Databases, when working on an article search for a topic, you will see buttons that say HSCLink. These buttons connect you to the Library’s e-journal system.
Things to remember
If you need help finding library materials, contact Askalibrarian, call (210) 567-2450, or come by the library.
To login from off campus, use your domain username/password. Give the library a call if you encounter any problems or errors with the log in process.
Historical and Special Collections
P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library
The P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library houses a collection of approximately 5000 rare and classic texts in the history of medicine, nursing, dentistry and other health care disciplines, dating from the 15th to the early 20th centuries. The Nixon Library is named after Dr. Pat Ireland Nixon, a distinguished San Antonio physician and historian who worked determinedly to build an exceptional medical history collection.
5th floor of the Briscoe Library
Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
The University Archives contain publications, papers, and other records that document the history of the Health Science Center and the history of medicine in the San Antonio and south Texas area. The Archives provides a reference service for the Health Science Center community and a repository for the preservation of historically important University records. Included in the collection are University publications, correspondence of key officials, minutes, student yearbooks, papers of early San Antonio physicians and more.
The Digital Archives is a growing collection of digitized images, documents, and unique materials from the UT Health Science Center collections.
- Image of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library
- A class during the Fall of 1978. Nursing School Yearbook, 1980.
- Andreas Vesalius, De humani corporis fabrica libri septem, 1543.
Holiday Hours for Briscoe, Ramirez and Laredo Libraries
The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio Libraries will follow Winter Break hours starting on Friday, December 19. While the libraries will be closed from December 20-29, access to databases, E-Books, and E-Journal articles will continue to be available. To get to the full text of online books and journals, click on the Off Campus Login button on the library home page.
On behalf of the librarians and staff of the UTHSC Libraries, we wish you safe and joyful holidays, and a very happy new year.
Hotel Accommodations in San Antonio
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has negotiated a block of rooms at special discounted room rates. Rooms are subject to availability, so reserve early.
4431 Horizon Hill Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78229
The following complimentary services are available:
- Shuttle to and from airport and UT Health Science Center Main campus
- Full hot breakfast
- Internet access
- 24-hour Business & Fitness Center
Reservations must be made by January 31, 2013 to receive the following rate:
Room Rate: Single/Double: $85 (plus tax)
Use this event name to get the discounted rate: COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Guarantee: Attendees will need a valid credit card to make the reservation.
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.
How to Landscape to Your Environment- Friday at noon in the Briscoe Library
How to Landscape to Your Environment
Friday, July 26, Noon to 1 p.m.
Howe Conference Room, 5th floor, Briscoe Library
The Libraries and Facilities Management will host a program at noon on Friday, July 26, for anyone who shares an interest in planting and maintaining beautiful, drought-tolerant landscapes like those on our campus. Dave Brahm, Manager of Landscape and Grounds for the UT Health Science Center, will discuss how to use a diverse palate of native plant material to create a colorful landscape that is durable and suited to our climate.
Brahm, who has been the grounds manager at the Health Science Center for 25 years, has a Masters of Science degree in Horticulture from Iowa State University and is a State of Texas licensed irrigator.
The program is open to everyone, and attendees are invited to bring their lunches.
Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian