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Briscoe Library Welcomes Kirsten Lorenzen

The UT Health Science Center Libraries welcome Kirsten Lorenzen as the new Outreach and Community Engagement Librarian at the Briscoe Library. Kirsten comes to UT Health San Antonio from the San Antonio Public Library where she provided outreach programming as a children’s librarian. Previously, she worked as a Library Services Assistant IV at UTSA’s John Peace Library and as a Project Manager for an advertising and brand management company. A native of California, Kirsten received a Master’s in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University in December 2015 and also holds a B.A. in English with a minor in Communication from the University of California, Davis.

With her experience in marketing, Kirsten will be instrumental in enhancing the library’s outreach and community engagement initiatives by promoting library resources, services, and events to the campus and wider community.  We are thrilled to have Kirsten as a member of our Library team.

Browzine at UT Health San Antonio

 

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The old way of finding health information is becoming obsolete, and with information distribution changing, the library is changing. Briscoe Library has made the decision to remove print journals, transferring many to a joint library facility, and has adopted BrowZine.

BrowZine is a service for libraries that allows you to browse, read, and monitor scholarly journals on the web or on a mobile device. It combines the discovery you loved with print journals with the convenience of technology.

With BrowZine you can:

  • Easily browse thousands of scholarly journals
  • Create a personalized bookshelf of your favorite titles
  • Be alerted when new articles are available in your favorite journals
  • Save articles for offline reading

Find out how to access and use BrowZine here and look out for the Reading Lists feature coming later this year.

BrowZine User Survey

BrowZine User Survey

BrowZine User Survey

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Community Engagement Librarian Helps Teens Cook Healthy Meal

 

In July, Liaison and Community Engagement Librarian Karen Barton teamed up with Pruitt at Roosevelt H.S. Teen Librarian Rae Downen and Biology teacher Misty Belmontez to provide a cooking program as part of the weekly Teen Time program. The teens gathered vegetables from the school’s garden and decided to make Chicken Ratatouille with a side of quinoa. They also combined figs from Ms. Belmontez’s tree, vanilla ice cream, and other ingredients to make a tasty dessert. As the teens prepared the meal, they learned about National Library of Medicine (NLM) health information resources. They were very engaged and involved in the preparation of the meal and very much enjoyed the fruits of their labor.

Karen Barton is a former San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) teen librarian. Pruitt at Roosevelt Library, a SAPL branch, was a partner in providing the UT Health San Antonio Youth Health Literacy Challenge, a project created by UT Health San Antonio Libraries and funded by the NLM.

Congratulations Monica Salazar

Monica SalazarCongratulations 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.

Dr. Damon Tweedy to Speak Today at Noon

Cover of Book: Black Man in a White CoatDr. 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.

 

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.

Ejournals Tab

  • 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.
Serial Solutions results page

 

  • 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.

HSCLink page

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.

 

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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.

Holiday Hours

Dolph Briscoe Jr. Library

Mario E. Ramirez, M.D. Library

Laredo Regional Campus Library

 

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 Information

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.

La Quinta Inns & Suites

4431 Horizon Hill Blvd
San Antonio, TX  78229
Phone: 210-525-8090

The following complimentary services are available:                       

  • Shuttle to and from airport and UT Health Science Center Main campus
  • Full hot breakfast
  • Internet access
  • Parking
  • 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.