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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.

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

 

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.

Internet Resources: Zika Virus

There is an increasing concern about the spread of the Zika virus, with associated public health implications and questions about transmission processes. We have compiled a guide with reliable resources for clinicians, students, researchers, and consumers who are looking for accurate and current information about the Zika virus.

Zika Virus Resource Guide

Librarian Takes a Ride with San Antonio Fire Department (SAFD)

In preparation for planning a workshop session at the 2016 Texas Health Literacy Conference, UT Health Science Center Librarian Peg Seger joined SAFD paramedic Christopher Velasquez (shown below) on a ride to learn more about the work he does as part of the Mobile Integrated Healthcare program (MIH). Chris is also a trainer for the San Antonio Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Team and has been on the San Antonio Fire Department for over 20 years. He has been assigned to the EMS division for the last 13 years.

Shortly after the ride, at the Texas Health Literacy Conference on October 6th and 7th, Chris  provided some stories from the field about how the innovative Mobile Integrated Healthcare program got its start in San Antonio and the impact that it is having in the community for both emergency services and healthcare for vulnerable populations. In addition to being a highly trained paramedic, Chris is also an instructor with the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center.

Mobile Integrated Healthcare programs are a fairly recent development in U.S communities in comparison to other parts of the world. They tend to develop organically in response to local community needs. The San Antonio program has become a model for other interested communities around the country. Health literacy is central to the work of this program and the MIH paramedics have developed many practical real-world solutions to assisting vulnerable populations in navigating our complex healthcare system.

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Library Hours during Spring Break

There will be a change in extended hours next week.  Please note our schedule:

Day

Date

Open Hours

Extended Hours*

Saturday March 12 9 am – 10 pm 7 am – midnight
Sunday March 13 10 am – midnight 7 am – 2:00 am
Monday March 14 SPRING BREAK 7 am – midnight No extended hours
Tuesday March 15 SPRING BREAK 7 am – midnight No extended hours
Wednesday March 16 SPRING BREAK 7 am – midnight No extended hours
Thursday March 17 SPRING BREAK 7 am – midnight No extended hours
Friday March 18 SPRING BREAK 7 am – 10 pm No extended hours
Saturday March 19 9 am – 10 pm 7 am – midnight
Sunday March 20 10 am – midnight 7 am – 2:00 am

 

*Extended Hours are for UT Health Science Center students, faculty and staff with valid ID cards (which are required for entry).

Library services such as circulation, photocopying, printing, computer access, and reference assistance will not be affected.

 View the Briscoe Library schedule >