Everyday Miracles Exhibit at the Ramirez Library

Ex-votoThe Mario E. Ramirez, M.D., Library at the Regional Academic Health Center in Harlingen is hosting a traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine called, Everyday Miracles: Medical Imagery in Ex-Votos.

The exhibit explores the relationship between healing and faith through the ex-voto, a devotional painting that gives thanks for a miraculous healing or blessing.  The exhibit will run from May 7th – June 16th.

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.


First Do No Harm – an Exhibit on Medical Ethics

First Do No Harm?, a new exhibit in the Briscoe Library 3rd floor exhibit cases, focuses on medical ethics.  This exhibit describes medical experiments in the United States as well as Germany that actually harmed participants in the name of science.  People were deliberately exposed to plutonium though ingestion of food, total body irradiation, shots, and atomic explosions.  Nazi’s experimented during WW II on concentration camp inmates.  Syphilis studies were conducted on black men in Alabama where treatment was withheld deliberately.  In all cases, the experimenters seemed to justify the harm to their subjects by the knowledge they hoped to gain.

The exhibit will be available March 1 – March 31, 2014.

Troops of the Battalion Combat Team, U.S. Army 11th Airborne Division, watch a plum of radioactive smoke arise after a D-Day blast at Yucca Flats during Exercise 'Desert Rock I' reaches its peak.  Nov. 1, 1951.  (Courtesy of the National Archives & Records Administration)

Troops of the Battalion Combat Team, U.S. Army 11th Airborne Division, watch a plum of radioactive smoke arise after a D-Day blast at Yucca Flats as Exercise ‘Desert Rock I’ reaches its peak. Nov. 1, 1951. (Courtesy of the National Archives & Records Administration)

Google Collaboration Tools: Technology Brownbag Session

Wednesday, November 10Google Docs

12 noon to 1:00 p.m.

Howe Conference Room, Briscoe Library

Join us for a brown bag session to learn how Google Docs, featuring free online document development including Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations and Forms, can work for you.  Key features of Google Docs include file upload from your desktop, the ability to edit and view your docs from any computer or smart phone and real-time on-the-fly collaboration.

Bring your lunch and join your colleagues at Google Collaboration Tools.

For more information, contact Katie Prentice, Head of Education and Information Services, at prenticek@uthscsa.edu

Great Medical Yearbook Site

The library’s new Medical Yearbook site looks great, Andrea. You guys have done a great job on this.

Health Science Center recognizes two members of the library staff for their years of service

Patrick Lemelle and Louie Barcenes both received service awards in October.

Patrick Lemelle and Louie Barcenes both received service awards in October.

Two members of the library staff received milestone service awards in October:

Patrick Lemelle, Senior Outreach Library Assistant, received his 20 year service award.

Louie Barcenes, Senior Library Clerical Assistant, received his 25 year service award.

We congratulate Patrick and Louie on their service to the UT System and at the University of Texas Health Science Center!



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

P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library

University Archives

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.

Two nursing students in class, 1978

Digital Archive

The Digital Archives is a growing collection of digitized images, documents, and unique materials from the UT Health Science Center collections.

Visit the Digital Archive


  • 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.

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.

How to Landscape to Your Environment- Friday at noon in the Briscoe Library

Landscaping on the Long CampusMother-in-laws, Willows and Green Chile Stew:

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