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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 Check 360 Link for Full Text.  These buttons connect you to the Library’s e-journal system.

Things to remember

If you need help finding library materials, contact the Information Desk. Email askalibrarian@uthscsa.edu, call (210) 567-2450, or come by the library.

To login from off campus, use your last name, badge number and PIN. 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.  Contact Anne Comeaux, comeaux@uthscsa.edu, or Mellisa DeThorne, dethorne@uthscsa.edu, for more information.

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


Images

  • 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.

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

IOM releases report on the CTSA Program at NIH

iom_logoThe Institute of Medicine has released a report, The CTSA Program at NIH:  Opportunities for Advancing Clinical and Translational Research, evaluating the NIH’s Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program.  The IOM committee finds that “the CTSA program is contributing significantly to advancing clinical and translational research, and recommends a number of revisions that could make the program more efficient and effective and could ensure future successes. If enacted, these changes would help establish the CTSA Program as the national leader for advancing innovative and transformative clinical and translational research.” The recommendations include updating the program’s leadership structure, mission and goals.

A brief of the full report can be found on the website of the Institute of Medicine.

The pre-publication report, can be accessed through the library’s catalog.

The CTSA program is administered by the NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).

Laredo Regional Campus 2014 Aging Conference

 

Citizens of Laredo and South Texas attended the 2014 Aging Conference held on March 29 at the Laredo Regional Campus. The Annual “Stay Healthier Longer Conference Series” features experts in the field of aging, as well as demonstrations on healthy living. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. The program focus this year was on Nutrition – Its Impact on Heart Disease, Diabetes and Memory. Attendees were provided with interactive demonstrations on healthy eating, growing your own gardening tips, staying physically active and health promotion and disease prevention guides.

The Regional Campus continues a tradition of service to the communities of the Rio Grande Valley through many local outreach programs and conferences that focus on the changes needed to reduce obesity and diabetes which are so prevalent across the region.

The UT Health Science Center Libraries provided an exhibit table and display for the Conference. The Libraries promoted awareness of the wide array of free consumer health resources available from the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health. The Laredo Regional Campus Library was also open to community residents attending the conference who took the opportunity to complete their enrollment for the Affordable Care Act.