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Read the December issue of News from the Libraries

 

Tina Rosenberg

Tina Rosenberg is the author of Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World, the One Community/One Book selection for 2013. Photo by Noah Greenberg.

Join the Club by Tina Rosenberg is the next common reading selection

History of Medicine Society will meet on December 3: Phil Valente, MD to speak

December 2012 library classes

New in December: Lunch & Learn Mini-Webinars

Library-hosted workshops will explore Community Asset Mapping for CTSA Community Engagement

NIH strengthens requirement for public access compliance

HSCLink: The best way to access PubMed article links

Library Holiday Hours, December 15, 2012 to January 1, 2013

Briscoe 5th floor public areas will be closed in late December

New to the shelves of the Briscoe Library in December

See all past issues of News from the Libraries

 

RefWorks from the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio Libraries

RefWorks from the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio Libraries
RefWorks is web-based software that allows you to import references from online databases, organize your references, insert citations into the body of your paper and create a bibliography.

RefWorks is free to UT Health Science Center San Antonio affiliates with current Library registration. You can access your RefWorks account from any computer with access to the internet

Links to help you get started with RefWorks:

Need Help? Visit The Libraries Get Help page.

RefWorks Maintenance

RefWorks will be down for systems maintenance Saturday, August 24 at 10:00 AM – Sunday, August 25 at 3:00 AM.  During this time users will be unable to access network paths.

Register for One Community/One Book Discussion Group Leader Training

The Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, STRONG STAR, and the Libraries have chosen Redeployment by Phil Klay as the 2014 One Community/One Book selection. The Briscoe Library will offer workshops in October to support book discussion group leaders and to encourage dialogue about the book. These events are open to faculty, staff, and students of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, as well as members of the broader community, who are interested in planning a book discussion opportunity. Book discussions will be held throughout October, leading up to Phil Klay’s visit to campus on October 30, 2014 at 12 Noon. A limited number of free copies of the book will be available to those attending Discussion Group Leader Training.

Book cover of Redeployment

Book Discussion Group Leader Workshops

Thursday, October 9, 2014
12:00 Noon – 12:30 pm
Howe Room (5th floor, Briscoe Library)
Register Online

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Howe Room (5th floor, Briscoe Library)
Register Online

For details on Discussion Group Leader Training and Book Discussion Groups, please visit the One Community/One Book 2014: Join the Conversation webpage or contact Lisa Finnie, Assistant Records and Archives Librarian 210-567-2406.

One Community/One Book 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.

 

Registration & Renewal for Library Borrowing

For information about borrower categories and services, visit Library Policies.

The online registration and renewal form (found below) may be completed by:

TexShare cardholders and Courtesy Borrowers should visit the Libraries in person to register for borrowing.

  • Registration expires on August 31 of each year and must be renewed annually. Please check with the Circulation Desk (210-567-2440) for your status.
  • Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery services are available only for individuals requesting information for personal or academic research and may not be used by health professionals on behalf of law firms, corporations, or other organizations.

First time UT HSC faculty, students, staff, retirees, and interns/residents/fellows should use the New Registration form instead of this page, and they do not need to renew their registration.

For assistance or further information about registration, contact us:

Circulation Desk
Voice: 210-567-2440
Fax: 210-567-1044
email: AskaLibrarian@uthscsa.edu

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REGISTRATION & RENEWAL FORM

By submitting this form, I agree that should I lose, damage, or fail to return library materials, I shall accept full financial responsibility for the replacement cost. I agree to keep the Library informed of all status and address changes including e‐mail address changes.

TexShare cardholders, Courtesy borrowers, and all others should visit the UT Health Science Center Libraries for information about borrowing.
This information is used to verify your eligibility for this library service.
(XXX) XXX-XXXX
(XXX) XXX-XXXX
Use all 9 digits. If you do not have an HSC ID, you will be assigned a Library ID.
Format: mm/yy. This information is needed for UT Health Science Center students, residents, and fellows.

Reminder: Libraries to retire ERes system in December

As reported in May, The Libraries will retire the ERes system (http://eres.library.uthscsa.edu/) used for electronic course reserves at the end of December 2010.  Starting in 2011, only print materials and books will be accepted for course reserves.  All electronic reserves will be handled through Blackboard.

If you need assistance with your ERes account, please contact the Briscoe Library Information Desk at (210) 567-2450 or email askalibrarian@uthscsa.edu. To get started using Blackboard for your courses, call Blackboard Support at (210) 567-7777 option #4.

Katie Prentice
Head of Education and Information Services

Reminder: 2014 Danny Jones History of the Health Sciences Student Essay Competition

Hieronymous Brunschwig, 1494

Hieronymous Brunschwig, 1494

Attention students, residents, and fellows!

Is there a story from the history of the health sciences or public health that has inspired you in some way?  That has shaped your understanding of humanity’s quest for scientific knowledge or the development of effective clinical or public health practice?   If so, consider submitting an essay for the 2014 Danny Jones History of the Health Sciences Student Essay Competition. The essay can be on any topic related to the history of the health sciences, including history of medicine, dentistry, nursing, public health, or any other health science or profession.  Previously unpublished essays, including non-winning essays submitted previously, will be accepted.  A prize of $500 will be awarded to the best essay and will be presented at the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library’s Annual Dinner on November  6, 2014. The contest is open to current students in any of the schools of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, as well as to affiliated residents and fellows. Word limit No more than 2500 words Deadline October 15, 2014 Format Please send entries in pdf format to comeaux@uthscsa.edu   For further information contact: Anne Comeaux, Assistant Director for Special Collections University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Libraries P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library 210-567-2428

Reminder: ERes system to retire in December

As reported in May, the Libraries will retire the ERes system (http://eres.library.uthscsa.edu/) used for electronic course reserves at the end of December 2010.  Starting in 2011, only print materials and books will be accepted at The Libraries for course reserves.  All electronic reserves will be handled through Blackboard.

If you need assistance with your ERes account, please contact the Briscoe Library Information Desk at (210) 567-2450 or email askalibrarian@uthscsa.edu. To get started using Blackboard for your courses, call Blackboard Support at (210) 567-7777 option #4.

Katie Prentice
Head of Education and Information Services

Report finds that searches for health information continue to rank high among Internet users

According to Health Topics, a report released in February by the Pew Research Center and the California Healthcare Foundation, eight in ten Internet users, or 59% of the U.S. population, search for health information online.  Searches for health information are the third most popular online activity, behind checking email and using search engines.   The report was based on telephone interviews conducted between August 9 and September 13, 2010.

Among possible health-related searches, the most frequent (by 66% of respondents) was for information about a specific disease or condition.  Searches of this type have occupied the top spot since 2002, ahead of searches for information about specific medical treatments or procedures, information about physicians and other health professionals, and information about health care facilities.

The Health Topics report is part of the Pew Internet and American Life Project.  The full text of the report can be found online.

Chart: The % of internet users who have looked online for information about...

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