Library Updates

2015 Possible Journal Cancellations

Similar to other departments across campus and other libraries across the nation, the UTHSC Libraries must reduce some of our expenditures in order to stay within budget.  Below is our tentative journal cancellation list for 2015.  The titles on this list have low usage (less than 100 uses during the year), no usage, or we could not obtain usage statistics from the publisher.

Librarians do not make cancellations lightly and one factor is comments from faculty, staff, and students. If you would like to request any of these resources be kept, send your comments to John Weed, Head of Collection Resources, at weedj@uthscsa.edu.

Briscoe Library 24/7 Hours for Spring Exams

The Briscoe Library will extend its hours for 24/7 study during fall semester final exams.  The library will be open 24 hours/day starting on the evening of Monday, April 27 and extending through the night of May 8. To accommodate School of Medicine students, the library will also be open 24 hours/day on May 18 through May 22.

Extended hours are only available to HSC ID card holders and entry will be through ID card swipe at the library entrance.  All students, faculty and staff MUST have their HSC ID with them in order to remain in the library during overnight hours. Non-Health Science Center library users may use the library during regular hours.  The classroom area on the 2nd floor of the Briscoe Library is also available for 24/7 study throughout the year.

The Calendar below shows the hours at a glance.

Briscoe Library Spring Exam and Memorial Weekend Hours

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ClinicalKey to replace MD Consult

MD Consult, a collection of electronic books and journals including the “Clinics in…” series published by Elsevier, will cease publication at the end of 2014. It is being replaced by ClinicalKey, a more comprehensive system that includes 1,100 e-books, 550 e-journals including most of the “Clinics in…” review journals, 13,00 videos, 4,000 practice guidelines, and a large collection of patient handouts. Following positive results of a trial period conducted last year, the library will be subscribing to ClinicalKey. There will be a transition period between canceling MD Consult at the end of April and licensing the content in ClinicalKey. During that time, ClinicalKey will be available on a trial basis here.

In order to mitigate some of the increased cost of ClinicalKey, the library will not purchase print copies of the books and journals in ClinicalKey unless requested by faculty, students or staff. Librarians will closely monitor the use of ClinicalKey in this first subscription year to make sure the cost of the system is justified by its use.

Please send comments about ClinicalKey to John Weed, Head of Collection Resources.

Color Copying and Printing Price Change

In response to the recent Student Satisfaction Survey and a review of current local market rates for color copying, the library will be changing the price for color copying and printing to 50 cents per page . The previous price was 75 cents per page. The price for black and white copying and printing will remain 10 cents per page.  The change in price for color copying/printing will take effect September 1.

Evidence-based acquisitions project means more e-books for UT Health Science Center Libraries

The UT Health Science Center Libraries have acquired a set of electronic books as part of an Evidence-Based Acquisitions project with several University of Texas System libraries. The project is funded by the University of Texas System Board of Regents and will include e-books from Elsevier/ScienceDirect that have a 2013 publication date. New titles will continue to be added through December 31, 2013. Subject areas include biomedical sciences & medicine, immunology, microbiology, psychology, nursing, dentistry and many more.ebooks

The evidence-based (also known as patron-driven or demand driven) acquisition model allows libraries to acquire more e-books at a reduced cost, while keeping specific user needs in mind. Exploring this collection is encouraged since acquiring content is dependent on user participation. The evidence-based acquisitions e-books can be accessed through the library catalog and can also be browsed by selecting the “Elsevier eBooks on ScienceDirect” link on the library’s e-book page.

Featured New Books for May 2015

The Brewsters : an interactive adventure in ethics for the health professions, 2nd ed. /
editors, Jeffrey P. Spike, Thomas R. Cole, Richard Buday. Houston, Tex. : Archimage Inc., c2011.
WB 60 B848 2011. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

The Brewsters: an interactive adventure in ethics for the health professions

The color atlas of internal medicine / editors, Richard P. Usatine, Gary Ferenchick, E.J. Mayeaux Jr.,
Mindy A. Smith, Heidi S. Chumley. New York : McGraw-Hill Education Medical, 2015.
WB 17 C7195 2015. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Color atlas of internal medicine

Cutaneous cryosurgery : principles and clinical practice, 4th ed. / Richard P. Usatine.
Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2015.
WR 650 D269c 2015. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record Print/Electronic

Cutaneous Cryosurgery: principles and clinical practice

Dietary sugars and health  [electronic resource] / edited by Michael I. Goran, Luc Tappy, and Kim-Anne Lé.
Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2015.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Dietary sugars and health

Egan’s fundamentals of respiratory care, 10th ed. / [edited by] Robert M. Kacmarek, James K. Stoller,
Albert J. Heuer. St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Mosby, c2013.
WF 145 E28 2013. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Egan's fundamentals of  respiratory care, 10th ed.

Evidence-based dermatology, 3rd ed. [electronic resource] / edited by Hywel C. Williams.
Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Hoboken, NJ : BMJ Books/John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Evidence-based dermatology, 3rd ed.

Inviting everyone : healing healthcare through positive deviance / Arvind Singhal, Prucia Buscell,
Curt Lindberg. Bordentown, N. J. : PlexusPress, c2010.
WA 525 S617i 2010. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Inviting everyone: healing healthcare through positive deviance

Mosby’s respiratory care equipment, 9th ed. / J.M. Cairo.
St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier, c2014.
WF 26 C136m 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Mosby's respiratory care equipment, 9th ed.

Ruppel’s manual of pulmonary function testing, 10th ed. / Carl Mottram.
Maryland Heights, Mo. : Elsevier/Mosby, c2013.
WB 284 R946m 2013. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Ruppel's manual of pulmonary function testing, 10th ed.

Statistical methods in psychiatry research and SPSS  [electronic resource] / M. Venkataswamy Reddy, PhD.
Waretown, NJ : Apple Academic Press, Inc. ; Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2015.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Statistical methods in psychiatry research and SPSS

Textbook of palliative medicine, 2nd ed.  [electronic resource] / edited by Eduardo Bruera, Irene Higginson,
Charles F von Gunten, Tatsuya Morita. Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Textbook of palliative medicine, 2nd ed.

Umiker’s management skills for the new health care supervisor, 6th ed. / Charles R. McConnell.
Burlington, Mass. : Jones & Bartlett Learning, c2014.
WX 155 M479u 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Umiker's management skills for the new health care supervisor, 6th ed.

USMLE step 2 secrets, 4th ed. / Theodore X. O’Connell.
Philadelphia, Pa. : Elsevier/Saunders, 2014.
WB 18.2  B863u 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

USMLE step 2 secrets, 4th ed.

 

Purchase suggestions? Complete the online Purchase Suggestion Form or contact Andrea N. Schorr, Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian.

 

Group Study Room Online Reservation System Now Available

UT Health Science Center students, faculty, residents and staff can now reserve group study rooms using a new online system. Students have long been asking for the ability to reserve study rooms on their own, and this system allows them to make a reservation any time of day or night, showing room availability for easy selection and reducing wait time. It also frees up staff to assist others with their research needs. Data shows that 4 out of 10 questions received last year were about room reservations. Staff are still available to take reservations during library business hours.

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How to reserve a group study room:

  1. Reserve online at www.library.uthscsa.edu/rooms.
  2. Use a smartphone to scan the QR code located outside each room to check availability or reserve a room.
  3. Request a reservation in person at the Circulation Desk or call 210-567-2440.

Individual study rooms are on a first-come-first-served basis and are not available for reservation through the online system. All study rooms are limited to HSC ID holders, and library users are reminded to wear their ID badges so they are always visible. More information about library study rooms can be found at http://library.uthscsa.edu/2013/11/briscoe-library-study-rooms/. For further information, email AskaLibrarian@uthscsa.edu or call 210-567-2450.

LearningExpress Library 3.0

LearningExpress Library provided by TexShare, the statewide library resource sharing consortium, is an interactive online learning platform that provides the most comprehensive selection of career-oriented and academic resources available.  This resource is moving to a NEW platform.  The current version (2.0) will remain online until June 30th, 2014 when it will be taken offline.

All user profiles (logons, passwords, work saved or in progress) will NOT migrate to the new platform (version 3.0).  Furthermore, all current users will be required to register as new users to access the new platform.  If you have any questions about this conversion to a new platform, please contact John Weed, Head of Collection Resources, weedj@uthscsa.edu.

News From the Libraries – May 2015

The May issue of News from the Libraries is now available.  For links to individual articles, see the table of contents below.Kutu photo

Briscoe Library 24/7 Hours

Periodical Price Survey 2015

MedlinePlus Has a New Look

P.I. Nixon Hosts History of Anatomy Class

Traveling Exhibit on George Washington

Proyecto de la Mujer Bateyana – Library Photo Exhibit

Library Staff Honored for Years of Service

Chris Gaspard – Emerging Leaders Award

Anne Comeaux Certified as Digital Archives Specialist

Retired Librarian Receives Photography Award

Libraries Receive NN/LM Library Award

Featured New Books

See all past issues of News From the Libraries

Quintessence Journals Now Available Online

Faculty, staff, and students now have the ability to access the following Quintessence journals, on and off-campus:

  • International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
  • International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
  • International Journal of Prosthodontics
  • Journal of Orofacial Pain
  • Journal of Adhesive Dentistry
  • Quintessence International

If you have any questions regarding access, please contact Dana Whitmire, Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian at whitmired@uthscsa.edu.

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