Library Updates

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.

Faculty and Students – Tell Us What You Think!

The Library is surveying faculty and students from all UT Health Science Center campuses regarding their satisfaction with the library collection, space and services.  Survey responses will provide us with information about how well the library is serving your needs as we continue to evolve as a 21st century library.

The survey will take no more than 10 – 15 minutes to complete.

Take the Faculty survey

Take the Student survey

This survey is limited to UT Health Science Center faculty and students. Students who respond can choose to be entered into a drawing for a gift card from an area restaurant.

If you have any questions or technical problems please contact:

Jonquil Feldman, Director of Briscoe Library and Outreach Services
feldman@uthscsa.edu
210-567-2430

Fourth floor study rooms get fresh paint!

Individual study rooms on the 4th floor will be painted this week. Just 3-4 rooms will be painted each day, but those rooms will be unavailable for a couple of hours until the paint dries. There will be a lingering paint smell. We apologize for any inconvenience. Contact Jonquil Feldman, Director of Library and Outreach Services  if you have questions or concerns.

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.

History of Medicine noon lecture will explore the treatment of diabetic pregnancy in the early 20th century

pregnancy“We Named Her Priscilla: Diabetic Pregnancy in early 20th century and Dr. Priscilla White”

Thursday, November 14, 12:00 noon
Howe Conference Room
5th floor, Briscoe Library

Kirsten Gardner, Ph.D., will talk about Priscilla White, a 1923 graduate of Tufts University Medical School whose groundbreaking work contributed to deeper understanding of diabetes, including diabetes in pregnancy.

Dr. Gardner, an Associate Professor of History at UTSA, is a past president of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library.  Her research interests include women’s health, particularly the history of female cancers. Recent articles include “Hiding the Scars: A History of Post-Mastectomy Prostheses,” “From Cotton to Silicone: A History of Breast Prosthesis Since World War II”, and “Informing Women: Early Cancer Detection Skills.”

History of Medicine noon lectures, hosted by the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, provide opportunities for informal learning and conversation. Everyone is invited. Please feel free to bring your lunch.

Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian

Information safety: watch out for keyloggers

Image of a USB keylogger

Image of a USB keylogger

Nowadays, we’re all more aware of potential security threats, like unattended bags or dangerous behavior, in public places like malls and airports. We also know what to do when we observe a threat: “see something, say something.”  When using public computing facilities, like our Briscoe Library Information Commons, other computer labs and libraries, or open wi-fi networks, it’s just as important for all of us to be aware of information security threats.  One such potential threat is represented by keyloggers, so we want to make sure you know what they are, and how to protect yourself (and others) against the threat.

What is a keylogger, and what does it do?  The Health Science Center’s “Glossary of Information Security-Related Terms” defines a keylogger as a “hardware device or a software application designed to capture user keystrokes. The device or application is usually installed without the user’s knowledge, and is used to capture user information (passwords, credit card information, PINs, etc.). The information is later retrieved by the intruder.”

What does a keylogger look like? As the definition suggests, there are two kinds of keyloggers: hardware devices and software programs.  The hardware devices can be very tiny — often little larger than a quarter — and look a little like a USB flash drive (see picture at right).  They connect to the same USB or PS/2 port where the keyboard would normally connect, between the keyboard cable and the computer itself.  Software keyloggers, on the other hand, can’t be seen — in some cases, they may be detected by antivirus or antimalware tools, but not always.

What’s the risk? If you use a computer with a keylogger installed, every keystroke is recorded — as you log in, your password is recorded; if you access Facebook, that password is recorded; if you use online banking, your password is recorded; if you shop online with your credit card, your card number is recorded — and all of these can then be harvested by the intruder who has installed the keylogger.

How do we protect you at the Libraries? To protect against hardware keyloggers, we are now regularly inspecting our public machines to ensure they are free of unauthorized hardware.  However, we need your help — if you see anything suspicious attached to one of our computers, please let the library staff know immediately.  To protect against software keyloggers, we employ a system at the Libraries that automatically removes all newly-installed software and newly-created documents from the computer each time it is rebooted.  We also need your help, though — don’t allow any software to install on a Library computer unless you are absolutely sure of its source.

How can you protect yourself in public computing environments? Obviously, be aware of the computer environment you’re using.  Check for hardware keyloggers; check that there is anti-malware software installed and that it’s up-to-date; and if you’re not sure, run an anti-malware program on the machine yourself (such as MalwareBytes or SpyBot Search & Destroy).  If your webmail or social networking provider offers a two-factor authentication option, consider enabling this option, so that logins at new computers (like public computers) require you to confirm with a separate code.  If you must enter passwords on a public computer that may not be safe, form filler or password manager programs like KeePass+KeeForm or LastPass may help protect you against many (but not necessarily all) keyloggers.

If you’ve got questions, please contact one of our friendly librarians and we’d be happy to help.  Your safety — and the safety of your private information — is vitally important to us.

Make your reservation by Friday: Annual Dinner of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library

Basil A. Pruitt, Jr., MDThursday, November 7, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Old San Francisco Steak House

Basil A. Pruitt, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.M., will be the guest speaker at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library. The evening’s program, to be held at the Old San Francisco Steak House, will explore a significant chapter in San Antonio’s history, reviewing the treatment innovations developed at the Army Burn Center that have revolutionized care and improved the survival of even massively burned patients.

Dr. Pruitt received his M.D. degree in 1957 from the Tufts University School of Medicine. He was drafted in 1959. Assigned to the U.S. Army Institute for Surgical Research (ISR) at Fort Sam Houston, he completed his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center in 1964 and went on to serve 31 years with the ISR. For 27 of those years, he was its commander and director.

Nixon Dinner InformationComplete information about the Annual Dinner and Presentation, and other activities of the Friends, can be found in the organization’s newsletter:

Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library – Newsletter 2013

Friends of the Nixon Library – Membership and Dinner Reservation Form

Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian

Hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu

New library exhibit: Art work by pediatric cancer patients

Cancer SucksA collection of artwork by children ages 2 to 15 undergoing cancer treatment at Methodist Children’s Hospital, San Antonio is now on display in the Briscoe Library 3rd floor lobby. The exhibit includes collages like the one pictured here, by a 7-year-old artist, and several paintings that were created in Tracy’s Kids Art Therapy Program. The program helps young cancer patients and their families cope with the emotional stress and trauma of cancer and its treatment. The patients, their siblings and parents are encouraged to express their feelings on their treatment experiences through art and play therapy.

The art program, which is offered at no charge to the patient and his or her siblings, provides a child-centered, open studio approach for children to interact while they are receiving infusions and other treatments. In addition to Methodist Children’s Hospital, San Antonio, the program has three locations in the Washington, DC area. To learn more about Tracy’s Kids, visit www.tracyskids.org. The exhibit will be on display through March 2014.

New print and electronic books for February 2014

subject headings: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z



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Advanced Practice Nursing — Examination Questions.
Adult-gerontology and family nurse practitioner certification examination : review questions and strategies / Jill E. Winland-Brown, Lynne M. Dunphy.
Philadelphia : F.A. Davis Co., c2013.
WY 18.2 W775a 2013.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
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Animals.
Animal biotechnology [electronic resource]: models in discovery and translation /
edited by Ashish Verma, Anchal Singh.
Oxford : Academic, 2013.
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Arrhythmias, Cardiac.
Cardiac electrophysiology [electronic resource] : from cell to bedside, 6th ed. /
[edited by] Douglas P. Zipes, Jose Jalife.
Philadelphia, Pa. : Elsevier/Saunders, c2014.
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Cholesterol, HDL — Handbooks.
The HDL handbook [electronic resource] : biological functions and clinical implications, 2nd ed. /
edited by Tsugikazu Komoda.
London : Academic Press, 2014.
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Clinical Medicine — Handbooks.
Professional guide to diseases, 10th ed. / [editor, Mary T. Durkin].
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2013.
WB 39 P962 2013.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
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Coronary Occlusion — prevention & control.
Manual of coronary chronic total occulsion interventions [electronic resource] : a step-by-step approach/ Emmanouil S. Brilakis.
Amsterdam ; Boston : Academic Press, 2013.
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Food Industry.
Risk management for food allergy [electronic resource] /edited by Charlotte Bernhard Madsen, René W.R. Crevel, Clare Mills, Steven L. Taylor.
London : Academic Press, 2014.
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Gastrointestinal Tract — physiology.
Gastrointestinal physiology, 2nd ed. [electronic resource] / Kim E. Barrett.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, c2014.
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Hand Deformities — rehabilitation.
Fundamentals of hand therapy [electronic resource] : clinical reasoning and treatment guidelines for common diagnoses of the upper extremity, 2nd ed. / edited by Cynthia Cooper.
St. Louis, Missouri : Mosby, 2013.
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Human Development.
The developing person through the life span / Kathleen Stassen Berger.
New York : Worth Publishers, c2011.
BF 713 B496d 2011.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging — Case Reports.
Duke review of MRI principles / Wells I. Mangrum … [et al.].
Philadelphia, Pa. : Elsevier/Mosby, c2012.
WN 18.2 D877 2012.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
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Motor Skills.
Normal development of functional motor skills : the first year of life / Rona Alexander, Regi Boehme, Barbara Cupps ; illustrations by John Boehme.
Austin, Tex. : Hammill Institute on Disabilities, [c1993].
WS 103 A378n 1993.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
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Nursing Care.
Medical-surgical nursing : assessment and management of clinical problems, 9th ed. / Sharon L. Lewis, Shannon Ruff Dirksen, Margaret McLean Heitkemper, Linda Bucher ; special editor, Mariann M. Harding.
St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Mosby, c2014.
WY 150 M4876 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
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Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases — surgery.
Otolaryngology : head & neck surgery : clinical reference guide, 4th ed. / Raza Pasha, Justin S. Golub.
San Diego, Calif. : Plural Publishing Inc., c2014.
WV 168 P281o 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
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Patient Care Team — organization & administration.
Understanding teamwork in health care [electronic resource] / Gordon Mosser, James W. Begun.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, c2014.
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Peripheral Nervous System Neoplasms — Atlases.
Tumors of the peripheral nervous system / by Cristina R. Antonescu, MD, Bernd W. Scheithauer, MD and James M. Woodruff, MD.
Silver Spring, Md. : American Registry of Pathology, c2013.
QZ 200 N277re Fasc.19 2013.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
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Polyphenols — physiology.
Polyphenols in human health and disease [electronic resource] / edited by Ronald Ross Watson, Victor R. Preedy, Sherma Zibadi.
London : Academic Press, 2014.
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Radiography — Atlases.
Core radiology : a visual approach to diagnostic imaging / [edited by] Jacob Mandell.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2013.
WN 17 C797 2013.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
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T-Lymphocytes.
T lymphocytes as tools in diagnostics and immunotoxicology / Stefan F. Martin, editor.
Basel : Springer, 2014.
WH 200 T1115 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
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Tissue Engineering.
Principles of tissue engineering, 4th ed. [electronic resource] / edited by Robert Lanza, Robert Langer, Joseph P. Vacanti.
Amsterdam : Academic Press, 2013.
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Ultrasonography.
Surgical and interventional ultrasound [electronic resource] / Beth Schrope.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education Medical, c2014.
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New Print and Electronic Books for March 2014

subject headings: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z



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Autoimmune Diseases.
The autoimmune diseases [electronic resource] 5th ed. / edited by Noel R. Rose and Ian R. Mackay.
San Diego, Calif. : Elsevier Science, 2014.
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Biomedical Research — economics — United States.
How the NIH can help you get funded : an insider’s guide to grant strategy /
Michelle L. Kienholz and Jeremy M. Berg.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2014.
W 20.5 K47h 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
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Brain — anatomy & histology.
Neuroanatomy of language regions of the human brain [electronic resource] / Michael Petrides.
London : Elsevier Science, 2013.
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Breast Neoplasms — therapy — Case Reports.
Quest for the cure [electronic resource] : reflections on the evolution of breast cancer treatment /
George R. Blumenschein.
Oxford : Elsevier Science, 2013.
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Computational Biology.
Computational systems biology [electronic resource] : from molecular mechanisms to disease, 2nd ed / Andres Kriete.
San Diego : Academic Press, c2013.
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DNA.
Biological DNA sensor [electronic resource] : the impact of nucleic acids on diseases and vaccinology / edited by Ken Ishii and Choon Kit Tang.
London : Elsevier Science, 2014.
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Diabetes Mellitus.
Diabetes [electronic resource] : oxidative stress and dietary antioxidant / edited by Victor R. Preedy.
Amsterdam : Elsevier Science, 2014.
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Economics, Pharmaceutical.
Essentials of pharmacoeconomics, 2nd ed. / Karen L. Rascati.
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2014.
QV 736 R223e 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
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Endodontics — Atlases.
Endodontics [electronic resource] 4th ed. / edited by Kishor Gulabivala, Yuan-Ling Ng.
Edinburgh : Elsevier, 2014.
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Evidence-Based Medicine.
Developing evidence-based generalist practice skills [electronic resource] / edited by Bruce A. Thyer, Catherine N. Dulmus, Karen M. Sowers.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013.
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Family Nursing — Examination Questions.
Family nurse practitioner review manual, 4th ed. / edited by Elizabeth Blunt and Courtney Reinisch.
Silver Spring : American Nurses Credentialing Center, 2013.
WY 18.2 F1985 2013.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
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Histology — Atlases.
Wheater’s functional histology : a text and colour atlas, 6th ed. / Barbara Young,
Geraldine O’Dowd, Phillip Woodford.
Philadelphia, Pa. : Churchill Livingston/Elsevier, 2014.
QS 517 F979 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
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Libraries — United States — Case studies.
The quality infrastructure : measuring, analyzing, and improving library services /
edited by Sarah Anne Murphy.
Chicago : American Library Association, 2014.
Z 675.U5 Q1 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
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Neoplasms — diet therapy — Congresses.
Advances in nutrition and cancer / Vincenzo Zappia, Salvatore Panico, Gian Luigi Russo, Alfredo Budillon, Fulvio Della Ragione, editors.
Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, c2014.
QZ 266 A244 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
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Neoplasms — genetics.
Cancer genomics [electronic resource] : from bench to personalized medicine / edited by Graham Dellaire, Jason N. Berman, Robert J. Arceci.
Amsterdam : Academic Press, 2014.
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Neoplasms — pathology.
Cytopathology in oncology / Ritu Nayar, editor.
Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, c2014.
QZ 200 C997 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
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Nondirective Therapy.
Treatment planning for person-centered care [electronic resource] : shared decision making for whole health, 2nd ed. /
Neal Adams, Diane M. Grieder.
London : Academic Press, 2014.
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Organizational Innovation.
Our iceberg is melting : changing and succeeding under any conditions / by John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber ; with artwork by Peter Mueller.
New York : St. Martin’s Press, 2006, c2005.
HD 58.8 K87o 2006.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
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Physiological Phenomena.
Physiology, 5th ed. / Linda S. Constanzo.
Philadelphia, Pa. : Saunders/Elsevier, c2014.
QT 104 C838p 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
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Respiratory Tract Diseases — diagnosis.
Recognizing and treating breathing disorders [electronic resource] : a multidisciplinary approach, 2nd ed. /
by Leon Chaitow, Christopher Gilbert, Dinah Morrison.
Oxford : Churchill Livingstone, c2014.
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Tropical Medicine.
Manson’s tropical diseases [electronic resource] 23rd ed. / edited by Jeremy Farrar … [et al.].
Philadelphia, Pa. : Saunders, 2013.
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