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

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 November 2014

Basic molecular protocols in neuroscience [electronic resource] : tips, tricks, and pitfalls
John T. Corthell. Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Basic Molecular Protocols in Neuroscience: tips, tricks, and pitfalls

Cancer drug design and discovery, 2nd ed.  [electronic resource] / Stephen Neidle, School of Pharmacy,
University College London. Amsterdam [Netherlands] : Elsevier, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record


Cognition, intelligence, and achievement [electronic resource] : a tribute to J. P. Das
edited by Timothy C. Papadopoulos, Rauno K. Parrila, John R. Kirby. London : Academic Press, c2015.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Cognition, Intelligence, and Achievement: a tribute to  J.P. Das

Current diagnosis & treatment [electronic resource] : pediatrics, 22nd ed.
edited by William W. Hay, Jr. [and others]. New York : McGraw-Hill Education, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Current Diagnosis & Treatment : Pediatrics 22nd ed.

Demystifying the Institutional Repository for Success [electronic resource] / Marianne A. Buehler.
Oxford : Chandos Publishing, 2013.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Demystifying the Institutional Repository for Success

Dental implant prosthetics, 2nd ed.  [electronic resource] / Carl E. Misch.
St. Louis, Missouri : Elsevier Mosby, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Dental Implant Prosthetics, 2nd ed.

Dream science [electronic resource] : exploring the forms of consciousness / J.F. Pagel.
Oxford : Academic Press, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Dream Science : exploring the forms of consciousness

Essentials of stem cell biology, 3rd ed.  [electronic resource] / edited by Robert Lanza, Anthony Atala.
San Diego, CA : Academic Press, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Essentials of Stem Cell Biology, 3rd ed.

Handbook of nutrition, diet and the eye [electronic resource] / edited by Victor R. Preedy.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record


Heart and toxins [electronic resource] / Meenakshisundaram Ramachandran, editor.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Heart and Toxins

Human memory  [electronic resource] : a constructivist view / Mary B. Howes and Geoffrey O’Shea.
Amsterdam : Elsevier/Academic Press, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Human Memory : a constructivist view

Schwartz’s principles of surgery, 10th ed. [electronic resource] / editor-in-chief, F. Charles Brunicardi.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Schwartz's Principles of Surgery , 10th ed.

Symptom to diagnosis [electronic resource] : an evidence-based guide, 3rd ed.
Scott D.C. Stern, Adam S. Cifu, Diane Altkorn. New York : McGraw-Hill Medical, 2015.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
Symptom to Diagnosis, 3rd ed.


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

Google Scholar linking unavailable

Linking between Google Scholar and the e-journals page is currently unavailable. We are working with vendors to resolve the issue.

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.


How to reserve a group study room:

  1. Reserve online at
  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 For further information, email 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,

News From the Libraries – November 2014

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

Briscoe Library Community Advisors 11/8/13

Briscoe Library Community Advisors 11/8/13

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Library Committee Appointed for 2014-15

Biannual Community Advisors Meeting – November 7

E-book Purchase Part of UT System Pilot Project

Emme Lopez Joints Briscoe Library Staff

Ebola: Current and Reliable Sources

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