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.

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.

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.

New Leisure Books – October 2014

Check out new titles in the leisure collection. To view book summaries click on the title or book cover.

The Leisure Collection is located on the main floor of the Briscoe Library in the seating area across from the Circulation desk. This collection is funded through library donations.

 

The Collector /| Nora Roberts.
New York : G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2014.

The Collector by Nora Roberts

The death class : a true story about life / Erika Hayasaki.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.

The death class : a true story about life by Erika Hayasaki

Euphoria : a novel / Lily King.
New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2014.

Euphoria by Lily King

The eye of Moloch / Glenn Beck with Jack Henderson.
New York : Threshold Editions-Mercury Radio Arts, 2013.

Eye of moloch by Glen Beck

Heaven is for real : a little boy’s astounding story of his trip to heaven and back
Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent.
Nashville, Tenn. : Thomas Nelson, 2011, c2010.

Heaven is for real by Todd Burpo

Invisible / James Patterson and David Ellis.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.

Invisible by James Patterson and David Ellis

Let it burn / Steve Hamilton.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2013.

Let it burn by Steve Hamilton

Neil Armstrong : a life of flight / Jay Barbree.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2014.

Neil Armstrong : a life of flight by Jay Barbree

New life, no instructions : a memoir / Gail Caldwell.
New York : Random House, 2014.

New life no instructions by Gail Caldwell

Parentology : everything you wanted to know about the science of raising children but were too exhausted to ask / Dalton Conley.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.

Parentology by Dalton Conley

Power play / Catherine Coulter.
New York : G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2014.

Power play by Catherine Coulter

The promise of a pencil : how an ordinary person can create extraordinary change / Adam Braun.
New York : Scribner, 2014.

The promise of a pencil by Adam Braun

Red Rising / Pierce Brown.
New York : Del Rey, 2014.

Red rising by Pierce Brown

Save the date / Mary Kay Andrews.
New York : St. Martin’s Press, 2014.

Save the date by Mary Kay Andrews

Smarter : the new science of building brain power / Dan Hurley.
New York: Hudson Street Press, 2013.

Smarter by Dan Hurley

The wedding gift / Marlen Suyapa Bodden.
New York : St. Martin’s Press, 2013.

The wedding gift by Marlen Suyapa Bodden

 

For a complete list of all titles in the Leisure collection click here.

Leisure titles are currently selected by library staff, but suggestions are welcome. Send suggestions to askalibrarian@uthscsa.edu.

 

News From the Libraries – October 2014

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

Clara Barton was honored with a United States commemorative stamp, issued in 1948

Clara Barton was honored with a United States commemorative stamp, issued in 1948

What’s New in ClinicalKey?

Top Journals for UT Health Science Center Publications

Last Chance to Enter Danny Jones Essay Contest

Community Health Education for Community Health Workers

One Community/One Book: Workshops for Discussion Leaders

Noted Medical Historian Speaks at Friends Dinner

Civil War Exhibit on Display

University Archives Receives Texas History Grant

Middleton Goldsmith and the Use of Bromine

New Leisure Books

Featured New Books

See all past issues of News From the Libraries

One Community/One Book: 2014 National Book Award Finalist Redeployment by Phil Klay

Book cover of Redeployment

Redeployment by Phil Klay, this year’s One Community/One Book selection, has been named a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award. Take advantage of the opportunity to hear this acclaimed author speak at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 12 Noon in the Holly Auditorium. A book signing and reception will follow his presentation Redeployment: A Marine’s View of War and Homecoming.

It is not too late to become a part of One Community/One Book! You still have time to Read the Book and to Join the Conversation! For more information, please visit the One Community/One Book website or contact Lisa Finnie, Assistant Records & Archives Librarian at 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.

 

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.