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.

Author of The Covered Smile to Speak, April 15

Sonja Lauren is the author of The Covered Smile, a true story of childhood abuse, neglect, forgiveness and triumph. Ms. Lauren will be speaking,  Wednesday, April 15, noon-1:00 p.m., Lecture Hall 3.102B, next to Starbuck’s, lunch will be provided..  During her childhood, Ms. Lauren suffered from dental neglect.  At the age of twelve, dentists wrote “situation-hopeless” on her dental records and proceeded to extract all of her teeth leaving her to begin wearing dentures at the age of thirteen. Ms. Lauren’s objectives are to describe the seriousness of dental neglect from a patient’s point of view, raise professional awareness of the importance of treating all patients equally, understand the effects of dental neglect on self-esteem and share the importance of the dental professional in the office, community, and in society.  The Covered Smile is available for check-out at the UT Health Science Center Briscoe Library, call number WA 320 L378c 2003.  Ms. Lauren’s presentation is sponsored by the San Antonio Public Health and Diversity Pre-Doctoral Education Program HRSA D85HP20041.

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 April 2015

Advanced topics in forensic DNA typing [electronic resource] : interpretation / John M. Butler.
Oxford : Academic Press, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Advanced topics in forensic DNA typing

Aging [electronic resource] : oxidative stress and dietary antioxidants / edited by Victor R. Preedy.
Oxford : Academic Press, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Aging: oxidative stress and dietary antioxidants

Applied dermatotoxicology  [electronic resource] : clinical aspects / Howard I. Maibach.
Waltham, Mass. : Academic Press Inc., c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

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The basics of digital privacy [electronic resource] : simple tools to protect your personal information
and your identity online / Denny Cherry ; technical editor, Thomas LaRock.
Waltham, Mass. : Syngress, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Basics of digital privacy

Bioinformatics for beginners [electronic resource] : genes, genomes, molecular evolution,
databases and analytical tools / by Supratim Choudhuri.
London : Academic Press, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Bioinformatics for beginners

Cancer theranostics  [electronic resource] / edited by Xiaoyuan Chen, Stephen Wong.
San Diego, Calif. : Elsevier, Academic Press, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Cancer Theranostics

Comprehensive clinical nephrology, 5th ed. [electronic resource] / [edited by] Richard J. Johnson,
John Feehally, Jurgen Floege. Philadelphia, Pa. : Elsevier/Saunders, 2015.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Comprehensive clinical nephrology 5th ed.

Critical care ultrasound [electronic resource] / Philip Lumb.
London : Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Critical care ultrasound

Current understanding and treatment of gliomas / Jeffrey Raizer, Andrew Parsa, editors.
Cham : Springer, c2015.
QZ 380 C976 2015. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Current understanding and treatment of gliomas

Report on medical school faculty salaries 2013-2014 / Fan Zhang, Stefanie Wisniewski, [editors].
Washington, D.C. : Association of American Medical Colleges, c2015.
W 18 A849r 2013-2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Report on medical school faculty salaries 2013-2014

Tumors of the thyroid and parathyroid glands / by Juan Rosai [and 4 others].
Silver Spring, Maryland : American Registry of Pathology, 2014.
QZ 200 N277re Fasc. 21 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Tumors of the thyroid and parathyroid glands

Understanding value-based healthcare [electronic resource] / editors, Christopher Moriates,
Vineet Arora, Neel Shah. New York : McGraw-Hill, c2015.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Understanding value-based healthcare

 

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 – April 2015

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

Image of Blackberry

Blackberry Image Courtesy of American Medical Botany, Volume II ©1818

Earth Day Display

Rare Book Display

Changes Coming to Library site

Librarians to Exhibit at Campus Events

History of Medicine in Poetry

Historical Bexar County Records online

Featured New Books

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News From the Libraries – March 2015

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

Photograph of Lili Elbe.

Book Giveaway March 5-8

History of Medicine Society Lecture.  Sex Reassignment Surgery:  the Early Years

Women’s Health Month Exhibit

Historical Book of the Month

What’s New in ClinicalKey

Featured New Books

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