Library Updates

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.

Greysi Reyna – In Memoriam

 

We are saddened to announce the passing of Greysi Reyna on July 20 after a long battle with breast cancer.  From 1995 until her retirement in 2013, Greysi prostaffReynaGvided commendable service to the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the Regional Academic Health Center, in Harlingen, and the South Texas community.  Her visionary leadership as Assistant Director of the Mario E. Ramirez, M.D., Library facilitated expanded access to health information and resources throughout South Texas.  As a result of her altruistic service and dedication, Greysi received accolades for her notable work and outreach efforts.  Greysi was the recipient of the Michael E. Debakey Library Services Outreach Award, for outstanding outreach librarians serving rural or underserved populations, presented to her by the Friends of the National Library of Medicine in 2009.  She was involved with several outreach projects that brought improved health information to the South Texas region including information literacy training for promotoras and the MedlinePlus Peer Tutor Project at Med High in Mercedes, TX.  In 2005, the Med High Project was awarded the prestigious Institute of Museum and Library Services Award, presented to the Ramirez Library by First Lady Laura Bush. Through her love of service and her strong dedication to making lives better, Greysi made an indelible mark in South Texas.  Her gracious smile and infectious laughter was an inspiration to all who worked with Greysi.  She will be missed.

Donations in Greysi’s memory can be made to Sunshine Haven Hospice, 7105 Lakeside Blvd, Olmito, TX, 78575.

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

Labor Day Weekend Hours

 

The Labor Day Weekend hours for all libraries are listed below.

BRISCOE LIBRARY, SAN ANTONIO

Day Date UT Health Science Center ID Public Access**
Friday August 29 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday August 30 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday August 31 10:00 a.m. - midnight 10:00 a.m. - midnight
Monday September 1 10:00 a.m. - midnight 10:00 a.m. - midnight

RAMIREZ LIBRARY, HARLINGEN

Day Date UT Health Science Center ID Public Access**
Friday August 29 6:00 a.m. – midnight 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday August 30 6:00 a.m. – midnight CLOSED
Sunday August 31 noon – midnight CLOSED
Monday September 1 6:00 a.m. – midnight CLOSED

LAREDO EXTENSION CAMPUS LIBRARY

Day Date UT Health Science Center ID Public Access**
Friday August 29 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Saturday August 30 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. CLOSED
Sunday August 31 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. CLOSED
Monday September 1 CLOSED CLOSED

 

** Access for non-UT Health Science Center ID card holders

View the University Holiday Schedule

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.

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

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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.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
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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.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
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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.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
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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.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
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Gastrointestinal Tract — physiology.
Gastrointestinal physiology, 2nd ed. [electronic resource] / Kim E. Barrett.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
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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.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
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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.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
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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.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
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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.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
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Ultrasonography.
Surgical and interventional ultrasound [electronic resource] / Beth Schrope.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education Medical, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
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New Print and Electronic Books for June 2014

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Microscopy.
Current protocols select : imaging and microscopy / edited by Simon C. Watkins, Claudette M. St. Croix, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., c2013.
QH 205.2 C976 2013.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
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Plagiarism.
Cheating lessons : learning from academic dishonesty / James M. Lang.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, c2013.
LB 3609 L269c 2013.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
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Schools, Dental — United States.
ADEA official guide to dental schools 2014 : for students entering fall 2015 / ADEA ; contributor Paul Garrard ; editor Nancy Lang.
Washington, D.C. : American Dental Education Association, c2014.
WU 19 A512a 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
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Skin Diseases — diagnosis.
Clinical dermatology / [edited by] Carol Soutor, Maria K. Hordinsky.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education/Medical, c2013.
WR 140 C6415 2013.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
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Spinal Cord.
Quantitative MRI of the spinal cord / edited by Julien Cohen-Adad, Claudia A.M. Wheeler-Kingshott.
Amsterdam : Academic Press, 2014.
WL 400 Q1 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
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Writing — Nurses’ Instruction.
Anatomy of writing for publication for nurses / Cynthia Saver.
Indianapolis, Ind. : Sigma Theta Tau International, c2014.
WZ 345 A535 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
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