Library Updates

New Leisure Books – January 2015

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.

All the light we cannot see : a novel / Anthony Doerr.
New York : Scribner, c2014.

All the light we cannot see

Big little lies / Liane Moriarty.
New York : G. P. Putnam’s Sons, a member of Penguin Group (USA), c2014.

Big Little Lies

The bone clocks : a novel / David Mitchell.
New York : Random House, c2014.

The Bone Clocks

The book of unknown Americans / Cristina Henríquez.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2014.

Book of Unknown Americans

The children act : a novel / Ian McEwan.
New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, c2014.

The Children Act: a novel

Curious : the desire to know and why your future depends on it / Ian Leslie.
New York : Basic Books, A Member of the Perseus Books Group, c2014.

Curious by Ian Leslie

A deadly wandering : a tale of tragedy and redemption in the age of attention
Matt Richtel. New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, c2014.

A Deadly Wandering

Everything I never told you : a novel / Celeste Ng.
New York : Penguin Press HC, 2014.

Everything I never told you by Celeste Ng

Finding me : a decade of darkness, a life reclaimed : a memoir of the Cleveland kidnappings
Michelle Knight with Michelle Burford. New York, NY : Weinstein Books, c2014.

Finding Me

Glitter and glue : a memoir / Kelly Corrigan.
New York : Ballantine Books, c2014.

Glitter and Glue

Gray Mountain / John Grisham.
New York : Doubleday, c2014.

Gray Mountain

The invention of wings / Sue Monk Kidd.
New York : Viking, c2014.

Invention of Wings

Leaving time : a novel / Jodi Picoult.
New York : Ballantine Books, c2014.

Leaving Time

Lucky us : a novel / Amy Bloom.
New York : Random House, c2014.

Lucky Us

Orphan train / Christina Baker Kline.
New York : William Morrow, 2014

Orphan Train by Christina Kline

The paying guests / Sarah Waters.
New York : Riverhead Books, A member of Penguin Group (USA), c2014.

The Paying Guests

Revival : a novel / Stephen King.
New York : Scribner, c2014.

Revival: a novel

Station eleven : a novel / Emily St. John Mandel.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2014.

Station Eleven


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

News From the Libraries – February 2015

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

Picture showing laps raised to view illustration of dura mater and brain.

Illustration of dura matter and brain

Briscoe Annual Trivia Night

Black History Month Exhibit

Braverman Art Exhibit

Students Asked, We Responded

Sage Research Methods Database

Congratulations Monica Salazar

Mental Health Prosumer Movement

Father of Ophthalmology

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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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

Students Asked, We Responded!

Students at the UT Health Science Center have never been shy about letting us know what they need to improve their experiences in the library. When possible, we do our best to “make it so!”

More Whiteboards!

WhiteboardEvery group study room has a whiteboard. The study rooms on the 5th floor have whiteboards that cover two-thirds of one wall, providing a large writing area. Often, we find them covered with equations or diagrams that are so impressive that our staff are reluctant to wipe them down. Since the number of group study rooms is limited, students asked for portable whiteboards that they can use in the open seating areas. After consulting with members of the Student Government Association, we have purchased large rolling whiteboards for the 3rd and 5th floors.

Erasers are magnetically attached to the boards and students can help themselves to markers from the bucket that resides at the Circulation Desk. We just ask that students return the markers so others can use them.bucket-markers

Study Room Reservation Schedules


When we migrated to a self-service group study room reservation system, the response was overwhelmingly positive. Students were able to log in and reserve rooms for up to 4 hours at a time without having to call or stop at a service desk to request a reservation. However, everyone did not honor the reservations and we often received complaints that people were occupying rooms that had been reserved by other groups. We investigated ways to make it easier to find non-reserved rooms and then reserve them on the spot using a mobile device. This screen, located across from the entrance on the 3rd floor, shows up-to-the-minute availability and provides a scan code for quick access to the reservation system.

These improvements are a collaborative effort between staff from the Library Services, Administration and Library Technology divisions. We look forward to receiving suggestions for ways to assist in the success of our students.

Jonquil Feldman
Director, Library and Outreach Services

Webinar: Using My NCBI for NIH Public Access Policy Compliance

On Thursday, March 5th at 12 noon, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) will host a webinar outlining how to use My NCBI to report public access policy compliance for NIH grant holders. Topics will include the NIH Public Access Policy, NIHMS and PubMed Central submissions, creating My NCBI accounts, use of My Bibliography to report compliance to eRA Commons, and using SciENcv to create BioSketches.

The NIH Public Access Policy is a requirement and a condition of all grant awards and cooperative agreements. Scientists are required to submit a copy of their manuscript upon acceptance to the NIH Manuscript Submission system. They must upload the final peer-reviewed manuscript  to PubMed Central within three months of publication. The policy ensures that published results of NIH-funded research are made available to the public. More information about the policy and submission process is on the library’s website.

To register for this webinar, go here:


Wiley Down for Scheduled Maintenance

Wiley Online Library will be down for schedule maintenance this Saturday, March 7 from 4:00-7:00 AM.

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