Library Updates

News From the Libraries – May 2014

The May issue of News from the Libraries is now available.  For links to individual articles, see the table of contents below.IMG_1685[1]

Briscoe Library 24/7 Hours During Finals

ClinicalKey to Replace MD Consult

New Database Page – Coming Soon!

Periodical Price Survey 2014

Library’s Updated Mission Statement

Farewell to Katie Prentice

Aging Conference – Laredo Regional Campus

Medical Information Day – Ramirez Library

Library Says Goodbye to Trinae Weldy

Danny Jones Essay Competition

New Online Reference Books

Featured New Books

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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

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News From the Libraries – September 2014

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

Picture of treasure treast with jewels

Briscoe Library – Extended Hours

Book Giveaway – Sept. 3-10

History of Medicine Society Meets Sept. 10

TEDMED – Sept. 10-12

Early Library Closure – Sept. 19

Color Copying and Printing Price Change

Need Help Working on Class Assignments?

2014 One Community/One Book Selection

What’s New in Stat!Ref?

Web of Science Access

Library Outreach – NLM Exhibit

Historical Treasure Hunt

Coming in November: P.I. Nixon Annual Dinner

Featured New Books

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News From the Library – November 2013

Louise Aronson

“These stories are about medicine exactly in the way that medicine is about life.” –A review of Louise Aronson’s A History of the Present Illness.

One Community One Book

History of Medicine – noon lecture

Thanksgiving holiday hours

Trial of Clinical Key

Web of Science cancellation

Did you know? Library printers

Need poster ideas?

New outside the Briscoe Library

Jeremy Mercier joins Library staff

Library workshops

Featured new books

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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.


Proposed Cancellations for FY14

The library, like all departments across campus, have a reduced budget in FY14.  Budget reductions combined with subscription inflation costs of around 8%, mean that librarians must cancel some of the library’s existing journal and database subscriptions just to remain within budget.  Below is a list of proposed cancellations for 2014:

Cancellations are not made lightly; librarians look at many factors and also take into consideration 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

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

Summer Time Reading – June 2nd @ 6:00 p.m. – Forest Hills Branch Library

Join us on June 2nd at the Forest Hills Branch Library for a discussion of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The Briscoe Library at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio and the Forest Hills Branch Library have partnered together to read the same book this summer. Ms. Lynne Parsons Heilbrun, Autism Research Coordinator with the UT Health Science Center Department of Family and Community Medicine, will be here to offer some insight into the main character.

Register for the San Antonio Public Library Adult Summer Reading Program at or in person at any branch library starting on June 1st. Just finish four titles and turn in a completed registration form by August 31 to enter an eReader prize drawing. Make The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time one of your four books!

Monday, June 2, 6PM
Forest Hills Branch Library
5245 Ingram Rd. 78228

TEDMED 2014: Unlocking Imagination, September 10-12

The Briscoe Library and the Ramirez Library have been selected to host the TEDMED live streaming event for the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. TEDMED is a “global community dedicated to unlocking imagination in service of health and medicine.”

The event will be held from September 10 – 12 and will feature live simulcasts from the two main locations in Washington DC and San Fransisco. For more information about the event, please visit the TEDMED site.

TEDMED has announced all of the speakers and co-hosts for the nine sessions planned over the course of three days. Each session revolves around a theme ranging from recognizing the limit of our knowledge to science/health trends. For more information about all of the nine sessions including speaker bios, please visit TEDMED Sessions.


Session Number Day Time Session
Session 1 Wed., Sep. 10 8:00 – 9:00am Turn It Upside Down
Session 2 Wed., Sep. 10 12:00 – 1:45pm We Just Don’t Know
Session 3 Wed., Sep. 10 3:30 – 5:15pm Flat Out Amazing
Session 4 Thu., Sep. 11 7:30 – 9:10am Stealing Smart
Session 5 Thu., Sep. 11 11:45 – 1:30pm Don’t You Dare Talk About This
Session 6 Thu., Sep. 11 3:30 – 5:05pm Play Is Not A Waste Of Time
Session 7 Fri., Sep. 12 7:00 – 8:40am Human Nature Inside And Out
Session 8 Fri., Sep. 12 10:00 – 11:40am Weird And Wonderful
Session 9 Fri., Sep. 12 1:30 – 3:00pm I Was Just Thinking Too Small


All sessions will be streamed in the Briscoe Library, room 4.074 on the 4th floor. The sessions at the Ramirez Library at the RAHC in Harlingen will be streamed to one of the rooms in the Ramirez Library.

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The History of Medicine in Poetry – HOM Society Meeting in April

In honor of Poetry Month, the History of Medicine Society of the Friends of the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library will be meeting in the Howe Conference Room on April 23, 2014, beginning at 6:00 pm to discuss the history of medicine in poetry.  UTHSCSA faculty and students will be doing readings of selected poems and members can discuss their own original poems.

In conjunction with the meeting, an exhibit on The History of Medicine in Poetry will be displayed in the 3rd floor exhibit area of the library starting April 1.


Popular 17th century poem describing the plague doctor's costume.

Popular 17th century poem describing the plague doctor’s costume.  See the exhibit for an English translation.

Copper engraving of Doctor Schnabel [i.e Dr. Beak], a plague doctor in seventeenth-century Rome, with a satirical macaronic poem (‘Vos Creditis, als eine Fabel, / quod scribitur vom Doctor Schnabel’) in octosyllabic rhyming couplets.  Date: 1656.  Courtesy of Internet Archive.