Library Updates

News from the Libraries May 2018

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

Image of Research Photography Competition

Student Fiesta Fun!

Students Gather for Essay Award Presentation

YWCA and CPS Health Fair and Family Day

Thank You to Library Exam-Time Refreshment Sponsors!

Featured New Books/E-books for May 2018

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News From the Libraries Nov 2016

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

Librarian Takes a Ride with San Antonio Fire Department

2016 Texas Health Literacy Conference

2016 San Fernando Health and Safety Fair

Featured New Books/E-books for November 2016

New Leisure Books – November 2016

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News from the Libraries Oct 2016

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

Explore Human Anatomy in 3D with BodyVizbodyviz

3D Printing: Cultivating Creative Collaborations

Featured New Books/E-Books for October 2016

Upcoming 2016 Events for the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library

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News from the Libraries October 2018

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

Student Appreciation Week: Oct 29 – Nov 2

Image of Research Exhibit and Awards Reception

Where’s Starletta?

Fresh Food and Coffee Vending Now Available

New Study Rooms Open for Reservations

Liaisons Teach Youth in St. Matthew’s STEM Club

Visit with Gary Taubes October 26th, 2-3pm, AltC 3.304

Librarians Create UT Health Faculty Publications List

Registration Deadline October 15th for Nixon Library Dinner

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News from the Libraries September 2018

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

Save the Date for Student Appreciation Week

Build Your Own Breakfast Tacos on Oct. 2!

Meet Your Image of Research Judges

Starletta: See the New Exhibit Coming to Briscoe Library

Library’s Historical Collection Featured in Campus Magazine

Register Now for the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library Dinner

Fresh Food and Coffee Machines are Coming!

The Art Wall is Under Construction

Bates Visual Guide vs. JoVE

Featured New Books/E-books for September 2018

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Off Campus Login Update

The UT Health Science Center librarians are preparing an update for Off Campus Login, the service that provides users with access to electronic resources via the library’s home page. This update will ensure that the service can take advantage of future security updates and allow the library to provide continued support and access for off campus users.

The update is scheduled to go live the morning of Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Service downtime is not anticipated for off campus users. However, with all updates of this nature, there is a slight risk that some users may experience temporary intermittent connectivity issues to library electronic resources. As always, UTHSCSA VPN is available as an alternative option for accessing the library’s electronic resources from off campus.

If you experience extended periods of interruption on or after this update, please don’t hesitate to contact library staff at askalibrarian@uthscsa.edu and we will be happy to assist you.

Online Course in Scientific Writing and Publishing Now Available

 

The Offices of the Vice President for Research and the Associate Dean for Research in the Long School of Medicine have joined forces with Nature Research Publishing to provide an online course in scientific writing and publishing. Nature MasterClasses – Scientific Writing and Publishing offers a multi-module experience that takes researchers through the entire publishing process from writing a paper to publication. Designed for busy researchers it’s made up of bite-sized videos and activities. Researchers can choose their own training path and learn at their own pace.

Access to this course is available to UT Health San Antonio students of all levels, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, staff and administrators. Note that the course focuses on the natural sciences.

Start your access: To start using Nature MasterClasses you must first register for an individual user account: https://masterclasses.nature.com/

For assistance setting up an account or navigating the site, please refer to the library guide: http://libguides.uthscsa.edu/how_to_register_NatureMasterclasses

NOTE: To create an account and/or access the course modules, you must be logged in to the UT Health network, WiFi, or connected to VPN.

 

Ovid Scheduled Maintenance – Sat, Oct 6 and Oct 13

Ovid will be performing scheduled maintenance on Saturday, Oct 6 from 8:oo-11:00 PM and again on Saturday, Oct 13 from 8:oo-11:00 PM. During the time, users may experience login issues for up to one hour.

Prize Amounts Announced for Image of Research

We are pleased to announce the prize amounts for the Image of Research Photography Competition!

First Place: $400
Second Place: $300
Third Place: $200
IPE Award: $600

Briscoe Library would like to thank our generous sponsors and collaborators for contributing to these prizes. Thank you to the Office of the Vice President of Research for sponsoring the First Place prize, and thank you to AFSA (Academic, Faculty, and Student Affairs) for sponsoring the Second Place, Third Place, and IPE Award prizes!

Briscoe Library’s Image of Research competition is an opportunity for UT Health San Antonio students, residents, and fellows from all five schools to capture, share, and present the essence of their research in a single visual image. This competition and its accompanying exhibition showcase students’ creative visual conceptualization of their research.

Submissions will be accepted through September 21st, for more information visit library.uthscsa.edu/2018/04/ior.

Proposed Journal Cancellations for 2016

On an annual basis, librarians review current journal subscriptions to assure that titles are continuing to be used and are meeting the needs of the Health Science Center community.  This annual review of journals allows the library to stay within budget while freeing some funds to add new titles requested by faculty and students.  Below is our tentative journal cancellation list for 2016.  The titles on this list have low usage (less than 100 uses during the year), no usage, or the publisher could not provide use statistics.  Because some publishers are not able to provide use statistics, librarians are particularly interested in feedback on titles that appear to have no use.

Librarians used 2014 cost/use as a baseline because it is the last full calendar year of usage statistics we could gather.

Cancellations are not made lightly; librarians look at many factors and also take into consideration comments from faculty, staff, and students.  If any of the titles suggested for cancellation are needed,  send your comments to John Weed, Head of Collection Resources, at weedj@uthscsa.edu.

For titles not owned by the library or that may be cancelled, interlibrary loan is available to obtain articles or books from lending libraries around the country.