Library Updates

News From the Libraries – September 2015

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

Photograph of a wooden treasure chest with jewels

Ramirez Library Now Part of UTRGV

AccessMedicine App

Anne Comeaux Retires After 40 Years Service

History of the Health Science Scavenger Hunt

45th Annual P.I. Nixon Library Dinner

Potent Potions and Healing Herbs

P.I. Nixon Hosts Japanese Dental Students

Briscoe Library/SAPL NPR Campus Community Book Club

The Winds and Words of War – Library Presentation

Pottery Bowl Exhibit: Art for the Mind

Featured New Books

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News From the Libraries Dec 2016

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

Virtual Reality Coming Soon

Circuit Librarian Health Information Network (CLHIN) Retires after 27 Years

Book Giveaway December 5-9

Laredo Regional Campus Library Hosts AHEC Students for Essay Writing Contest

Featured New Books/E-Books for December 2016

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News from the Libraries Feb 2017

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

Voting Held for Naming of New Space in the Library

3D Printing Demo for Dental Hygiene Students

UT Health Librarians Exhibit @ New Public Library in Universal City

Featured New Books/E-books for February 2017

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News from the Libraries Jan 2017

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

Technology Sandbox Coming Soon to the UT Health Briscoe Library

Briscoe Library Welcomes Kirsten Lorenzen

Library Space Planning: UT Health Library Staff Visit UT Austin Libraries

Book Giveaway January 13-20

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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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November 2018 UT Health Faculty Publications List

To support our faculty’s research efforts, Briscoe Library has added an additional feature to our monthly newsletter. You are now able to view citations and link to articles from our UT Health Faculty Publications list.  As an added feature, altmetric information is also included. This list is produced monthly by our Library Liaison group who can also provide further assistance with scholarly publication efforts. If you do not see your publication listed, you can provide us with the proper citation information by completing this form.

Click here to view the citations for November 2018 publications.

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.

 

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.