Library Updates

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 whitmired@uthscsa.edu.

RefWorks: New Version Update

RefWorks is a web-based bibliography and database manager that allows you to create your own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases and other various sources. You can use these references when writing papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography. RefWorks is free to UT Health users. You can login to your RefWorks account from any computer with access to the internet.

Since September 1st, 2016, a new version of RefWorks has been available. For those who wish to continue to use the older version, it will be available through 2017.

The new RefWorks is intended to simplify the user experience. Learn more about the new RefWorks! For current users, learn how to transition to the new RefWorks!

If you have any questions contact us at 210-567-2450, or askalibrarian@uthscsa.edu.

Registration Now Open for 49th Annual Nixon Dinner, November 7th!

Speaker Lee Gutkind will give a moving account of the earliest patients, pioneers in organ transplantation, and evolving technology. Gutkind is considered the pioneer of creative nonfiction, has authored and edited more than 30 books, lectured to audiences around the world, and is founder and editor of Creative Nonfiction, the first and largest literary magazine to publish narrative nonfiction exclusively.

For more information about Lee Gutkind and the dinner details, click on the registration link below.

Register online: https://uthscsa.libwizard.com/nixondinner

Deadline: Friday, October 18, 2019

Questions about the dinner? Email SpecialCollections@uthscsa.ed

Cost

$55 per person

$35 for students: *Students are encouraged to apply for sponsorships to cover the cost of registration and membership.

*Student sponsorships are always welcome. If you would like to sponsor a student, please indicate on the registration form.

Scheduled Internet Outage – Friday 8PM-Midnight

Friday, October 18 from 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM, there will be scheduled network maintenance. During this time internet on campus and VPN access will be unavailable.

State Program Provides More Library Resources

 

The UT Health Libraries have acquired several new e-resources through the UT System’s Academic Library Collection Enhancement Program (ALCEP). The funds for this program are allocated by the UT Board of Regents for one-time collection purchases that benefit all UT institutions.

This year’s ALCEP fund purchases include:

eBooks

American Society for Microbiology e-Books, 2016-2017 (in addition to access from 1993-2015)
Wiley Probability and Statistics eBook Series, 1973-2017

eJournals

Mayo Clinic Proceedings Journals, 1984-1994
Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine Archive Collection, 1929-2000

Databases

Texas County Histories Archives, 1873-1922
Key Business Ratios Archive Collection, 1979-present

Student Appreciation Week – Oct 28 to Nov 1

Join us from 11am to 1pm October 28th through November 1st for Briscoe Library’s 3rd Annual Student Appreciation Week!

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

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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
feldman@uthscsa.edu

Students! Get Ready to Win!

Danny Jones History of the Health Sciences Student Essay Award

This annual essay contest is open to students of UTSA, UT Health San Antonio and affiliated interns, residents, and fellows. Unpublished essays on any topic related to the history of the health sciences are eligible for submission. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the amounts of $250, $150, and $100 respectively. Essays should be no longer than 2,500 words. Deadline for entry is January 31, 2020.

For more information contact Peg Seger at (210) 567-6398 or segerp@uthscsa.edu

Subscribe to the Treasures Blog

Interested in learning more about the history of medicine or health care? Ever wonder what remedies were used long ago to treat ailments? Subscribe to the Treasures of the P.I. Nixon blog and learn the fascinating truths about the history of the health sciences. Featured topics include rare books of the month, historical medical instruments, and historical anecdotes. In addition, you will receive updates about events, lectures, and rare book viewings.  Subscribe to the blog here: libguides.uthscsa.edu/specialcollections/treasures

 

 

 

 

Suffering and Progress: A History of the HIV Epidemic in the United States – December 3

Red Ribbon for AIDS AwarenessIn honor of AIDS Awareness Week, Gregory Anstead, M.D., Ph.D. will present Suffering and Progress: A History of the HIV Epidemic in the United States on December 3, 2015 at 12 Noon in the Howe Conference Room on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library. This lecture is also being held in conjunction with the National Library of Medicine traveling exhibition, Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture, which will be on display on the 3rd floor of the Briscoe Library from October 26, 2015 – December 5, 2015.

Dr. Anstead is an Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases in the School of Medicine and Director of the Immunosuppression and Infectious Diseases Clinics at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System. He has previously delivered noontime lectures on historical developments in Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy and West Nile Virus Encephalitis.

The event is free and open to everyone. Please, bring your lunch and join us for dessert!

For more information, contact Lisa Matye Finnie, Special Collections Librarian, at finnie@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-2406.

TEDMED 2015: Sharing Ideas, November 18-20

Online and Blended Learning and the Briscoe Library have teamed up to host the TEDMED 2015 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 November 18 – 20 and will feature live simulcasts from the Palm Springs, CA. 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., Nov. 18 8:00 – 10:00am Human Explorations
Session 2 Thu., Nov. 19 10:30am – 12:00pm Mind Matters
Session 3 Thu., Nov. 19 1:00 – 2:30pm Catalyzing Great Science
Session 4 Thu., Nov. 19 4:45 – 6:30pm Back to Basics
Session 5 Thu., Nov. 19 7:30 – 9:00pm Food Fix
Session 6 Fri., Nov. 20 10:30am – 12:00pm Techno-Utopia
Session 7 Fri., Nov. 20 1:00 – 2:30pm Who Cares for Health Care?
Session 8 Fri., Nov. 20 4:30 – 6:00pm Out There

 

All sessions will be streamed in the 21st Century Classroom, Dental Building room 4.476.2T on the 4th floor. Drop in viewing is encouraged.

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