News from the Libraries

UT System Libraries Working Together

June 1, 2015

Since the 1990’s UT System libraries have worked through the UT System Digital Library (UTSDL) to increase the buying power of individual UT System libraries.  The UTSDL is an active library consortium of the UT System’s nine academic and six health science institutions. The consortium complements the collection strengths of each UT institution’s library with online […]

Springer and Nature Merger

June 1, 2015

On May 6, STEM publishers Springer and Macmillian Science and Education (which includes Nature Publishing Group) announced the finalizing of a merger.  The new publishing company will be called Springer Nature. Librarians will work with Springer Nature to ensure the renewal of UT Health Science Center subscriptions for 2016. Public announcements regarding the merger can […]

Influuent – Connecting Industry with UT System Researchers

June 1, 2015

On May 14, the UT System launched a cutting-edge web portal that allows private sector and government agencies to quickly find thousands of researchers and facilities at the Systems’ campuses and health institutions. Influuent is a free online searchable database of researchers and resources that enable potential collaborators to easily identify faculty experts to conduct […]

Librarians Attend Annual Medical Library Association Conference

June 1, 2015

The Medical Library Association held its annual meeting in Austin, TX on May 15-20. UT Health Science Center librarians traveled from San Antonio and Harlingen to attend the conference.  Jonquil Feldman, director of Briscoe Library and Outreach Services co-chaired the committee that organized the program for this meeting. The plenary speaker was Dr. Mae Jemison, […]

Popular E-Books in ClinicalKey

June 1, 2015

The library recently licensed Elsevier’s ClinicalKey, a clinical resource that contains the most recent editions of over 1,000 medical books published by Elsevier. Although this collection represents the output of only one publisher, it does provide useful information about the books that are most heavily used in this particular e-book collection. During April, the top […]

Featured New Books for June 2015

June 1, 2015

The 5-minute clinical consult 2016 [electronic resource] / edited by Frank Domino, Robert A. Baldor, Jeremy Golding, Mark B. Stephens. Philadelphia, Pa. : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2015. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record Comparative effectiveness in surgical oncology : key questions and how to answer them Karl Y. Bilimoria, Christina A. Minami, David M. Mahvi, […]

Library Staff Honored for Years of Service

May 1, 2015

Congratulations, and a big Thank You! to our Library staff who were honored for their many years of service at a ceremony held on April 29. The ceremony, recognizing UT Health Science Center staff for their years of service to the institution and to the State of Texas, was conducted by University President William Heinrich and […]

Briscoe Library 24/7 Hours for Spring Exams

April 30, 2015

The Briscoe Library will extend its hours for 24/7 study during fall semester final exams.  The library will be open 24 hours/day starting on the evening of Monday, April 27 and extending through the night of May 8. To accommodate School of Medicine students, the library will also be open 24 hours/day on May 18 […]

Periodical Price Survey 2015

April 30, 2015

Each year in April Library Journal publishes a study of the cost of periodicals indexed in the Institute for Scientific Information’s (ISI) various citation indexes. The journals covered in the study represent journals generally acquired by large research libraries. Librarians watch this study each year in order to note trends in journals pricing and to […]

MedlinePlus Has a New Look!

April 30, 2015

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for health consumers. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus presents information on over 950 diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in everyday language. Materials are also available in Spanish and over 40 other languages. There is no advertising on the site, nor does MedlinePlus endorse […]