News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

Stewards of the P.I. Nixon Library

“Tucked away on the fifth floor of the Briscoe Library is a room with large windows on its double doors. This allows one to see several objects, including a rhinestone-studded skeleton, sepia portrait of a distinguished gentleman and an entire wall of books. Here, you will meet Andrea Schorr, head of resource management, as well as Mellisa DeThorne, special collections assistant. They ensure the P.I Nixon Medical Historical Library serves the campus and larger medical community by preserving historical artifacts.

“Dr. Patrick Ireland Nixon was a San Antonio physician, medical historian and founding member of the Bexar County Medical Library Association. Dr. Nixon amassed a large collection of rare medical books for the association, which were later donated to the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio (now known as UT Health San Antonio) in 1970. Over 6,000 rare and historical books are in the Special Collections including, De Humani Corporis Fabrica (1543) by anatomist Andreas Vesalius and a first edition On the Origin of Species (1859) by biologist Charles Darwin.”

Click here to read the full article: news.uthscsa.edu/stewards-of-the-p-i-nixon-library

Pets of UT Health

Walk into Briscoe Library and you’ll be greeted by a photo collection of furry faces to brighten your day. These happy animals belong to the students, staff, and faculty of UT Health San Antonio. The library’s newest interactive exhibit Pets of UT Health features photos of dogs, cats, and even a baby goat, that the campus has been posting for the last few weeks. Stop by Briscoe Library to share a photo of your own pet! The exhibit will be up through the end of the month.

Mobile Standing Desks Come to the Library

Beginning with standing height tables, study pods, and exercise desks that have been added to library study options over the past few years, there are now 10 new mobile standing desks available on floors 3, 4, and 5.

Students studying in the library can move the desks to take advantage of  window light and power outlets. Some students just prefer to stand while studying. For health benefits, the desks adjust from 29 to 45 inches allowing users to sit or stand.

Standing desks have often been requested by students and have been made possible thanks to an award from the Student Fee Fund. Thanks also to the quick work by library staff, desks were assembled and ready for use within days of delivery.

 

Louie Barcenes – Supervisor, Library Information Resources

E-Resource of the Month – UpToDate Mobile App

Did you know that one of your favorite sites is available on a mobile platform? UpToDate, an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource, has an app that can be downloaded to your device.

Note: You must register while on campus and re-verify affiliation once every 90 days.

Featured New Books/E-books for July 2019

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For a list of the newest titles at the Briscoe Library click here.

Purchase suggestions?
Complete the online Purchase Suggestion Form or contact
Andrea N. Schorr, Head of Resource Management.

 

News from the Libraries June 2019

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

Future Health Science Students Tour Briscoe Library

Briscoe Library Exhibit Opening June 24

Coming Soon: Pets of UT Health

E-Resource of the Month – 3D Organon (Virtual Reality)

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Future Health Science Students Tour Briscoe Library

In April and May, students interested in health science careers from the San Antonio Cornerstone Christian Academy and Eagle Pass students in the Southwest Area Health Education Center (AHEC) College Enrichment Program, came to Briscoe Library to become more familiar with a health science library. Students learned about health science resources, were able to visit student study areas, and were treated to a virtual reality and 3-D printing demonstration in The Hub.

Cornerstone Christian Academy Students with Librarian Kelley Minars and Library Assistant Diane Fotinos

Southwest Area Health Education Center College Enrichment Program students

Coming Soon: Pets of UT Health

Be on the lookout for a new interactive exhibit at Briscoe Library featuring YOUR pets! Pets of UT Health will give you the opportunity to show off photos of your furry friends and you’ll even get the chance to be featured on Briscoe Library’s social media accounts.

Bring in or print out a photo of your pet, fill out one of our info cards, and pin it up on our display board for everyone to see. This exhibit will be open to all UT Health students, staff, and faculty. We can’t wait to see your furbabies!

E-Resource of the Month – 3D Organon (Virtual Reality)

Are you looking for an interactive way to learn anatomy? 3D Organon Anatomy is a comprehensive anatomical atlas featuring all 15 human body systems. It includes more than 4,000 realistic anatomical structures and organs and over 160 frequently encountered clinical correlations organized per system. And the best part, you can see it through virtual reality! The app allows you to toggle between body systems, locate body parts and learn pronunciations, watch animations of bones and joints., hide/fade features and organs, and fully navigate around the human body.

You are able to view 3D Organon at any time by checking out the VR headset from the Library Circulation Desk. Would you like to bring in a group of friends or an entire class? The Hub can be reserved, just like any other room in the library. Visit our Room Reservation system to set up a time. Walk ins are also welcome and available. View our libguide for more information.