March 2011

Rajia Tobia, Executive Director of Libraries
(210) 567-2413 tobia@uthscsa.edu

In the news this month:
Books from the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library can now be viewed online at The Portal to Texas History Webinar: Copyright at Work, March 22 Dana Whitmire receives professional development award Spring lecture series focuses on infectious disease discovery and epidemiology Pew Internet and American Life Project releases Health Topics report Library classes for March and April Featured resource: Journal Citation Reports Skill Kit: Searching for phrases in PubMed® Page 2 Page 3 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 7

San Antonio
Administration
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Briscoe Library
Circulation Desk
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Information Desk
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UT Health Science Center Library Downtown
(210) 358-3939

FOR LIBRARY CLASSES, go to page 6

Jesse H. Jones Comprehensive Research Library
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Harlingen
Ramirez Library
(956) 365-8850

Laredo
Laredo Regional Campus Library
(956) 523-7404

Twelve books from the collection of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library can now be viewed online through the Portal to Texas History. Shown here: Major Henry Franklin Hoyt, the author of an autobiography, A Frontier Doctor, published in 1929. Find a partial list, along with links to the ebooks, on page 2.

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Books from the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library can now be viewed online at The Portal to Texas History Web site
A dozen books on Texas and medical history from the collection of the P.I .Nixon Medical Historical Library are now available as ebooks through the Portal to Texas History, an Internet gateway created and maintained by the University of North Texas. In 2008, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) identified the Portal to Texas History as one of the best online resources for education in the humanities. The Libraries’ contributions to the Portal to Texas History were made possible by a "Rescuing Texas History" miniFrom Queer, Quaint Old San Antonio: Its Climate in Throat grant awarded to Anne Comeaux, Assistant and Lung Diseases (1895): Views of San Pedro Springs and Library Director for Special Collections. The San Pedro Park. books include: Texas Nature Observations and Reminiscenses (1913) by Dr. Rudolph Menger, complete with many of Menger's own photographs and photo-micrographs of native animal and insect life San Antonio de Bexar: A Guide and History (1890) by William Corner, including a historical sketch of the city written by Sidney Lanier An Account of the Early History of Surgery in Texas (1932) by Albert O. Singleton, originally presented as a presidential address to the Texas Surgical Society Queer, Quaint Old San Antonio: Its Climate in Throat and Lung Diseases (1895) by C. E. Fisher, an illustrated "medical tourism" guide extolling the virtues of San Antonio's climate, lifestyle and amusements for respiratory disease sufferers A Frontier Doctor (1929), an autobiography by Henry Franklin Holt, a pioneer who was the first physician to practice medicine in the Texas Panhandle A Treatise on the Eclectic Southern Practice of Medicine (1854) by J. Cam. Massie, a 720-page reference text on the theory and practice of medicine Texas Surgeon, An Autobiography (1958) by Donald Taylor Atkinson, who practiced medicine in rural Texas and the Oklahoma Indian country before moving to Dallas and San Antonio The Menace: An Exposition of Quackery Nostrum Exploitation and Reminiscences of a Country Doctor (1914) by Charles Dixon, about the work of ridding Bexar County of quacks and nostrum exploiters Notes on the Newer Remedies (2nd edition, 1894) by David Cerna, a pharmacological reference text including physical characteristics, therapeutic applications and dosages for various synthetic and natural drugs Luke Rosenberger Director of Library Technology and Historical Collections
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Webinar: Copyright at Work
Library Collaboratory, LIB 4.074 Tuesday, March 22, 2011 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. If you've ever been puzzled by copyright questions, don't miss this opportunity to learn from the copyright experts and to expand your respect for intellectual property. Not only will you get answers to your copyright questions but you'll also learn how to minimize your exposure to illegal content use. This session, produced by the Copyright Clearance Center, features: The basics of copyright law What is and is not copyright-protected Fair use — what it is and how it works When copyright permission is needed, for both photocopies and electronic content How to obtain copyright permission and much more For more information, contact Katie Prentice, Head of Education and Information Services, at 210-567-6606 or email prenticek@uthscsa.edu.

Dana Whitmire receives professional development award from North American Serials Group
Dana Whitmire, Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian, has been awarded a Horizon Award to attend the 2011 North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) meeting to be held in St. Louis, MO, June 2-5, 2011. NASIG is an independent organization that promotes communication, information, and continuing education about serials and the broader issues of scholarly communication. The Horizon Award is given to promising new serials professionals. It covers the cost of conference registration, three nights lodging, and travel within North America. Recipients of the award are also invited to serve on a NASIG committee. Rajia Tobia Executive Director of Libraries

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Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library: Spring lecture series focuses on infectious disease discovery and epidemiology
Syphilis Thursday, March 24, 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. Howe Conference Room, Briscoe Library The Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library and the Briscoe Library launched a spring lecture series in February featuring Dr. Gregory Anstead of the School of Medicine speaking on the topic, Beyond Bugs and Drugs: Infectious Disease Discovery and Epidemiology. The second installment in the series, focusing on Syphilis, will take place at noon on Thursday, March 24 in the Howe Conference Room, on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library. Dr. Anstead, whose interests include clinical trials of new antiretroviral and antifungal drugs and the historical epidemiology of infectious diseases, is director of the Immunosuppression and Infectious Diseases clinics of the South Texas Veterans Healthcare System. As always, the event is free and open to everyone. Please bring your lunch and join us! The series will continue in April and May with talks on Hantavirus (April 28) and HIV in America (May 26).

U.S. Public Health Service poster: Images from the History of Medicine database, National Library of Medicine

For more information about the spring lecture series, contact Pennie Borchers, Special Collections Librarian, at borchers@uthscsa.edu.

Featured resource: Images from the History of Medicine
The poster Syphilis: A Million New Victims Each Year, used to illustrate our story on the spring lecture series, is one of more than 70,000 images included in Images from the History of Medicine (IHM), an online picture database that is part of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) History of Medicine Division's Prints and Photographs Collection. IHM includes portraits, photographs, caricatures, genre scenes, posters, and graphic art illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine dating from the 15th to 21st century. Records indicate if individual items are in the public domain, or if permission to use them must be requested from copyright holders. Images from the History of Medicine can be found online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/ihm/. Susan Hunnicutt Special Projects Librarian
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Report finds that searches for health information continue to rank high among internet users
According to Health Topics, a report released in February by the Pew Research Center and the California Healthcare Foundation, eight in ten Internet users, or 59% of the U.S. population, search for health information online. Searches for health information are the third most popular online activity, behind checking email and using search engines. The report was based on telephone interviews conducted between August 9 and September 13, 2010. Among possible health-related searches, the most frequent (by 66% of respondents) was for information about a specific disease or condition. Searches of this type have occupied the top spot since 2002, ahead of searches for information about specific medical treatments or procedures, information about physicians and other health professionals, and information about health care facilities. The Health Topics report is part of the Pew Internet and American Life Project. The full text of the report can be found online at http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/HealthTopics.aspx.

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Library classes for March and April
All library classes are free and open to all. Advance registration is appreciated but not required. If you would like to request a class or schedule a consultation at any HSC campus, please contact the library at (210) 5672450 or email AskaLibrarian@uthscsa.edu. If you would like to request a special class or orientation for your department or group at other days/times, please contact us! To register for a class or to read class descriptions, visit the online class schedule. When you register for a library class, your registration confirmation email includes a file that you can save as an appointment into your electronic calendar. San Antonio – Briscoe Library Creating and Presenting a Professional Poster Session: March 3, 2011, 12 noon - 1:00 pm, LIB 4.074 - Collaboratory Ovid Tips & Tricks: Getting Started with MEDLINE: March 8, 2011, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm, LIB 2.011 Creating and Presenting a Professional Poster Session: March 8, 2011, 12 noon - 1:00 pm, LIB 2.011 Picture This: Online Photo-Sharing - Technology Brownbag: March 9, 2011, 12 noon - 1:00 pm, Briscoe Library, Howe Conference Room Introduction to PubMed: March 15, 2011, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, LIB 2.011 Webinar: Copyright at Work: March 22, 2011, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, LIB 4.074 - Collaboratory Introduction to RefWorks: March 25, 2011, 9:00 am - 10:00 am, LIB 2.011 Ovid Tips & Tricks: April 6, 2011, 9:00 am - 10:30 am, LIB 2.011 Introduction to RefWorks: April 20, 2011, 10:00 am - 11:00 am, LIB 2.011 Using EBSCO CINAHL to Locate Nursing & Allied Health Information: April 21, 2011, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, LIB 2.011 Library Basics: April 22, 2011, 9:00 am - 10:00 am, LIB 2.011 Harlingen and Edinburg – Ramirez Library and Edinburg RAHC PubMed Advanced: March 1, 2011, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Edinburg - RAHC Building room 1.202 Managing PubMed Search Results: March 10, 2011, 12 noon - 1:00 pm, Ramirez Library, Harlingen room 1.132 Customizing PubMed with MyNCBI: April 5, 2011, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Edinburg - RAHC Building room 1.202 Customizing PubMed with MyNCBI: April 7, 2011, 12 noon - 1:00 pm, Ramirez Library, Harlingen room 1.132 Katie Prentice Head of Education and Information Services
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Featured resource: Journal Citation Reports
Journal Citation Reports (JCR) is a tool for evaluating the influence of journals by comparing them to other journals in the same field, to identify those that are the most frequently cited and that have the highest impact factors. Citation and article counts can be important indicators of how frequently current researchers are using individual journals. The JCR database covers over 7,500 scholarly and technical journals in the fields of science, technology and social sciences. UT Health Science Center students, faculty and staff can access Journal Citation Reports from the Database page of The Libraries’ Web site, or at http://admin-apps.isiknowledge.com.libproxy.uthscsa.edu/JCR/JCR.

New Skill Kit from the National Library of Medicine: Searching for phrases in PubMed®
The NLM Technical Bulletin recently released a Skill Kit for searching for phrases in PubMed®. The Skill Kit outlines the following steps: 1. Search the phrase first without quotes or search tags. 2. Check Search details to see how the search was translated. 3. Use quotes only when Search details indicate your phrase is broken apart. Most often, phrases entered without quotation marks will be searched as phrases in all fields, as well as being subjected to Automatic Term Mapping . However, sometimes even quotes won’t work because not all phrases are recognized as phrases. The complete Skill Kit can be found here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/jf11/jf11_skill_kit_pm_phrase_searching.html.

Susan Hunnicutt, Editor: hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu News from the UT Health Science Center Libraries is published at the beginning of each Kelley Minars, Web Editor: minars@uthscsa.edu month to highlight the programs, services and Pennie Borchers and Katie Prentice, Copy Editors resources offered by The Libraries. Walter Creech, Katie Prentice and Robert Zuniga, Rajia Tobia, Executive Director of Libraries: Photographers tobia@uthscsa.edu
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