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May 2011

Rajia Tobia,
Executive Director
of Libraries
(210) 567-2413

San Antonio
(210) 567-2400

Briscoe Library
Circulation Desk
(210) 567-2440

Information Desk
(210) 567-2450

UT Health Science Center

Library Downtown
(210) 358-3939
In April, the Art and Anatomy Workshop brought together senior art students,
second and third year medical and dental students, medical illustrators, and
Jesse H. Jones Comprehensive
scientist/historians for an experience that focused on seeing the human body more
Research Library clearly. Find the story on page 7.
(210) 567-2450

In the news this month:

Library services for alumni: please help us spread the word Page 2
Harlingen Medical Apps for Smartphones: Emerging Technology Brownbag Page 3
A variety of mobile applications support the library proxy service Page 3
Ramirez Library History of Medicine lecture series continues with HIV-AIDS Page 4
(956) 365-8850 AHRQ report examines health literacy among English-speaking adults Page 5
Diabetes programs focus on consumer health resources available online Page 5
Library classes for May Page 6
Laredo Workshop showcases resources of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library Page 7
Download LibX from the Library Tools page for streamlined searching Page 8
Laredo Regional Campus Victor Oliveros’ materials on border health: now available Page 9
Library Exhibit and speaker will explore the healing properties of color Page 9
New collections in the Digital Archive Page 10
(956) 523-7404 NLM offers History of Medicine volunteer internship program Page 10
New to the shelves of the Briscoe Library Page 11

For Library classes go to page 6

May 2011

Library services for alumni: please help us spread the word

As we end another academic year, the UT Health Science Center librarians and staff want to congratulate the
new graduates and to wish them good luck in their future endeavors. We also want to remind everyone that
Health Science Center alumni may continue to use many library resources after graduation.
Alumni must register in person at the Briscoe Library Circulation Desk or at the Ramirez or Laredo Regional
Campus Libraries. There is no cost to register but registration must be renewed annually. Alumni may check
out up to three items at a time, generally for up to two weeks, and items may be renewed online up to two
Due to licensing agreements and contracts, remote or off-campus access to electronic resources is available
only to currently employed faculty and staff, and currently enrolled students. Alumni with professional hospital
affiliations should contact their hospital librarians, systems or education staff for details on access to
databases, journals or books for staff use.
On-site access to Health Science Center library databases and to print and online resources is available to all.
Free computers are provided in the libraries for access to the Internet and other electronic resources for health-
related research. Alumni receive a Patron ID to use library computers and can add unlimited minutes per day
to their Patron account.
The Libraries offer reference services and classes at no charge. Fee-based literature search services by our
expert librarians may be requested, and practicing health professionals in South Texas may request articles for
a fee through the ILLiad system.
For more information about services to Health Science Center Alumni, contact us at
Jonquil D. Feldman
Director of Briscoe Library Services

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May 2011

Medical Apps for Smartphones: Emerging Technology Brownbag

Wednesday, May 11, 12 noon to 1 p.m.
Howe Conference Room
Medical Apps for Smartphones is part of an ongoing series of noon-hour classes. This session will address a
variety of technologies related to the utilization of smartphones in professional clinical environments.

Did you know that a variety of mobile applications for smartphones now support the
library proxy service?
If you would like to be able to find and access full-text articles from your device you will need to enter a
specific URL into the applications settings. The location to enter the information depends on the application
itself, but it can typically be found in the settings section of the applications. Our EZProxy URL prefix is
but to use it with these mobile applications you need to add %@ to the end of that: See below for the
screenshots of PubMed On Tap.
1. Open the application and select settings.
2. Select the Library Proxy tab.
3. Place the following URL in the box, and turn on the EZProxy:

Other applications that use the same URL structure to access full-text articles via EZProxy include Papers for
Mac OSX, and Papers for iPhone and iPad.
If you have any comments or questions about setting up your device for article access, please contact
Eric Willman
Systems Librarian

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May 2011

History of Medicine lecture series continues with HIV-AIDS

Beyond Bugs and Drugs: Infectious Disease Discovery and Epidemiology

Thursday, May 26, noon to 1 p.m.

Howe Conference Room

In the fall of 1980, Dr. Michael Gottlieb of

UCLA Medical Center received a referral on a
gay, white male in failing health with wasting,
Pneumocystis pneumonia, and oral
candidiasis. Over the next few months, he and
other colleagues observed the syndrome in four
other patients, and described the new entity of
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
in 1981. In 1984, the human immunodeficiency
virus (HIV) responsible for this syndrome was

Infection with the HIV virus was found to predispose persons to opportunistic infections and
cancers. Epidemiologic investigations revealed the disease was transmitted sexually, by blood products, IV
drug use, and from mother-to-child. Cases of AIDS exploded throughout the world in 1980s and 1990s.
Millions upon millions have suffered and died. Efforts to control the disease have been hampered by
prejudice against infected persons. AIDS has become one of the greatest public health challenges in modern
medicine. Currently, about 33 million people are infected across the globe. Efforts to develop vaccines
against HIV have failed. Nevertheless, in the last 15 years, combination antiretroviral therapy has
transformed the treatment of HIV infection, converting a deadly disease into a chronic, manageable
condition. Analysis of the history of the HIV epidemic in the United States reveals the power of these drugs
and also the deficiencies of drug therapy to combat this disease.
Dr. Gregory M. Anstead
Director, Immunosuppression and Infectious Diseases Clinics
South Texas Veterans Health Care System

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May 2011

Updated AHRQ report examines health literacy among English-

speaking adults, identifies areas for future research
An updated report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) finds that many English-
speaking adults experience difficulties understanding and using basic health information. Health Literacy
Interventions and Outcomes: An Updated Systematic Review, which examines the literature since 2004,
also finds growing evidence that suggests differences in health literacy levels are related to racial and ethnic
disparities. The complete report in PDF form can be accessed online at the AHRQ website:
The questions guiding the review included the relationship between health literacy and use of health services,
health outcomes, costs of care and health disparities. The review also encompassed studies of interventions.
Based on searches of multiple bibliographic databases, the reviewers identified approximately 3,500
unduplicated records of relevant publications. Among these, 140 were rated either good or fair in terms of
strength of evidence. Among opportunities for future research, the report mentions “Testing novel
approaches to increase motivation; improved techniques for delivering written, oral, or numerical
information; and „work-around‟ interventions such as patient advocates.”
Keith Cogdill
Director of South Texas Regional Information Services

Information about diabetes:

Programs focus on consumer health resources available online
Diabetes Information: Finding Answers to Your
Questions is the topic of a series of classes being
offered in area public libraries in April, May and
June. Peg Seger, Outreach Services Librarian for
South Texas Regional Information Services in the
Briscoe Library, organized the programs to highlight
resources available through two NIH websites,
MedlinePlus and NIHSeniorHealth.
The program has been presented in Bulverde/Spring
Branch, Lytle, Kerrville, and Comfort. Additional
programs are scheduled at the Universal City Public
Library on June 6 and later in the summer at the
Boerne Public Library. All libraries are part of the
Alamo Area Library System.
Susan Hunnicutt
Special Projects Librarian
Bulverde/Spring Branch Library, March 23, 2011
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May 2011

Library classes for May Ovid Tips &

Tricks, Getting
All library classes are free and open to all. Advance registration is appreciated but not
Started with
required. If you would like to request a class or schedule a consultation at any HSC
campus, please contact the library at (210) 567-2450 or
2011, 1:30 pm -
3:00 pm, Briscoe
If you would like to request a special class or orientation for your department or Library: LIB 2.011
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 Managing
Ovid Tips & Tricks, Getting Started with MEDLINE: May 2, 2011, 1:30 pm - 3 p.m., PubMed Search
LIB 2.011 Results: May 3,
Introduction to PubMed: May 6, 2011, 10 a.m.- 11 a.m., LIB 2.011 2011, 4;00 pm -
5:00 pm, Edinburg
Introduction to EndNote: May 10, 2011, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m., LIB 2.011
– RAHC Building
Introduction to RefWorks: May 11, 2011, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., LIB 2.011 Room 1.20
Medical Apps for Smartphones - Emerging Technology Brownbag: May 11, 2011, 12
noon - 1 p.m., Howe Conference Room
Harlingen and Edinburg – Ramirez Library and Edinburg RAHC
Managing PubMed Search Results: May 3, 2011, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., Edinburg – RAHC
Building room 1.20
Customizing PubMed with MyNCBI: May 5, 2011, 12 noon - 1 p.m., Ramirez Library,
Harlingen room 1.132
Katie Prentice
Head of Education and Information Services

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May 2011

Interdisciplinary Art and Anatomy Workshop showcases the

resources of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library
Dr. Charleen Moore, Ph.D. of the Department of Cellular and Structural Biology, Jayne Lawrence, M.F.A., of
the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), and Penelope
Borchers, M.L.S., Special Collections Librarian in the Briscoe Library, organized the Art and Anatomy
Workshop as an interdisciplinary experience in the representation of the human body. The workshop is built
around the resources of the rare book collection of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, including
original works by Vesalius (1514-1564), Albinus (1697-1770), Paolo Mascagni (1755-1815), William Hunter
(1718-1783) and John Hunter (1728-1793).
On April 8, senior art students from Ms. Lawrence‟s advanced special studies class at UTSA joined second and
third year medical and dental students for the day-long workshop, which took place in the Howe Conference
Room and the Special Collections Reading Room of the Briscoe Library.
Dr. Moore spoke about anatomists/artists from the 15th to the 19th centuries, and Nancy Place, M.S.,
Director of Multimedia Services, provided an introduction to the contemporary field of medical illustration.
Two guests, Carlos Machado, M.D., medical illustrator for the Elsevier Netter Collection; and Ron Philo,
Ph.D., retired senior lecturer in the Department of Cellular and Structural Biology, were available to interact
one-on-one with the students. Dr. Philo is the author of two books on the anatomical drawings of Leonardo
Da Vinci. David Baker, M.A., Sam Newman, B.F.A,. and Christopher McKee, B.F.A., medical illustrators in
the Department of Information Management and Services - Academic Technology Services, were also present.
Students had the opportunity to examine many rare anatomical texts from the P.I. Nixon collection. They
ended the day with a studio drawing session organized around plastinated human specimens from the
Department of Cellular and Structural Biology.
Susan Hunnicutt
Special Projects Librarian

Also in April...
Students of the history of anatomy visited the P.I.
Nixon Medical Historical Library on Friday, April
The History of Anatomy course is offered each
spring as an Enrichment Elective for first year
medical students and a Special Topics course for
graduate students. Dr. Charleen Moore is director
of the course.

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May 2011

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Do you want to be able to search the Library Catalog, Pubmed, E-Journals, or Google Scholar without going to
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When you find an e-journal article that requires a subscription, do you wish there was a way you could just
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Would you like to know instantly if the article you found on Google Scholar is available through the library?
LibX, a new research tool from your Libraries, does all this and more. LibX works with Firefox and Internet
Explorer, and allows you to integrate your workflow and The Libraries‟ resources wherever you are. LibX
provides you with a toolbar for searching a variety of The Libraries‟ resources, integrates itself with any Web
page that provides you with an ISBN, and reloads pages via our proxy service so you can quickly access
subscription e-journal articles off-campus. Use LibX to search for your information any way you like!
If you have not downloaded LibX you can download from the Library Tools page. For more information on
how to use LibX you can view our LibX guide.
Luke Rosenberger, Director of Library Technology & Special Collections
Kelley Minars, Web Services Librarian
Eric Willman, Systems Librarian

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May 2011

Victor Oliveros’ materials on border health: now available

After his retirement from the Laredo, Texas Health Department in 2005, Mr. Victor
Oliveros, who was Chief of Environmental Health Services and a founder of the US-
Mexico Border Health Commission, donated a collection of materials related to
border health to the UT Health Science Center Libraries. The materials included
papers and government reports as well as slides showing deteriorating
environmental conditions along the U.S. Mexico border at Laredo/Nuevo Laredo.
The slides, which Mr. Oliveros used during presentations, illustrate the
interdependency of the sister cities, as people, animals, and disease vectors move
freely between them.
The donated materials have been catalogued and can be found by using the library
catalog with the keyword “Oliveros.”
Physical documents are located at the Laredo Regional Campus Library at 1937 East Bustamante Street.
The usable slides have been turned into a presentation, and these are available as a link from http://
The web page also includes a brief biography of Victor Oliveros and an oral history that was conducted
with Mr. Oliveros by Pennie Borchers, Special Collections Librarian.
Linda Levy
Assistant Director for Branch Libraries and Database Services

Coming to the Briscoe Library in May: Exhibit and speaker will

explore the healing properties of color
Canadian artist Leanne Venier‟s abstract paintings
utilize color to create states of serenity and physical
well-being. Both bold and subtle, the hues in her work
influence the viewer‟s psyche much the same way
music affects emotion through sound.
Leanne Venier‟s paintings will be on view in the Briscoe
Library Information Commons and the Lecture Hall
Foyer during May and June. On June 9 from noon to 1
p.m. the public is invited to hear the artist‟s
presentation on “The Color Effect” in the Howe
Conference Room, 5th floor of the library. The talk will
be free of charge and open to all. Leanne Venier’s paintings will be on display in the
Briscoe Library during May and June.
For more information contact Pennie Borchers, Special
Collections Librarian:
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New Collections in the Digital Archive

The UT Health Science Center Libraries have added new items to the Digital Archive:
The Medical School Yearbooks Project and the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation
Medical School Yearbooks Project
Curious about what a Health Science Center student looked like in 1971 or what the
School of Medicine faculty looked like in 1981? Check out the Medical School Yearbooks
Project in the library‟s Digital Archive. The Medical School Yearbooks Project is part of
the University History Collection and consists of several volumes of the medical school
yearbook in digital format. All of the yearbooks in the Digital Archive are either owned
by the UT Health Science Center Libraries or have been loaned to the library for
digitization purposes. For more information about the Medical School Yearbooks Project
Currently, years 1983 and 1984 are missing from the Digital Archive; if you have a copy
of either of these years and would be willing to lend it to the library for digitization,
please contact the Digital Archive Team at
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Collection
The Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) Collection is a compilation of theses and
dissertations produced at the UT Health Science Center in digital format. Currently the
Digital Archive has copies from 2004 to the present. This collection will be updated on a
continuous basis. For more information about the ETD Collection click here:

Andrea N. Schorr Eric Willman

Cataloging and Acquisitions Librarian Systems Librarian

NLM offers History of Medicine volunteer internship program

The National Library of Medicine‟s History of Medicine Division in Bethesda, MD, welcomes applications for
its volunteer internship program from undergraduate students in any discipline, current graduate students in
library science or information studies, archival studies, cultural studies, film studies, history of medicine and
science, museum studies, preservation, public heath, or related programs. The program is open to qualified
individuals of any age and background who would wish to offer their experiences and skills.
For further information, visit the website of the National Library of Medicine:

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May 2011

New to the shelves in the Briscoe Library...

Essential guide to blood Evidence-based
coagulation / edited by public health / Ross
Jovan P. Antovic, C. Brownson ... [et
Margareta Blomback.
Oxford ; New York :
Chichester, West Oxford University
Sussex, UK ; Hoboken, Press, c2011.
N.J. : Wiley-Blackwell, WA 100 E93 2011.
WH 310 E78 2010.

The American Curriculum

Psychiatric Publishing development and
textbook of evaluation in
psychosomatic nursing / [edited by]
medicine : psychiatric Sarah B. Keating.
care of the medically ill / New York : Springer
edited by James L. Pub. Co., c2011.
Levenson. WY 18 K25c 2011.
Washington, D.C. :
American Psychiatric
Pub., c2011.
WM 90 A512 2011.

Andrea N. Schorr
Cataloging and Acquisitions Librarian

News from the UT Health Science Center Susan Hunnicutt, Editor:
Libraries is published at the beginning of each Kelley Minars, Web Editor:
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:

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