Author Archive: UTHSC Library

Library Closing for Thanksgiving

The Health Sciences Library in Memphis is closing for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Wednesday, November 25th, at 5:00 pm. The library will reopen on Monday, November 30, at 8:00 am. During this closing the library will not be available for 24/7 access, and the card swipe into the library will be turned off.

PubMed Tip: Try “UT Links” if “UT Full-Text” Doesn’t Work

The UTHSC Library Link Resolver:  has been added as an option in PubMed in the upper right corner of every abstract page when accessed from the library homepage.

   will continue to appear when available, however there are some articles where the link provided by Pubmed is not successfully linking, especially when off-campus.  

So, if UT Full-Text doesn’t work, try clicking on UT Links.

Example: PMID 17710010 (Ovid) Read the rest of this entry »

Off-Campus Access Unavailable: 9:15pm, Friday, October 30, 2015

Off-campus library access will be interrupted at approximately 9:15 pm on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 to install an update on the ezproxy server. Downtime is estimated to be 10-15 minutes.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Links to E-Journals from Catalog Resulting in 404 Errors

October 30, 2015 update: No old atoz links that don’t properly resolve should remain in the catalog ( Catalog records with the old URL remain in Discovery Search, but we have an upload pending and should be updated by early next week (Nov. 2-4)

October 27, 2015 update: Almost 9,000 catalog records have been updated, resolving the 404/$lang=en issue. Approximately 700 catalog records remain with the old url. We are working to prioritize that list and update the remaining to the new url syntax.

October 9, 2015 original post: Links to e-Journals from our library catalog,, are currently resulting in 404 error pages. This is a result of our vendor, EBSCO, appending the following to the end of the URL: &lang=en

EBSCO is working to resolve this issue by removing this from the URL when they redirect to the publisher page and sending us a new set of records to replace our current catalog records. In the meantime, there are several options:

  • In some cases, you can just modify the resulting URL by removing &lang=en and reloading the page.
  • If removing &lang=eng and reloading doesn’t work, you may need to navigate the publishers site to find the journal page.
  • Try searching our new E-Journals Finder. Links from Finder are not redirected and appended in the same way.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

E-Journals List changing to E-Journals Finder

The E-Journals List ( available on the library’s home page under Popular Resources will be changing to E-Journals Finder on Tuesday, October 6, 2015.

Advantages of the updated interface include:

  • Faster response!
  • Predictive, auto suggestion search, as you type.

The default browsing list of titles A-Z is gone, however EBSCO says this new searching platform reduces time to finding a journal from 2.5 minutes to just seconds. Browsing journal titles by discipline is available, however searching by journal title will be more common and useful.

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Library Open 24/7

The UTHSC Library in Memphis will be open 24/7 for study space until further notice.

A valid UTHSC ID badge is required for access.

Regular library services hours will remain:

  • Mon-Thu: 8 am – 12 midnight
  • Fri: 8 am – 11 pm
  • Sat: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Sun: 2 pm – 12 midnight

24/7 Study Space Access Aug. 29 – Sept. 12

The UTHSC Library in Memphis will be open 24/7 for study space, August 29 through Sept. 12, 2015.

A valid UTHSC ID badge is required for access.

Library services hours will remain:

  • Mon-Thu: 8 am – 12 midnight
  • Fri: 8 am – 11 pm
  • Sat: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Sun: 2 pm – 12 midnight

No library staff will be present on Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2015.

Library Closed Independence Day

These are the library’s hours for the Independence Day weekend:

  • Thursday, July 2, 2015, 8am – 5pm.
  • Friday, July 3, 2015, closed.
  • Saturday, July 4, 2015, closed.
  • Sunday, July 5, 2015, closed.

Access Services Librarian Position

The Health Sciences Library is searching for a full time Access Services librarian to work evenings and weekends.

For more information, download the job description here.

Library Closed April 3-5, 2015 for Spring Holiday

The library in Memphis (877 Madison) will close Thursday night, April 2nd at midnight.

We will be closed for the Spring Holiday Friday, April 3rd through Sunday, April 5, 2015.

24/7 access will resume Monday, April 6 at 8 am (through April 26).

E-journals and databases will be available remotely for the duration.