Author Archive: UTHSC Library

Scopus Access Restored April 2, 2014

Access to the Scopus citation database has been restored as of April 2, 2014.

We apologize for the inconvenience.


Scopus Unavailable April 1, 2014

The Scopus citation database is currently unavailable. We are working with the vendor to restore access as soon as possible.

We apologize for the inconvenience.


Server Maintenance May Be Performed on Sunday Mornings between 8am and 11am

Server maintenance may be performed on Sunday mornings between 8am and 11am and result in temporary unavailability of ejournals, databases, and the online catalog.

Normally outages should last no longer than 10 minutes and will not occur every Sunday morning.


CINAHL and Discovery Search Intermittent between 8pm and 10pm

CINAHL and Discovery Search, two databases from EBSCO, may be unavailable or intermittent between 8pm and 10pm, Friday, March 28, 2013.

The vendor will be performing network upgrades.

Vendor alert


ClinicalKey Errors

UPDATE: This appears to be resolved as of Thursday morning (3/20), 8:30 am. If you are still having problems, email Paul Gahn.

As of Wednesday afternoon, March 19, 2014, ClinicalKey may result in an “ajax timedout” error.

This is primarily an off-campus issue, but some of our links to ClinicalKey content are directed through a proxy server and may affect on-campus users as well.

This is due to an unannounced vendor upgrade.

You may be able to access content with this new proxy server still in beta: http://ezproxy.uthsc.edu/login?url=http://www.clinicalkey.com/.
However, if off-campus, you will need to add and/or acknowledge a security exception in your browser by clicking Continue and/or Accept. Also, if you have your directory entry suppressed, you will be denied access through the ezproxy link. We are still working on how to resolve that issue.


Health Sciences Library Better Aligns Collection With Campus Priorities

Over the last two years the Health Sciences Library has put a special emphasis on better aligning our collections and resources with campus priorities and the mission of the university.

Our Wiley pay-per-view service has increased access to biomedical journals by over 800 titles. AccessMedicine has added over 85 of the leading medical textbooks to our collection. ClinicalKey has also expanded our e-journal and e-book collections significantly. We have added the Joanna Briggs Institute – Evidence Based Practices collection, which is widely regarded as one of the world’s best collections of evidence–based information from across the globe.

Recently, we added nearly 350 e-book titles from the Doody’s Core Titles – Essentials collection for the health sciences. When we began this project we only had access to 26% of the titles in this collection, but when completed we will boast 95% access.

For more information on the Health Sciences Library’s new resources, please click on this link.


The Library is Closed on March 3, 2014

Due to weather, the library will be closed on March 3, 2014. Most of the library’s electronic resources can be accessed remotely using your NetID and password.


Annual Review and Taylor & Francis Online Temporarily Unavailable This Weekend

On Saturday, March 1, 2014 beginning at 10:00AM, the Annual Reviews’ website and Taylor & Francis Online, two of the providers of our electronic journals, will experience routine maintenance to its’ data storage and platform upgrade. The work is expected to take up to 16 hours to end around 2:00AM, Sunday, March 2, 2014, during which time you can expect their websites to be unavailable. Both technical support teams are apologizing in advance for any inconveniences.


The Library is Open

The Health Sciences Library has reopened! We are now located temporarily on the 6th floor of the Alexander Building. Our times and services are limited, so visit our Renovation Updates page for more information.


Library Renovation Update — We’re Moving (Temporarily)

At midnight, December 19, 2013, 24/7 library access will end due to the library renovation. At 5:00 p.m. on December 20, the library will officially close until January 24, 2014. During this period, everything in the library (e.g., books, shelving, furniture, offices, materials) will be packed up and moved to the Alexander 6th floor.

At 8:00 a.m. on January 24, the library will reopen on the 6th floor with curtailed services and limited space. When we reopen on the 6th floor, the new library hours will be:

  • Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. — 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 2:00 p.m. — 10:00 p.m.

These hours will remain in effect until such time as library floors 2, 3, and 4 are completely renovated, and we move back downstairs (e.g., 6-12 months). Then, they will complete work on the 5th floor and the renovation will be complete!

There will be no 24/7 library access during the renovation period, and the library will be closed to non-UTHSC patrons. Only UTHSC students, faculty, and staff will routinely be allowed entrance to the library during the renovation period.

If you have any questions, contact us. For more information, go to our Renovation Updates page.