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Memorial Day Staffed Hours

Memorial Day Weekend Information Desk staffed hours are:

  • Saturday, May 26 – 1:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Sunday, May 27 – 2:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Monday, May 28 – No Staff

Library resources continue to be accessible 24/7 with current UTHSC netid.

Have a safe holiday!

Library Sponsoring Lecture on African-American Contributions to Civil War Medicine

The Library’s Health Sciences Historical Collections is pleased to announce Dr. Timothy Fabian’s lecture, The American Civil War: Hidden African American Contributions and Medical Advances. Dr. Fabian, Professor in the UTHSC Department of Surgery, will present his lecture in connection with the NLM traveling exhibit currently on display at the library, Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African American Contributions to Civil War Medicine.

Dr. Timothy Fabian received his medical degree from Loyola University. After a fellowship and faculty appointment at Emory University, he joined the UTHSC faculty in 1980. He is a Professor in the Department of Surgery and served as Chair of that department from 1999 until 2016. He is a past President of both the Eastern and American Associations for the Surgery of Trauma and has authored over 40 book chapters and 400 peer-reviewed manuscripts. Dr. Fabian was inspired to study the subject of African Americans in Civil War medicine after seeing the NLM traveling exhibit a few years ago.

The lecture will be Tuesday, March 27, at noon, in GEB A204. Light refreshments will be served, and the first 25 attendees will receive a free box lunch. The lecture is open to all students, staff, and faculty. Please contact Jennifer Langford at jwelch30@uthsc.edu for more information.

Library Hosting NLM Traveling Exhibit on African Americans in Civil War Medicine

The Health Sciences Library is pleased to announce the opening of a traveling exhibit produced by the National Library of Medicine: Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine. The exhibit will be on display on the 2nd floor of the Lamar Alexander building from Monday, March 5 until Saturday, April 14. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Files Trial Through September 2018

The UTHSC Library has trial access to the Case Files Collection from McGraw-Hill through September 2018.

Please try it out here and then take our survey.

To learn more about Case Files, see this video: https://youtu.be/ZwHSTLK33dk

Description from the publisher:

“AccessMedicine’s Case Files® Collection from McGraw-Hill Education offers the best-selling Case Files® content in an interactive format. Updated regularly, this comprehensive case collection helps students learn and apply basic science and clinical medicine concepts in the context of realistic patient cases. The Case Files® Collection can help students at all levels excel in coursework and in clinical rotations; and allow faculty to include clinical cases into their digital curricula. The Case Files® Collection provides premier case content with the goal of improving learning outcomes through exposure to clinical cases. The Case Files® Collection features:

  • The complete collection of basic science, clinical medicine, and post-graduate level cases from 23 Case Files® series books
  • An interactive format to help students learn and retain knowledge through exposure to realistic patient cases
  • Personalized functionality to let users mark their progress through completed and unseen cases”

PubMed Not Functioning Correctly

UPDATE, as of 1pm (2/12/18): The errors appears to have been fixed and PubMed appears to be functioning normally.

Original post (11:10am): PubMed is having issues when clicking on citation for abstract page. Reports are widespread on Twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23pubmed, so it is not unique to UTHSC.

We have contacted PubMed support, they are working on it!

E-Journal Finder links and holdings not displaying

UPDATE: This issue has been resolved as of January 25 2018 3:00pm EST

Original post:

E-Journal Finder links and holdings not displaying as of Wednesday afternoon, January 24, 2018.

The vendor has been notified and is working on resotring this service as soon as possible.

As an alternative check the Library catalog or Discovery Search.

Access Issues: JCR Update


  • Journal Citation Reports (JCR) is available again as of Jan. 9, 2018

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Short-term carrel checkouts begin in January

In an effort to more efficiently utilize student study space, effective Tuesday, January 2, 2018, the fifth-floor study carrels are available for a shortened, fixed time check out.  Study carrel keys are due by 3:00 PM, the day following check out.  The demand for quiet, short term, individual study rooms is high. Short-term check out allows the library to maximize the use and number of carrels available to students. For more information please call the Information Desk at 448-5634.

ILLiad Unavailable between 1-3pm Central time, Friday, October 6, 2017

The ILLiad server is scheduled to be upgraded Friday, October 6, 2017 between 1-3pm Central time.

The service will be unavailable during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience, but the vendor does not offer weekend or evening upgrades.

This upgrade is primarily behind the scenes bug fixes with no new functionality on the public side.

New database “AccessSurgery” available

AccessSurgery has just been added to the UTHSC Health Sciences Library Databases. Access is available on campus and off campus (NetID and password required). Read the rest of this entry »