Author Archive: UTHSC Library

Library Closing for Spring Holiday 2016

The library in Memphis (877 Madison) will close Thursday night, March 24, 2016 at 5pm.

We will be closed for the Spring Holiday Friday, March 25 through Sunday, March 27, 2016.

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

Spring 2016 Library Newsletter

The Spring/Summer 2016 issue of INFOnews, the Health Sciences Library newsletter, is now available from the library’s website, or by direct download from here.

Newsletter Content:

  • New Interim Director
  • Mobile Resources Research Guide
  • Research & Learning Connection
  • Spring 2016 Library Workshops
  • Welcome New Faculty
  • Got History?
  • Staff Focus
  • Break Time!

AccessMedicine Available Again

Update: AccessMedicine is available again as of 10:30am.

AccessMedicine is unavailable as of Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, 9:30am.

We have contacted the vendor and are waiting a response.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

UPDATE: Ezproxy server is up again

10:15am UPDATE: Ezproxy server is now up again. ITS has resolved the issue.

9am: The library ezproxy server is unexpectedly down this morning, Friday, February 26, 2016.

This means off-campus is unavailable.

For on-campus, you can copy databases links and paste in your browser address bar, but then remove the ezproxy prefix “”. Then try to load the page.


Change: to

E-journal cannot be similarly modified. ITS Computing Services is working to restore the server as soon as possible.

Zika Virus Resource List

The Zika Virus seems to have spread almost overnight around the globe. The Disaster Information Management Research Center at the National Library of Medicine has assembled a broad list of resources on this important topic. You can find it by clicking on the link above or here.

Library Closed Friday, January 22, 2016 Due to Inclement Weather

Because the UTHSC campus in Memphis is closed due to inclement weather forecast, the UTHSC Health Sciences Library will also be closed on Friday, January 22, 2016.

The library will close at midnight, Thursday (1/21/16) and 24/7 access will be suspended.

24/7 access will resume at 8:00 am on Saturday, January 23rd, weather permitting.

E-journals and databases remain accessible remotely 24/7.

Library Closed on Martin Luther King Day

In honor of Martin Luther King Day the library will close and 24/7 access suspended on Sunday, January 17, at 12 am (midnight). The library will reopen for normal hours and for 24/7 on Tuesday, January 19, at 8 am.

Not all Open Access Journals are Equal

The Open Access movement offers a different publishing model that shifts the cost of publication from the publisher to the author or institution. This feature of Open Access has been exploited by some unscrupulous publishers to provide services that they do not deliver on. Beall’s List of Potential, Possible, or Probable Predatory Scholarly Open-Access Publishers has just been updated and contains a list of journals that authors may want to consult before submitting an article.

Library Holiday Hours

Library hours will change in observance of the upcoming winter holiday.

The library will close and 24/7 access suspended beginning on Friday, December 18, at 5:00 pm.

The library will be open Monday, December 28 until Thursday, December 31 2015. Library hours on these four days will be 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and there will be no 24/7 access.

The library will be closed on New Year’s Day, Friday, January 1 through Sunday, January 3, 2016.

The library will reopen for normal hours on Monday, January 4, 2016, and 24/7 access for students will resume.

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.