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News From the Libraries: April 2024

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April 2024 New eBooks

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We have 32 new titles for you this month! These include:

  • Conn's Current Therapy 2024
  • Gordis Epidemiology, 7th Edition
  • Ocular Pathology, 9th Edition
  • On Call: Principles and Protocols, 7th Edition
  • Volpe's Neurology of the Newborn, 7th Edition

View all the new books!

Library Databases Facelift

screenshot of updated database pageOur library databases page has recently gotten a facelift!

If you haven't visited before, this page is where you can browse our entire list of offered databases.

This aesthetic improvement should make browsing our list of databases easier and more attractive, while offering a few new features.

  • A featured database list
  • A notification space for new trials and offerings
  • A legend to help you navigate
  • Embedded library chat
  • A list of helpful links

View the Library Databases page.


The library now has dedicated access to PolicyMap!

PolicyMap LogoEarlier this year we ran a trial of PolicyMap, and thanks to all your feedback we were able to secure a full license. Thank you! Your feedback is invaluable in helping us choose the best resources for the campus.

What is PolicyMap?

An online (no software installation needed) U.S. national data and mapping tool and analytics platform with multidisciplinary applications for college students and faculty. Undergraduate and graduate schools use PolicyMap in their curriculum and research related to social sciences, urban studies, real estate and housing analysis, community and economic development, public administration, public health, policy and political science, education, business, economics, statistics, and geography, among others. Users can leverage thousands of U.S. data indicators in PolicyMap to perform demographic and socioeconomic analysis, from a neighborhood census block group in many cases up to a national level, as well as create custom regions for their research and studies.  

PolicyMap Features

  • Easily create high-quality maps.
  • Use our unlimited self-service data loader to overlay your address-level data on top of PolicyMap data. Download our data for your research, mapping, and presentation tools such as Tableau, or integrate data into SQL, R, Python, and more workflows.
  •  Instantly run community profiles or community health reports for any area
  • Analyze any community with multi-layer maps to identify hot spots or gaps

Look for Blog Posts, Customer Stories, sample Maps, Tables, and Reports:

  • Access the curated collection related to Social Determinants of Health
  • Our Blog features stories on Mapping Consumer Spending Habits, Internet Access Disparities, the Social Drivers of Health, and more!
  • Visit PolicyMap Support for tutorials, training videos, and the training calendar.
  • A complete list of our data related to Demographics, Incomes and Spending, Housing, Lending, Quality of Life, Economy, Education, and Health can be found here.

PolicyMap for Data and Community Health

LibKey Nomad

Introducing a new tool for accessing library resources:

Users can now download the LibKey Nomad browser extension for easy, one-click access to scholarly articles through the UT Health San Antonio Library.

LibKey Nomad automatically provides instant links to articles from journals subscribed to by your library – and Open Access sources – connecting you to literature discovered on the web. It works with your library to determine the fastest path to content across thousands of publishers and millions of articles and adds support to PubMed, Wikipedia and hundreds of other scholarly publisher websites and research databases.

UT Academic Health Works

Scrabble pieces spelling out ResearchUT Academic Health Works.  What are they?  Simply put, they are the theses, dissertations, and DNP projects authored by UT Health graduate students. This feature is meant to showcase one thesis or dissertation and a DNP project to share some of the topics and areas of interest being researched by UT Health graduate students, both past and present.

This Month's Features


A cadaveric study of the branching patterns and variations of the radial artery
Author: Jasmine M. De Mange

DNP Project

Improving patient participation and outcomes in an outpatient psychiatric setting
Author: Jasmine A. Scott

Featured eBook of the Month

Physical Diagnosis Secrets

Salvatore Mangione, Peter D. Sullivan, Michael S. Wagner

The third edition of this text provides up-to-date coverage of the full range of essential topics in physical diagnosis and health assessment. This .resource features a popular question-and-answer format and includes lists, tables, pearls, memory aids, and an easy to read style.

This edition includes point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in almost every chapter, highlighting the uses and benefits of blending traditional bedside skills with newer techniques for patients, teachers, and students.

Check out the book through Clinical Key, provided by the Briscoe Library.

Did you know the library has ebooks? Browse our collections that cover everything from the health sciences to literature.