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News From the Libraries: March 2024

Historical photo of the lecture halls being built on the Long Campus.
Growing rapidly out of date, this recent photo shows progress on the 20,000 square foot classroom building expected to be open late in 1980. - UTHSCSA News, August 10th, 1979.

Art Exhibit: Dr. Apurva Bonde

Dr. Apurva BondeThis month in the library we're featuring art by Apurva Bondae, M.D., Assistant Professor of Abdominal Radiology. Dr. Bonde is practicing faculty at the MARC, and specializes in diagnostic radiology.

Her paintings are on display in the library lobby, The Hub, and on the 5th floor out front of the Nixon Library throughout the month of March.

More about Dr. Bonde

I have been painting as a hobby since childhood, starting with watercolor landscapes and later moving to acrylics. I loved exploring other techniques of madhubani, mandala and resin and created a few pieces using these techniques. COVID allowed me more time to explore my art, as I isolated myself from my family for their safety. Sharing my artwork with others brings me a lot of happiness.

View more of Dr. Bonde's art.

Accelerate Your Research with LibKey Nomad

Searching for research articles can be time intensive and full of traffic jams. Thankfully, we have a tool to make getting to your destination quicker and easier. LibKey Nomad is a browser extension that provides instant links to full text articles the library subscribes to, right when you need it.

After installation, Nomad will show up on sites like PubMed, Wikipedia, Scopus and other databases where you’ll find blue icons next to articles, citations, and references. If the library subscribes, you’re just one click away from full text. For items we don’t subscribe to, Nomad will link you to alternative options, such as ordering a copy through Interlibrary Loan. Nomad takes a lot of the guesswork and back and forth out of the research process, saving you time and peace of mind.

If you’d like to give it a spin, LibKey Nomad is available for Firefox, Chrome, Edge, Safari, Brave, and Vivaldi.

Want to learn more?

SciFinder Enhancements

A one-stop shop for information about chemistry and related sciences. Content is provided by several Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) databases, and includes information about chemical substances and reactions, biology, life sciences, food sciences, engineering, and more.

SciFinder is a specialty database that requires you to create a separate account on their site. Register Here

Screenshot of CAS SciFinder Add to Project pageNew enhancements include: 

  • View these references will display up to 25 presented references as a result set where you can apply filters or visualizations.
  • Add all to Project opens the Projects dialog where you can select an existing Project or create a new one. With the recent Project enhancements, this is an easy way to share recommendations with a colleague.
  • Save all opens a save dialog to create a new saved item and add tags as desired.

For more information, see release notes

March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month!

National Nutrition Month is an annual campaign celebrated in March, dedicated to promoting the importance of making informed food choices and developing healthy eating and physical activity habits.

Spearheaded by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, this initiative aims to raise awareness about the significance of nutrition in achieving optimal health and well-being.

The theme for National Nutrition Month changes each year, focusing on different aspects of nutrition and wellness. The theme for 2024 is Beyond the Table, which focuses on farm-to-table, including food production and distribution and how that impacts eating at home and on the go.

This year also focuses on sustainability, including reducing food waste.

Learn More

Featured eBook of the Month

Nutrition: Maintaining and Improving Health

Geoffrey P. Webb

The author provides an evidence-based evaluation of many key nutrition beliefs and philosophies. The book contains in-depth and critical reviews of the methods used to evaluate nutritional intakes/status and the observational and experimental used to investigate putative links between dietary factors and health outcome. It covers the role of food as a source of energy and nutrients while discussing the non-nutritional roles of food and the social and psychological factors that influence food choice. Presenting a critical discussion on the value of nutrition research linking specific foods or nutrients to specific diseases which encourages students to question the value of some current nutrition research.

This is essential reading for all nutrition and dietetics students with different backgrounds who are studying nutrition as a specific discipline for the first time.

Check out the book through Taylor & Francis, provided by the Briscoe Library.

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