UAMS Library Collections
The Book Collection consists of 42,038 volumes representing 35,342 titles and is housed on the third floor of the Library. Books are arranged according to the National Library of Medicine classification schedule supplemented with Library of Congress classification numbers for non-medical subject areas. The main source of books in this collection is an approval plan established with Majors Scientific Books. Faculty and student recommendations for books are encouraged as a vital means of supplying books relevant to the curriculum, research, and clinical needs of this campus.
New Books Shelf
Each week the staff places the newly cataloged books on the New Book Shelf. These books will remain here a week during which time patrons may sign a request to be notified when the book is available to circulate.
The Core Collection is a small collection of non-circulating, heavily used basic materials, primarily recent textbooks, which cover all areas of health sciences. This collection is adjacent to the Information Desk and the Circulation Desk and is used as a quick reference source. A duplicate copy of these books will be found with the Book Collection on the third floor. Books are added to the Core Collection based on local needs and requests by faculty and students.
The Reference Collection is a non-circulating collection found on the first floor of the Library. Books in the collection are arranged by National Library of Medicine classification numbers.
In addition the Reference Collection provides access to electronic searching of databases and full text resources in the biomedical and health related fields.
Consumer Health Collection: The Library maintains a small collection of reference books aimed at health care consumers. These books are not available for checkout.
Women in Medicine and Science Resource Collection
The Women in Medicine and Science Resource Collection was established in 2001 by the UAMS College of Medicine Women's Faculty Development Caucus to honor UAMS women. These books about women in medicine and science will be shelved in the regular book collection. A listing of this collection is available online.
Historical Research Center
History of Medicine Collection
The History of Medicine Collection, located on the second floor in the Historical Research Center, contains medical classics, many published prior to 1925. These materials are included in the online catalog and may circulate with the approval of the Head of the Historical Research Center.
The Archives Collection is located on the second floor of the Library as part of the Historical Research Center. The purpose of the institutional archives is to collect, preserve, index and make available for use the following types of records documenting the growth and development of the campus:
The Library's online catalog includes records for many of these archival materials. Materials in the Archives are non-circulating and may be accessed with the assistance of Historical Research Center personnel.
The Schlumberger Collection, also in the Historical Research Center, contains books on a broad range of subjects. Pathology is the major emphasis in the collection, with anatomy and biographies of scientists two other areas of concentration. Most of these books were donated by Dr. Hans G. Schlumberger's family. These materials are included in the online catalog and may circulate with the approval of the Head of the Historical Research Center.
The books remaining from this collection were incorporated into the regular book collection in 1999.
The Langston Book Collection at UAMS Library was established as a memorial to William (Bill) Cleaver Langston, Jr. in 1943. Bill was the son of William C. Langston, Professor and Head of the Department of Anatomy, who retired in 1957. Bill was a junior medical student at UAMS when he died of astrocytoma in 1943. The scope of the Langston Book Collection was defined as "spiritual in connotation, relating to the study and practice of medicine - including morality, compassion, and humaneness in the Judeo-Christian philosophy - with a view to broadening the scientist in service to his fellow man and his relationship to God."
The Library has 3,897 paid and gift subscriptions and 113,729 bound journal volumes. The current Journal Collection (volumes 1990-to date) is shelved on the second floor arranged alphabetically by title. Journal volumes published from 1966 through 1989 are shelved alphabetically by title on the third floor. Journals published before 1966 are stored in the UAMS Distribution Center and will be retrieved upon request. The Journal Collection may be used only within the Library. For access to the Library's electronic journals, click here.
The audiovisual collection is located on the 3rd floor of the library and consists of 6,532 items, representing 2,479 titles. As with the book collection, AV titles are arranged according to the National Library of Medicine and Library of Congress schedules. Access is restricted to health sciences professionals in training or in practice, and to UAMS staff members. The collection consists of programs in audiocassette, slide, and videocassette formats and accompanying guides. AV material may either be used on machinery in the library, or checked out for 3 days at a time. New titles are purchased primarily upon recommendation by UAMS faculty (preview request forms are available upon request). Older titles are always discarded when new editions are received.
Learning Resource Center
The Library Learning Resource Center's (LRC) collection of computer-based instructional programs and the equipment to support them are housed on the 5th and 3rd floors of the Library, and a 24-hour accessible computer student lab on the 5th floor of the Education II Building. The LRC supports materials in Windows compatible and MAC OS format. The LRC purchases programs that support the curricula and that have been evaluated and recommended for purchase by faculty in the various colleges.
The LRC serves as a computer testing facility for all colleges using WebCT, Authorware, Perception and other web based exams.
Support for hand held devices and software, scanning, and creating Adobe PDF files is also available.
The LRC also maintains the Teaching Resource Center (TRC) equipment and computer programs that are used to support faculty in the development of instructional programs, such as Adobe Photoshop, iMovie, Dreamweaver, Impatica for PowerPoint, Impatica OnCue, REMARK, and Authorware in the Teaching Resource Center on the third floor. The UAMS Teaching and Technology Committee and the Library are sponsors of the TRC. LRC staff assist faculty in using the equipment and software. Contact LRC staff to discuss use of these programs.
Located on the third floor of the Library is an Access Grid that allows real-time video conferencing with other Access Grid nodes and H.323 compressed video sites. For information or reservations, please contact LibraryAccessGrid@UAMS.EDU.
Use of computer programs is restricted to UAMS faculty, staff, and students.
Last Updated: 02/05/2010
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