Redesigned library website debuts over the holidays

The UT Health Science Center Libraries debuted a redesigned website over the holidays.  The new website went live on Sunday, December 25, 2011.  The new website incorporates a number of ideas developed through usability testing with students, faculty and staff:

  • A new Library Search box is featured in the center of the Libraries’ main webpage.  One tab in that search box allows you to perform a library catalog keyword search from the home page; another will allow you to enter a PubMed Identifier (PMID) for an article to immediately check for online access to that article.  Other tabs allow you to search the database list, e journal list, or e-book list by title.
  • “Resources For…” is a new set of portal pages designed for the unique needs of main groups of library users: custom collections of resources for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community.
  • The “I Need To…” pages are guides to some of the most common tasks that library users need to perform: researching a topic, finding a specific article or book, finding study space or using computers, and more.

That is  just the beginning — we have incorporated many improvements throughout this new website and hope it will meet the needs of our campus community.  You can still find a link to each of the UT Health Science Center Libraries – Briscoe, Ramirez, Laredo, P.I. Nixon Medical Historical, and the Jesse H. Jones at TRP — on the new home page.  We are eager to hear your feedback and suggestions so we can continue to develop and improve our website going forward.  Let us know what you think!  Comments can be sent to

Luke Rosenberger, Director for Library Technology and Historical Collections