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Library Forms

Library Account Registration

Request Forms

  • Literature Search Request – Request a librarian-mediated literature search.  (This fee-based service is available to faculty/staff and non-affiliated library users.  Students should instead request help from a librarian.)
  • Print Course Reserves Form – Instructor requests for print materials to be put in the Library Reserve Collection. Can be filled out, saved and emailed to AskaLibrarian@uthscsa.edu or printed and brought to the Circulation Desk with department or personal materials.

Classroom Software Installation

Comments and Suggestions

Records Management & University Archives Forms

To Submit Records Management Forms

Call Owen Ellard, at (210) 567-2413 with questions.

Literature Search Services

Librarians are available to conduct searches of a variety of databases, including some that are not available for self-searching. Charges for search services may vary depending on user affiliation, preparation and search time, and database vendor charges.

Who can place a mediated search request?

Online searches can be requested by Health Science Center-affiliated faculty and staff members, area health professionals, and community members for personal use. You will be contacted by a librarian to discuss your request if clarification is needed.

How long does it take?

Maximum turn-around time is usually 24 to 48 hours. Except for searches that are requested in situations of clinical emergency for patient care, mediated searches are not completed on the weekends or holidays. Non-emergency searches received on a weekend or holidays will be referred to a librarian on the next business day.

What will I receive?

Search results in the form of a list of citations will be emailed.
For additional information, call the Library’s On-Call Librarian at (210) 567-2450.

Print and Copy Services

How do I pay for photocopying and printing?

Photocopies and print jobs can be paid for with personal or departmental account cards. Cards can be used at print/copy release stations in the Briscoe Library, the Laredo Library, and at select photocopiers and printers  in the School of Nursing and the Research Administration Building (RAB).

Where are printers and photocopiers located?

Location Type of equipment
Briscoe Library 3rd Floor
  • Multi-function (copy, print, scan), Black & White
  • Multi-function (copy, print, scan, fax), Color
Laredo Library
  • Multi-function (copy, print, scan, fax), Black & White
  • Laserjet printer, Black & White
Texas Research Park, SBC Conference Center, Room 1.110
  • Black & White printer

Can I print from my laptop?

Yes, if you have a laptop with wireless network access, or are plugged in to our network, you can print to the Libraries’ printers. You will need to download and install our printers. We have broken down the printers by locations, just select the ones that you need: http://library.uthscsa.edu/2011/11/i-need-to-print-from-my-laptop/. Regular printing charges apply.

How much does it cost?

All photocopies are 10 cents per page. Black and white printing is also 10 cents per page. Color printing costs 50 cents per page. Two-sided printouts are charged as 2 pages.

My card doesn’t seem to be working. Who can help me?

Please contact Library staff for assistance with your copy card at (210) 567-2440. For assistance with your departmental account card, please contact the Library Administration Office at (210) 567-2400.

How do I create a copy card personal account?

Copy cards are debit accounts created using the magnetic strip on a HSC ID or Texas Driver License. You can bring an appropriate ID to the Circulation Desk at each Library and create an account from $1 to $50 in value. Deposits at the Briscoe Library can be made by cash, check or credit card. You can also create copy card accounts and add value to existing accounts at the Add Value Station at the Nursing School copier area. The Add Value Station only accepts paper money. Value can also be added with a credit card by calling the Briscoe Library Circulation Desk at (210) 567-2440.
Library users who do not have a HSC ID or Texas Driver License may borrow a Guest card at the Briscoe Circulation Desk.

What is a departmental printing account card?

A departmental printing account card may be used to pay for photocopying and printing at all photocopiers and Pharos Stations in the Library, at a cost of 11 cents per copy. Health Science Center Departments may obtain account cards by contacting the Library Administration Office at (210) 567-2400. The accounts are billed monthly to HSC departments and have no cash value. Check with your department for the procedure to obtain a departmental account card. Departmental account cards are available for pickup in the Library Administration Office on Monday-Friday between 8-5 pm. You are encouraged to write your name and telephone number on your card as soon as you receive it.

 

Print from a Windows laptop

Please note: When installing this software in the Library please use a wired network connection. Do not use a wireless connection.

Pharos Popups does not currently support 64-bit Windows Vista.

 

  1. Download the Pharos Popups installation file for the location that you wish to be able print to:
    1. Briscoe Library
    2. Nursing School
    3. Research Administration Building
    4. Laredo Library
  2. If you get the “Do you want to run or save this file?” box, click Run.
  3. If you get the “The publisher could not be verified” warning, click Run.
  4. The installation window will open. Click Start. It will take several minutes for the installation to finish.
  5. When the installation finishes, click Finish.

Note: If you wish to install more than once location, simply install each location individually.

Print from my Laptop

Full Featured Printing:

Using the full featured printing requires that you install software for both Windows and Mac. Please select your device below, and follow the directions for setting up wireless printing:

Installation files and instructions can be found online for the following platforms:

Please note: When installing the print software you must be on campus.

Quick Print:

Quick print allows you to print directly from your Browser, without installing any software or packages.

 

Print from My Mobile Device

This section of the instructions applies to both Android and iOS mobile devices.

Please note: if you have already registered a device with Mobile Print, you can skip below to the how to use section. Once registered, the following printers can be selected via mobile print:

Printer Name Printer Location
Briscoe Library Black/White Library – 3rd Floor
Briscoe Library Color Library – 3rd Floor
Briscoe Library 4th Floor Library – 4th Floor
Nursing Student Lounge Nursing School Student Lounge

Register My Email with Pharos Mobile Print

In order to print using Pharos Mobile Print, you must first register an email account(s):

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Printing from My Mobile Device

Please Note: After selecting Print in step 7 below, the print job will automatically begin to print to the selected Printer.

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Print or Copy

Printing and Copy from the library is fast and easy. We have locations across the Long Campus,  Laredo, and the TRP. To print from your laptop you have two options, for all of our locations if you install the printer “information” you can print directly to the printer; for our high traffic areas we have installed a mobile print solution that will let you print from your web browser, smart phone, or tablet.

Mobile/Fast Print:

Our Mobile/Fast print allows you to print quickly to our high traffic areas, to print from your mobile device, follow these instructions: http://library.uthscsa.edu/2014/05/mobile-printing/.

Full Featured/Laptop Print:

Need to print from your laptop, we have you covered, our printing allows you to download and install our printers. This fully featured version allows you to change printing styles, powerpoint’s per page, dimensions, etc. The fully featured version is now available for Mac OsX, Windows 7/8 32 & 64 bit. We have broken down the printers by locations, just select the ones that you need: http://library.uthscsa.edu/2011/11/i-need-to-print-from-my-laptop/.

Copy Service:

The library allows user to print from a variety of locations across campus. Currently, copier/printers are located in the Briscoe Library and in Laredo. If you would like to get a card for printing/copy for your department, please contact the Library Circulation Desk at (210) 567-2400.

Cost:

The library charges $ .10 per page for black and white prints, and $ .50 for color.

Problems/Troubleshooting:

If you ever run into any trouble printing or copying, please contact the library circulation desk (210) 567 – 2440, or email askalibrarian@uthscsa.edu.

Report a problem with library resources

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Research a Topic

When beginning a writing project or paper it is important to find quality articles and books to support your work.  Many writers begin searching for articles in a scholarly database, in addition to finding relevant books.  Although journal articles are most commonly used in health sciences writing topics, some topics may also need research using books.

Get Help if you need help at any time during the research process.  Assistance can be requested from a librarian to help with your research project.

ASK a Question

  • Determine what information you want or need to find?
  • Is the research question focused and specific?
  • Is your information need background information or primary source research articles? (Or both?)

ACQUIRE Appropriate Information

  • Select a resource in which to search. Some topics can be searched in broad biomedical databases such as PubMed or Ovid Medline, but others require a specific subject database such as CINAHL. See the list of UT Health Science Center Libraries Databases by Subject.
  • For books, search the Library Catalog.

APPRAISE What you Found

  • Examine the articles or books to see if they answer your question.
  • Determine if the articles are recent and relevant to your information need.
  • Consider the type of articles found and determine

APPLY What you Learned

  • Draw a conclusion based on the evidence found in your search.
  • In clinical settings, identify next steps for patient care based.

ASSESS the Results

  • Determine if the preferred outcome resulted from a clinical decision.
  • In writing, read your paper and determine if you have enough research to support your conclusion.
  • When more research is needed, return to Ask and Acquire and consider if you need to revise your question.

 

Remember, ask for help if you are stuck at any point in the research process!

 

Reserve a Library Meeting or Classroom

Use this form to request a Library room reservation for:

  • Meeting Rooms
    • Howe, 5.076
    • Collaboratory, 4.074
    • Library Electronic Classroom, 2.011
  • Multiple and/or concurrent group study rooms by special request only
  • Individual study rooms for testing

Room Reservation Guidelines

Howe Room Guidelines
Classroom Guidelines
Library Study Room Guidelines & Reservations

 

Reserve a Library Meeting or Classroom

Patron Information

Event Information

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Room Information

Choose all that apply. Note: some rooms have special requirements to book.
PID required for Room 2.011. Account will be billed $50 if cancellation is made less than 24 hours in advance.
If using Computer classroom (2.011), is software installation required?
If using Howe Room, is additional equipment required? Check all that apply.
If this is for a recurring event or multiple reservations on the same day, please provide dates/times and all pertinent information.

Staff Use Only

This section will only appear if you are logged in.
Choose all that apply. Note: some rooms have special requirements to book.
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