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Integrate Library Research Skills into Course Content

Faculty are encouraged to consider integrating library research skills into course content.  Classes can be requested for any group, department or class and participation is open to everyone.  Librarians are available to develop and teach classes that meet specific needs or are about a specific resource.  Classes are usually hands-on and interactive when students have laptops or if the class is held in the Library Computer Classroom.

Librarian teaching students in the lecture hall

Popular themes for classes include:

  • PubMed
  • Ovid Medline
  • CINAHL
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • RefWorks
  • EndNote
  • Creating and Presenting Poster Sessions

Please submit your request in advance to ensure the availability of a librarian and time preparation of materials.  If a specific assignment will be assigned after the class, please let us know the details and expectations you have for your students.

To learn more or to schedule a class, contact Briscoe Library Information at 210-567-2450 or askalibrarian@uthscsa.edu.

Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery

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These services are available to UT Health Science Center at San Antonio affiliated users and to health professionals in the South Texas region who are registered with the UTHSC Libraries. They are not available to guests from the community, including individuals, corporations, law firms or organizations. These groups may take advantage of services provided by their local public library branch.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL):  Request items that we do not have in our collection and we will order from another library.

Document Delivery:  Request a copy of item(s) that we do own or have access to and we will make a copy and deliver them to you.

LoansomeDoc: Document delivery for PubMed users who have an agreement with the UTHSC Libraries.  Loansome Doc registration with the Briscoe Library is available online.

First time users must create an ILLiad account. Contact the ILL department at 210-567-2460 or ariel-ill@uthscsa.edu with questions or comments.

How much does it cost?

Type of service UTHSC Users Health Professionals3 Community Users
ILL: Regular1 (average 1-3 weeks) Free $4.00 Not Available
ILL: Rush1 (48 hours) $10.00 $12.00 Not Available
Document Delivery: Rush2 (same day) $8.00 $12.00 Not Available
Document Delivery: Priority2 (24 hours) $4.00 $8.00 Not Available
Document Delivery: Regular2 (up to 2 weeks) $2.00 $4.00 Not Available
Loansome Doc: mail delivery or library pickup $2.00 $11.00 $11.00
Loansome Doc: fax delivery $6.00 $19.00 $19.00

(1)   ILL delivery surcharges: $2.00 per item for FAX requests and $12.00 per item for Federal Express delivery.
(2)   Document delivery surcharges: $2.00 per item for FAX requests, and a $3.00 per order for U.S. Mail delivery.
(3)   Not available to health professionals acting on behalf of corporations, law firms or organizations.

Notifications

Notices are sent via email when items have been received and are available to be picked up, delivered online, or mailed through U.S. Postal Service. Delivery times are estimates and are not guaranteed. Rush requests received after 2:00 pm will be processed on the next business day (except for clinical emergencies).

Acceptable Methods of Payment

Cash, Check (Government issued ID required), UT Health Science Center Project ID (PID), or Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express).

Suggest a Purchase

Do you know of a book or journal you think would benefit our collection in the long run? Use the Purchase Suggestion form to request the purchase of a book, journal, or other item for our collection. We make every effort to fill purchase requests, but cannot guarantee that funding will be available.

If you don’t want to wait for Interlibrary Loan, you may prefer to visit another library in the area. Most are open to the public, and many allow UTHSC borrowers to check books out under the TexShare program

Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery FAQs

How much does it cost?

Type of service UTHSC User Health Professionals General Public (excludes corporations and law firms)
ILL: Regular*
(avg. 1-3 weeks)
Free $4.00 not available
ILL: Rush*
(48 hours)
$10.00 $12.00 not available
Article Delivery: Rush**
(same day)
$8.00 $12.00 $20.00
Article Delivery: Priority**
(24 hours)
$4.00 $8.00 $16.00
Article Delivery: Regular**
(2 weeks)
$2.00 $4.00 $8.00
Loansome Doc: mail delivery or library pickup $2.00 $11.00 $11.00
Loansome Doc: fax delivery $6.00 $19.00 $19.00

The Article Delivery service is for any individual requesting information for personal or academic research. This service may not be used for libraries, corporations, or organizations.

Copy and delivery restrictions may exist on certain items per publisher. Patron will be contacted if request cannot be completed due to these restrictions.

*ILL delivery surcharges: $2.00 per item for FAX requests and $12.00 per item for Federal Express delivery.

**Article delivery additional surcharges: $2.00 per item for FAX requests, and a $3.00 per order for U.S. Mail delivery.

What levels of ILL service are available?

Please note: Delivery times are estimates and not guaranteed.

Regular

  • Turnaround time varies (average 1-2 weeks, often sooner).

Rush

  • Every attempt is made to obtain the document within 2 business days.
  • Rush requests received after 2:00 pm will be processed on the next business day (except for clinical emergencies).

 What methods of payment are acceptable?

  • UTHSC departmental account number
  • Credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express)

 

Laredo Library Staff Provides Summer AHEC Orientations & Tours

 

The Laredo Regional Campus Library staff has already been busy this summer providing orientations and tours for students attending the many summer programs offered by the Mid Rio Grande Valley Area Health Education Center (MRGV AHEC). It is hoped that many of these students will go on to careers as area health professionals in order to help reduce the lack of access to primary care in the Laredo area and surrounding border regions of Texas. Laredo is located in Webb County which is one of many South Texas counties designated as a medically underserved Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).

Library staff will also provide support for a new fellowship program in July, Epidemiology and Public Health Research. Planned in cooperation between the Laredo Regional Campus and Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), the program will be attended by 7 area high school students. Statistical software, SAS, has been installed on 4 desktops in the Library computer lab and 3 new book titles have been added to the Library collection in support of the program.

Laredo area 6th & 7th grade students attending an AHEC  summer science camp enjoy looking at the anatomical  models at the Laredo Regional Campus Library

Laredo area 6th & 7th grade students attending an AHEC
summer science camp enjoy looking at the anatomical
models at the Laredo Regional Campus Library

Erika Silva presents a Library orientation to over 75 MRGV  AHEC students attending a summer college preparatory  academy

Erika Silva presents a Library orientation to over 75 MRGV
AHEC students attending a summer college preparatory
academy

Maria Cantu provides a library tour for over 30 AHEC  summer science camp students

Maria Cantu provides a library tour for over 30 AHEC
summer science camp students

 

 

 

Learn about Poster Presentations

Use these resources to plan and develop a poster presentation for class, conferences and meetings.

A regularly offered library class on Creating and Presenting Effective Poster Sessions is a great option when you are thinking about improving your poster making skills.   This class can be requested for courses or departments.  Contact Briscoe Library Information at askalibrarian@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-2450 to request a special presentation.

Campus Poster Printing

Poster Presentation Resources

Poster Examples

Look at a wide variety of posters to decide what you like and don’t like!

Abstracts

Learn More – Slides on Poster Presentations

Library Accounts

The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio Libraries provide a variety of services.  Eligibility for services is based on an individual’s borrower category.
  • View my library account (checked out materials, requests/holds, fines, and PIN reset)
  • Create a library account for material checkout and Inter-Library Loan
  • Off-Campus Access: available to current UT Health Science Center at San Antonio students, faculty and staff using UTHSCSA Domain Accounts. (Library account is not required for off-campus access.)

Library Forms

Library Account Registration

Register to borrow library materials

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.
  • Loansome Doc Registration – request a Briscoe Library account agreement for Document delivery for PubMed users.

Classroom Software Installation

Comments and Suggestions

Submit Comments, Suggestions or Questions – Submissions can be made online or on comment cards at the Circulation Desk.

Purchase Suggestion Form – Recommend a book, journal, or other resource for us to purchase.

Records Management & University Archives Forms

To Submit Records Management & Archives Forms

Call Anne Comeaux, Records Management Officer, at (210) 567-2428 with questions.

Library Policies

 

Literature Search Services

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

Who can place a mediated search request?

Online searches can be requested by Health Science Center-affiliated faculty and staff members, area health professionals, law firms, businesses, and other non-health professionals. You will be contacted by a librarian to discuss your request if clarification is needed. Anyone can use the online form to request a search. You may also call the  On-Call Librarian Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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.

How much does it cost?

Affiliate Status Cost for first 30 minutes Cost for each additional 15 minutes
UT Health Science Center affiliates (including clinical faculty) $15.00 $7.50
Not affiliated with the Health Science Center $25.00 $12.50

Please note that mail ($2), fax ($2), and vendor database fees may apply.

Search results in the form of a list of citations will be emailed. You must provide a credit card number or Health Science Center project ID, unless you choose to pay with cash at the Briscoe Services Desk.

For additional information, call the Library’s On-Call Librarian at (210) 567-2450.

Loansome Doc Registration Form

Please complete this form to register with the Briscoe Library for Loansome Doc service.  Service and fee information is available at our Document Delivery page.

  • After receipt of your registration, library staff will contact you to confirm your registration and provide further information.
  • You will be instructed to set up your payment method online using the ILLiad system.
Select your primary status.
Be sure to include your complete telephone number, including area code.
By checking this box, and submitting this form, I understand that the material I request may be subject to "fair use" copyright restrictions (Title 17, U.S. Code). I hereby authorize the Briscoe Library to process all requests I submit and agree to pay all charges incurred for the service.
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