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How do I get a Thesis/Dissertation bound?

Students that complete their thesis or dissertation at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio may elect to have their copies bound.  Any student wanting to have copies bound should receive a memo either from the Graduate Dean’s office or their department office.

The Libraries do not bind copies in-house; they are sent to a company specializing in binding of materials.  It normally takes 3-4 weeks to get copies back once a shipment has been sent.

The cost for binding is $14 per copy.  Payment may be made by cash, check, credit card, or Project ID, if approved by the department.

The Libraries cannot print copies from electronic versions for students.  All copies must be printed by the student prior to submitting for binding.  Please note that library staff will not rearrange or insert pages prior to shipping (don’t forget the signature page!).

Copies are bound exactly as they are shipped.  Due to this, each copy must be individually packaged in an unsealed envelope.  The Libraries are not able to provide envelopes for students.  We suggest students not get expensive envelopes because these are not returned to us.

Below is a recap of what the Libraries will need for binding thesis/dissertation copies.  All of this is required at the time of delivery by the student.  Take this to the Circulation Desk and library staff will assist you.

  • A completed binding memo – please type information to avoid mistakes due to illegible writing.
  • Full payment for the copies being bound.  This amount may be split between a Project ID and personal payment but should cover the cost for the total number of copies.
  • Correct amount of printed copies in individual envelopes.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact John Weed, Head of Collection Resources.

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 Jaclyn Georges, Records Manager & Archivist, at (210) 567-2428 with questions.

Library Hosts Girl Scout Troop 128!

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On September 17th, a very accomplished group of 5th and 6th grade girls from Troop 128 got some pointers from UT Health Science Center librarians about Internet Safety, Health Literacy, and Community Outreach. A special bookmark, shown here, was designed just for the occasion. The girls and their leaders are planning a return trip to learn more about how to do research for an upcoming community nutrition project. The project is part of the activities the girls will complete in working toward the Silver Award which is the highest award a Cadette can receive. Through the project, the girls will help a community by providing education about healthy food choices at a homeless shelter for women.

The girls also met with President William L. Henrich, M.D. during their campus visit and got a full tour of the Briscoe Library including the rare books in the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library and the new library 3-D printer in action. Girls from the troop attend Saint Matthew Catholic School and their troop leader, Sandra Sanchez-Reilly, M.D. is a member of the faculty at the UT Health Science Center. Troop co-leader Stephanie Rowan RN, MSN, is a research nurse at the School of Dentistry.

The Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, headquartered in San Antonio, serves over 23,500 Girl Scouts across 21 counties.

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