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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)

 

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 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.

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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NIH Public Access Policy

Introduction

The NIH Public Access Policy is a statutory requirement term and a condition of all grant awards and cooperative agreements. The policy ensures that published results of NIH-funded research are made available to the public.

Scientists are required to submit a copy of their manuscript upon acceptance to the NIH Manuscript Submission system. They must upload the final peer-reviewed manuscript  to PMC  (PubMed Central) within three months of publication. The full text of the article may be held up (embargoed) in PMC for up to twelve months after publication before it is made available to the public.

Consequences of Non-Compliance

The NIH will delay funding or renewal of non-competing continuation awards with a start date of July 1, 2013, if the applicants’ publications arising from grant awards are not in compliance with the Public Access Policy. Read about the upcoming policy changes or view the archived webinar, “Changes to the NIH Public Access Policy and the Implications.”

Steps to Compliance

  1. Applicability: Has the manuscript has been accepted in a peer-reviewed journal? Does the manuscript arise from research funded directly by a grant, contract or program of the NIH? Articles are exempt if they were accepted for publication before April 7, 2008, research is not funded by a government agency, or the work is not a peer-reviewed research article (for example, a literature review, letter, editorial, book chapter or conference proceedings).
  2. Copyright Considerations: Before signing a publication agreement or copyright transfer agreement from the publisher, authors should make sure the agreement allows the paper to be posted to PMC in accordance with the NIH Public Access Policy. If the publisher’s policies on NIH submission are unclear, unknown or non-compliant, consider including a comment, in the publication agreement, that the manuscript “is subject to the NIH PMC submittal requirements.”
  3. Manuscript submission to PMC: Who will submit the publication, author or publisher? Check the author agreement or the journal’s website. Some journals automatically submit the manuscript; some may charge a fee for submission. The ultimate responsibility for ensuring submission lies with the Principle Investigator.
  4. Inclusion of PMCIDs in NIH proposals and reports: Principle Investigators submitting an application, proposal or progress report to the NIH must include the PMCID when citing applicable papers they have authored if those papers arise from their NIH-funded research.

Submission Process:

  1. Log in to the NIH Manuscript Submission System. You can also log in through your eRA Commons or My NCBI account. Remember to use the same login for subsequent visits.
  2. Upload the accepted manuscript, or the final peer reviewed manuscript. Always save a separate copy of the final peer-reviewed manuscript in case the submission system experiences a problem.
  3. Look for emails from NIH requesting or confirming approvals. You will be asked for approval when a manuscript is deposited for you by a colleague or a publisher, and when a web version of the manuscript is ready for final approval.
  4. Log into the NIH Manuscript Submission system often to check for items awaiting your approval.

Monitoring Compliance

The NIH holds the PI of the award responsible for all compliance, even if the PI is not an author of a peer-reviewed article resulting from the funded research.

  1. Use the My Bibliography feature in My NCBI to be sure all applicable papers that you have authored are compliant–look for the green icon.
  2. When planning a paper, make sure co-authors are aware of the compliance process. Be sure all applicable articles, by any of the co-authors, that are cited in the bibliography are also in PubMed Central.
  3. Do not ignore emails from the NIH as they may contain information about your manuscript submissions.

UT Health Science Center Resources

  • For answers regarding policy compliance, please contact the UTHSC Office of Sponsored Programs.
  • For help negotiating, securing or retaining the rights to deposit your material in PubMed Central from your publisher, please contact the UTHSC Office of Legal Affairs.
  • For help with the material or links on this page, or locating further information about the NIH Public Access Policy, contact the Briscoe Library at (210) 567-2450 or AskALibrarian@uthscsa.edu.

NIH Quick Links

NIH Public Access Policy website

NIH Public Access Policy FAQs

NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS)

Overview of Submission Methods

How to Save to My Bibliography (My NCBI) 

PMID/PMCID converter

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NIH Public Access Compliance Monitor (video)

 Additional Resources

Publisher copyright policies and self-archiving

Publishers allowing use of their PDFs in institutional repositories

UTHSC Office of Sponsored Programs

UTHSC Office of Legal Affairs

November NPR Book Club Choice

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OliverSacks

Come join us for a discussion of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks at the next NPR Book Club meeting on November 19th, 6 -7 p.m. The November meeting will be held at the Briscoe Library room 4.074 (the Collaboratory).

A few copies of the book will be available at the Briscoe Library on a first come, first served basis. Other copies are available through the San Antonio Public Library. Contact Peg Seger, Head of Outreach Services, for more details at (210) 567-6398 or segerp@uthscsa.edu.

This is a joint community engagement program offered by the UT Health Science Center Briscoe Library and the San Antonio Public Library Forest Hills Branch. Those interested in taking part in this project can stop by either library to pick up a bookmark with dates, times, and location information.