Friday, November 21, 2014

TMC Library Holiday Hours

The TMC Library will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

Regular hours resume on Saturday, November 29.

Happy Thanksgiving Holiday

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Holiday Luncheon 2014
This year, the TMC Library will hold its luncheon on Tuesday, December 2nd, from 11 am to 1 pm, and we have the privilege to honor three outstanding individuals who have spent decades laboring in health and education for the betterment of everyone in our community. They are:

William T. Butler, MD, Chancellor Emeritus, Baylor College of Medicine
Patricia L. Starck, PhD, Dean, School of Nursing, UTHealth, and,
Dana C. Rooks, MLS, Dean of Libraries, University of Houston

In addition, Steven Klineberg, PhD, Co-Director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Rice University, will be our guest speaker and give us a glimpse of how the future new America will impact our existing health care delivery systems.

For questions or more information, please contact Development at 713.799.7139 or email

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Lancet Backfiles

The Texas Medical Center Library recently acquired access to the backfiles of The Lancet, one of the top international medical journals.   Our access has been provided via our consortial participation with the UT Digital System Library's Academic Library Collection Enhancement Program.

This full-text searchable backfile begins with the first issue in 1823, offering over 180 years of excellent coverage of advances in health and medicine. In this time span you will find the best and the worst in the history of medical practice.

For those of you interested in the current issues, keep in mind that The Lancet also provides a convenient RSS Feed of the new articles in each week’s issue. Enjoy.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Meet the Author Lin Weeks Wilder

The Fragrance Shed by a Violet   - A Medical Mystery set in the Texas Medical Center

Friday, October 3, 2014  11:30 am– 1:00 pm        

Lobby of the TMC Library – 1133 John Freeman Blvd.

 Hear Lin speak and sign her books at the TMC Library and enjoy light refreshments.

Lin worked in the Texas Medical Center for almost 25 years as Dr. Lin Weeks, with the last 18 years as VP of Operations at Memorial Hermann and Chair of the Institutional Ethics Committee while also earning her Doctorate in Public Health from the UTHealth School of Public Health in 1995.

While serving as Chair of the Hermann Hospital Institutional Ethics Committee for five years, Weeks-Wilder was featured in TIME Magazine and in Lisa Belkin’s award winning documentary book, First Do No Harm about the committee and Weeks-Wilder.

Now a full-time writer, Dr. Wilder has published over 38 articles and 6 books on topics such as hospital management, institutional ethics, cardiovascular physiology, nursing practice, management and Catholic Christianity. She is currently writing the sequel to The Fragrance Shed by a Violet.

The Fragrance Shed by a Violet is available for purchase at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Tate Publishing

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Trial Access EBooks University of Texas System Digital Library has provided trial access to over 500 Elsevier electronic books. The trial will expire on September 20, 2015.

You can sort the e-titles by subject, by title or use the search box to perform a keyword search.

 To access the e-book trial page visit the following link:

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New journal additions to The TMC Library collection


The TMC Library is pleased to offer access to four new Informahealthcare titles:

Journal of Interprofessional Care 
Seminars in ophthalmology
Ophthalmic genetics
Expert Review of ophthalmology

We also have continuing subscriptions to two other Informahealthcare journals: Brain Injury and Medical Teacher

Informahealthcare is a leading STM publisher, offering peer-reviewed content from disciplines across pharmaceutical research, life science and clinical medicine. Our subscriptions cover full text from 1997 to the present, and may be accessed from either our Summon search tool, our PubMed link, or our via the A to Z list page on our library website.

Just go to Search Resources from the library homepage, and choose the access point that best fits your research needs.

Monday, August 25, 2014

TMC Library Announces New Search Tool

We are excited to announce our new Google-like single search tool that will be implemented on Wednesday, August 27 (demo below). As always, we are available for one-on-one questions and group instruction. Please contact us via e-mail, chat, text or phone at:

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