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:

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Library Student Lounge Opening

picture of a dog with glasses
Join us to celebrate the grand opening of our Student Lounge.

Free food, drinks, give aways and prizes!!

Dogs and cats from Faithful Paws will also be there to provide unconditional love and therapy.

When: Wednesday, August 27

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Where: Street level floor of the Library

Friday, August 15, 2014

Impact of The Affordable Care Act - Town Hall Meeting

Join U.S. Congressmen Michael Burgess, MD and  Pete Olson for a Town Hall Meeting on the Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 10:00 am, at the UTHealth Medical School at Houston, 6431 Fannin MSB 3.001 (third floor).

The meeting is open to Texas Medical Center Area Physicians, Nurses, Healthcare Professionals and Students.

For more information contact: 713.500.3964

Please email your questions prior to the Town Hall to:

Monday, July 21, 2014

ProQuest System Maintenance
On July 25, 2014, ProQuest will make improvements to its internal systems and prepare to launch new technology for 360 Link.

The new technology for 360 Link - Index Enhanced Direct Linking (IEDL) and a new Sidebar Helper frame - will provide the most reliable access to full text, enable libraries to maintain a seamless presence in the researcher's workflow, and promote additional resources. 

The following products and platforms will not be available from approximately 7:00 PM CDT, Friday, July 25, 2014 through 5:00 AM CDT, Saturday, July 26, 2014.

  • Management services (360 Resource Manager, 360 Counter, 360 Core, Ulrichsweb, Ulrich's Serials Analysis System, and Intota)
  • Administration centers for our discovery services (Summon, 360 Link, 360 Search, and 360 Core)
Please note this maintenance is for library internal resources: Patron-facing discovery services will not be affected.

Friday, July 18, 2014

EBSCO and Science Direct Access Problems

The Resource Management Department is working on resolving access issues involving some EBSCO databases.

The graphic on the left column, displays the results you may get when attempting to access journals in the EBSCO databases.
And, in Science Direct, users aren't prompted for their library usernames and passwords when they try to get to full text articles using either the A to Z list, or the Science Direct link in the databases list. However, users have been successfully accessing full text articles in Science Direct going through our PubMed link.

Technical Access Support personnel for both publisher sites have been contacted and we are hoping to have these issues resolved soon.

Questions? please contact us via chat, e-mail, text or phone at:

Thank you for your patience.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Elevator Maintenance in Garage 3

Due to maintenance, the elevator in garage 3 will not be in service on Thursday, July 24th and Friday, July 25th. Those who park in garage 3, will not be able to use the elevator to access the library.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Library Subscribes to Springer Protocols
The Texas Medical Center Library is pleased to announce that we now subscribe to Springer Protocols.  Over 26,000 protocols are contained within 1,401 ebooks, under 21 series titles, including the most highly requested  by our patrons--Methods in Molecular Biology--which makes up 88% of Springer Protocols content.  Our print subscription to Methods in Molecular Biology is therefore discontinued, replaced by a subscription  for online access to the entire Springer Protocols collection.

Archival and current content from 1980 to the present is accessible via the Springer Protocols icon on our Top Databases webpage, as well as our A to Z index of Databases.  Using the TMC Library’s PubMed link, you may link out directly to Springer Protocols retrieved in PubMed search results.  Lastly, you may also access Springer Protocols in our Resources A to Z list by clicking on the EBooks tab, selecting the filter:  “Title contains all the words” and entering the search term “protocols”.   

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