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In Houston, you have textbooks, items on reserve for this semester's classes, and many internet-accessible full text resources available through purchased library data sources. These sources and databases (like PubMed, CINAHL, Academic Source) have electronic copies of books and articles plus a search engine to allow you to find and retrieve the information you need. These materials are available from any internet-accessible device 24/7 and allow you to download, save, print, email and export information to your printer, flash drive, an email address, a bibliographic manager like RefWorks and more. Your ARC librarians and staff help you find these materials during campus Orientations. If you need additional help, please walk in or make an appointment (tel. 713.794.2048) to help you learn how to locate the information your professors want you to find for your classes.
As a Houston TWU faculty, staff, or student, you have electronic and physical access to TWU library resources and (after your registration with them) the Texas Medical Center (TMC) library. A private membership library, the TMC is one of the five largest health sciences libraries in the nation. The TMC library affords you 24/7 access to hundreds of thousands of electronic and physical books, articles, videos and more that support your TWU Houston studies.
Your Houston faculty have provided their personal Departmental libraries for your checkout in the Academic Resource Center. Audiovisual items are also available for one week checkout. Items on reserve for the semester can be used with your TWU ID badge for checkout. Faculty departmental books and videos in Business, Health Care Administration, Nursing, Nutrition and Food Science. Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and the School of Management are available to loan at the periods your faculty want them loaned to you.
We also have one group study room, study carrels, a nap pod, headphones for checkout, several pencil sharpeners, paper cutter, heavy duty staplers, and electric three hole punchers.
Located at the Houston Center, 6700 Fannin, the Academic Resource Center is in room 4132, just behind the mega computer lab. We support Business, Health Care Administration, Nursing, Nutrition and Food Sciences, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, the School of Management, and other departments at the Houston campus.
Come watch a video! Reserve a study room! We do have a limited number of your current textbooks for two hour loan.
Come check out one of your faculty's personal Departmental collection of books. Check out standardized tests (NCLEX, HESI, OT, PT and other) study books, testing and training videos to keep you sharp!
Please know that Houston Reserve Items may not be requested through Inter Library Loan (ILL).
TWU Houston faculty, staff, and students have access to the Texas Medical Center library and most register at Orientation and re-register annually. Contact ARC Librarians to register. See details at http://library.tmc.edu/resources/resource-access-registration/#verify and at http://library.tmc.edu/interlibrary-loan-services/free-interlibrary-loan-program/
Houston Academy of Medicine - Texas Medical Center Library
1133 John Freeman Street
across from Baylor College of Medicine
TWU Libraries, in conjunction with the Student Union, Student Services and Student Life, now have a nap pod for you to use for 20 minute power naps in the ARC.Former ARC Library Student Assistant and MOTS Ms Kristen McManus demostrates the nap pod use. Reserve the nap pod at http://libguides.twu.edu/c.php?g=539688&p=3973003.Click on the Houston nap pod button, and you can have a 20 minute power nap to enjoy peaceful, restful sleep.