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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.