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Nutrition and Food Sciences - Houston

The Houston NFS student, faculty and staff will find practical information on nutrition and food sciences.

Finding Library Materials

In your Houston library (room 4132; previously known as the Academic Resource Center (or ARC)), you have some 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 Houston librarians and staff help you learn how to find materials during campus Orientations so that you can locate materials on your own during the semester. If you need additional help, please email for an appointment to help you learn how to locate the information that 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 more that support your TWU Houston studies, so come (physically or electronically)  let us help you find the resources you need to succeed! Remember your Texas Medical Center and TexShare free registration available, too.

For students, your Houston faculty have provided their personal Departmental libraries for your checkout in the Houston Center Library.  Audiovisual items are also available, and 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 College of Business are available to loan at the periods your faculty want them loaned to you. 

Your library (room 4132) provides library support with use of  study carrels, a nap pod, Chromebooks, phone chargers,  headphones, pencil sharpeners, a paper cutter, heavy duty staplers, and electric three hole punchers available.

To find genealogical information, Cyndi's List, contains census and family history information. The AAS Historical Periodicals Collection, the The Gateway to Women's History, and various newspapers like the New York Times Archive provide much historical data, as do the Handbook of Texas and Texas Digital Sanborn Maps. 

Houston Center Library

Located at the Houston Center, 6700 Fannin, the Houston Library is in room 4132, just behind the mega computer lab. We primarily support Business, Health Care Administration, Library Science, Nursing, Nutrition and Food Sciences, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and other departments at the Houston campus.  Please contact us by our emails for best results in reaching us during our posted working hours (for the Houston library facility see HOURS).  Librarians help students to learn how they can find the information they need and to become self-sufficient in location of information.  For faculty and staff, Librarians find and relay the information you need. We are available to help you!

                                             Houston Therapy Dogs Visit                         

With COVID-19 concerns, many procedures are temporarily modified, so check with us before you visit. You can come to get help, watch a video, or study! We do have a limited number of your current textbooks for all-semester to a two hour loan. With careful attention to COVID-19 concerns, you have other resources to help you, so ask us about use of books, Chromebooks, the paper cutter, laptops, hotspots, phone chargers, pencil sharpeners and more. We will help you to find useful information by appointment or walk in requests, whenever possible. 

Come check out one of your faculty's personal Departmental collection of books for Business, Health Care Administration, Nutrition and Food Science, Nursing, OT and PT. Check out standardized tests (BUS, HCA, NCLEX, HESI, OT, PT and other) study books, testing and training videos to keep you sharp! Yes, we help bring therapy dogs to campus!

Please know that Houston Reserve Items may not be requested through Inter Library Loan (ILL).


Take a Nap!

TWU Libraries, in conjunction with the Student Union, Student Services and Student Life,  have a nap pod for you to use for 20 minute power naps in the library.


Former Houston Library Student Assistant and MOTS Ms Kristen McManus demonstrates the nap pod use.