August 2022
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Welcome New and Returning Students
The TMC Library provides the following services to assist students with their research.
Do you have an assignment that requires searching the library databases, but you are not sure where to start? We are here to help. The Student Services page has the information you need to get you started.

Contact the Liaison Librarians to schedule an appointment for a consultation here.
In addition to the more than 300,000 e-books, 60,000 e-journals, and 300 databases provided by the TMC Library, you can also request books, book chapters, and journal articles to which we do not have access through interlibrary loan (ILL). TMC Library Interlibrary Loan can provide up to 15 free ILL items each calendar year. Learn more and make ILL requests online through the ILLiad system.

Liaison Librarians have developed tutorials and Research Guides for students to learn how to do a basic search or formulate a PICO question. and to help students choose the best library resources for their research.

Take advantage of these services, contact us via chat, email, text: or visit the Student Services page for additional information.

New PubMed Videos Available 
Are you new to PubMed? Do you Need a Refresher on how to Search? Are you a more advanced searcher and need to refine your search results?

Take a look at the newest PubMed videos available at The TMC Library. The videos cover PubMed Basic Search, Searching PubMed Using MeSH Terms, Advanced PubMed Searching Using Keywords with MeSH and Refining and Managing Your Search Results.

Additional videos and tutorials are available here.

Digital Commons@TMC
DigitalCommons@TMC is an open-access resource with more than 7,450 articles, making almost all full-text content accessible worldwide. If you are affiliated with a TMC institution when the work is created, and you own the copyright of the research publication, you can contribute to this repository. Most research can be submitted electronically, you would need a Bepress account prior to submitting your research. Some publications may not allow authors to submit directly, and there is also generally a 12-month embargo period for dissertation submission.
DigitalCommons@TMC accepts working papers, conference papers, presentations, dissertations, theses, and journals, which accommodates images, data, video, and other formats. Some of the new journals hosted on this site include Journal of Shock and Hemodynamics (JoSH), Teaching in Clinics, are currently accepting articles. The VAD journal, which started in 2015, is the longest running e-journal hosted on this repository.

Last month, DigitalCommons@TMC had 13,349 full-text downloads, and 5 new submissions were posted, this repository was accessed by 1,108 institutions across 147 countries
Find out more at, and Submit Your Research by selecting one of the institutions listed. 

If you have questions about DigitalCommons@TMC, or need assistance while submitting your research, please contact us via email or call us at 713-795-4200 to give us the opportunity to help you publish your research on this Open Access repository, your work can be viewed and shared by 147 countries around the world. 

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