Student Information for School of Public Health
Welcome to the Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library! Our librarians and staff members are proud to provide information resources, instruction, services, and study space to support you during your time at UNTHSC. You’ll find some essential information here, with much more available elsewhere on our site.
For quick answers to common questions, visit the FAQ page on our site. Note the available categories in the sidebar.
Learning about Lewis Library
We provide both online and in-person opportunities to learn about the Library and how to use it. See the Database Tutorials & Help page for handouts, tutorials, and instructions. See the Library Instruction page to learn about the free classes offered periodically and to sign up for one.
UNTHSC librarians maintain research guides on frequently researched topics. Others are provided for specific courses. The topical guides that are most relevant to Public Health are:
- Bioterrorism and Disaster Preparedness
- Environmental & Occupational Health
- Health Disparities
- Social & Behavioral Sciences
- Statistics by Geographic Region
- Statistics for Selected Topics
Options for Help
You can request research help in person, by phone, or by e-mail. See the Get Help page.
Online access – wired, wireless, off-campus
As a UNTHSC student, you have access to our online information resources anytime and anywhere. In the Library, we have wired network connections available on Levels 2 and 4, and wireless access throughout the building. If something is not working, see the Problems with Online Access page.
Printing, Copying, Scanning
Lewis Library provides self-service equipment for printing, copying, and scanning on each level of the Library and at several other locations on the campus. See Printing, Copying, and Scanning for details.
UNTHSC Scholarly Repository
The Scholarly Repository is the database where your thesis or dissertation will be deposited and housed in perpetuity by the University. It also showcases other intellectual works of UNTHSC faculty members and students. In addition to theses and dissertations, students may submit other significant works such as research posters and conference papers. There is no charge for this service, and authors receive monthly reports on usage.
Your Liaison Librarian is Jack Boettcher. He is assigned to the School of Public Health to respond to the teaching, learning, and research needs of students and faculty; to provide information about relevant library resources and services; and to gather feedback and suggestions. Contact him at:
LIB-222D – Lewis Library, Level 2, Reference Office
Student Library Advisory Council
This group of student volunteers serves as a formal communication channel between UNTHSC students and Lewis Library. The goal of the Council is to help the Library provide UNTHSC students with the best possible service. It provides:
- an opportunity for students to seek answers to specific questions;
- a forum for students to give input on Library services, space, and resources; and
- a mechanism for the Library to communicate information, advocate for Library issues, and seek assistance from students with regard to ongoing issues or projects.
The SLAC consists of at least two students from each UNTHSC school and two representatives of Lewis Library. Members are appointed in September for a one-year term. The Lewis Library Director works with the heads of student government organizations to identify prospective members. To nominate yourself, contact the Library Director's office (817-735-2380, LIB-222).
Meetings are held twice per year over lunch. Additional meetings will be held on an as-needed basis. Other UNTHSC students and employees may be invited to attend.