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, see the FAQ . Note the available categories in the sidebar.
We provide both online and in-person opportunities to learn about the Library and how to use it. See Database Tutorials & Help  for handouts, tutorials, and instructions. See Library Instruction  for information about the free classes offered.
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 
- Epidemiology 
- Evidence-Based Public Health Interventions 
- Health Disparities 
- Social & Behavioral Sciences 
- Statistics by Geographic Region 
- Statistics for Selected Topics 
You can request research help in person, by phone, or by e-mail. See Get Help  for more information.
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 Problems with Online Access .
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 Pharos Printing, Copying, and Scanning  for details.
The UNTHSC Scholarly Repository  is the database where your thesis or dissertation will be deposited and housed in perpetuity by the University. See Graduation Instructions and Forms  for information on filing your thesis or dissertation.
The Scholarly Repository 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
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.