Alumni Research Service

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UNTHSC alumni have access to inexpensive research services provided by Lewis Library reference librarians.  Please contact the Reference Office (817-735-2070, LIB-222) for more information.

Search Fees


  • UNTHSC alumni are charged $15 per search done by a professional librarian.
  • This service is not meant to replace any institutional library access an alumnus may already have. Please contact us for more information if you would like to set up a library services account for your institution. The Lewis Library reserves the right to set special service fees for large projects.
  • Documents requested as the result of a search are billed separately.  See Document Delivery for more information.

Search Practices


  • Searches cover a range of literature from research journal articles to textbooks.
  • We use a diverse group of databases in the basic and clinical sciences, as well as the social sciences.
  • We may also search the Internet, but will generally limit such searches to government, education, and major medical association or medical society sites.  General Internet searches performed with a search interface such as Google often retrieve sources that are neither scientific nor evidence-based.  Because it can be difficult to verify the quality of Internet-based health information, we do not offer a broad-based web searching service.
Page last updated on December 16, 2013