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Pre-professional Health Careers: Research Assistance

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Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan

Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan

If TTU Libraries does not own the item you need, request it through DocDel/ILL.

Preston Smith Library of the Health Sciences Lubbock

The Preston Smith Library is the flagship biomedical library of three campus and of the Resource Libraries of the National Library of Medicine/South Central Region. 

Privileges may vary for individuals because you must be enrolled in courses at the TTUHSC to have full patron access.  TTU students have reduced privileges.  Details can be found at their website at Library Access Privileges: TTUHSC

Preston Smith Hours and Contacts


We are the librarians for Pre-professional Health Careers and related coursework at Texas Tech University.  We perform consultations and collaborate with faculty and students affiliated with the center. Librarians teach classes and workshops and provide one-on-one research consultations in-person, via email and chat IM. Librarians also purchase new books, ebooks, multimedia, and provide other online research sources for the department in addition to conducting my own research in university libraries.

Your personal librarian can help when you...

  • have questions about the library.
  • are a distance student and need help navigating web resources.
  • have an assignment requiring peer-reviewed journal articles or library materials.
  • need an interlibrary loan/ ILLiad account.
  • need to write with a writing style or find style manual websites.
  • need to cite and track articles for future use.
  • want to improve searches and understand what/why you are searching in a database.
  • find a citation of an article but don't know how to find it.

We look forward to helping you with your research!


Finding Information

Library collections are available in print and electronic formats. Physical collections relevant to Health Careers can be found in the University Library. Additionally, we also offer digital equipment for documentation in various formats in our Digital Media Studio.

You can search for both print and electronic journals, conferences, books and other media using the federated search from the Libraries' main web page. Records provided in this database search will give you a link to read the item, the physical location for of holdings based on building and call number, or will provide you with a streamlined method of requesting them from interlibrary loan.

You may also be interested in the library anatomical model collection.  These items are available for student use in the library and for faculty class-period check-out.