Library & Graduate Communication Center

Reducing the skills gap in public health

The Library & Graduate Communication Center at UTHealth School of Public Health integrates Library Services and Writing Support Services in a full-service learning, research, and project space to reduce the skills gap in public health. This physical space combines a library, a writing center, and a student lounge to empower students to direct their own learning by offering them a place where they can meet, study, and use shared equipment and resources. Students, faculty, and staff thus have access to a thriving academic health environment replete with library information and writing-instruction resources and services to help them meet their learning, teaching, and research goals.

Library Services 

Searching is learning

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Access the Texas Medical Center Library

Library Services delivers information support services for students, faculty, and staff at UTHealth School of Public Health. Library Services collaborates with The Texas Medical Center Library to provide online and on-site assistance, including one-on-one reference assistance, faculty and group instruction, library orientation, and database search strategies for literature and systematic reviews. Our extensive print and electronic collections cover a broad range of public health subjects.

The Library & Graduate Communication Center and The Texas Medical Center Library both belong to the Texas Health Science Libraries Consortium, a collaboration of health science libraries in the Houston–Galveston area that provides access to information through shared digital library environments and resources. Students, faculty, and staff have access to all print collections and some electronic collections at consortium libraries, and those at regional campuses also have access to their host institution’s university library.

Writing Support Services 

Writing is thinking 

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Writing Support Services delivers resources and services designed to reduce the gaps in communication and critical thinking skills that are indispensable for academic and professional success. In addition to intensive mini-courses and group writing sessions, Writing Support Services offers one-on-one writing consultations, both in-person and online, during which students are trained to develop their own writing through advice, instruction, and support.

Writing Support Services serves all students at UTHealth School of Public Health, and strives to help them become more effective and more confident communicators. With collaboration and cooperation from faculty, Writing Support Services provides students with education and training in the areas of academic writing, ESL, and scientific writing that are tailored to meet student needs, faculty expectations, and public health workforce demands.