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Healthcare Research Methods: Moore: Home

This course guide was created for students in Dr. Tondra Moore's HA 5301, HHR 5391, and HR 5531.


Use this guide to help with Alkek Library research.


You'll find information about how to find books, search for articles, and about the many services Alkek has to offer you.

Visiting the Library?

Guide to Alkek Library Floors

Here is information about what can be found on each floor of the Alkek Library:


2nd Floor

Second Floor Map

Reference Desk

  • This is where you get help with research.
  • During the FALL semester the desk is staffed from 9 am-8 pm everyday but Saturday (2pm-6pm) and Sunday (1pm-8pm). The desk is open longer hours in fall and spring.

Circulation Desk

  • This is where you check out books.  
  • Generally, Masters students may check out materials for one semester.
    • You can also check-out laptops and obtain Texshare cards here.
    • This is the place you go to clear holds on your account.

    Workstations and Printers

    • Access Internet and Microsoft production software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and etc.) on all but a few of the computers.
    • If you have problems printing, there is a printer help station or you can ask for help at the Reference desk.


    3rd Floor

    Third Floor Map

    Reserve, Periodicals and Media Desk

    • Print copies of reserve items (books, old tests, articles, etc.).
    • There are also dvds, cds, and other types of materials like 3-D objects.
    • You can check the Reserves collection to see if something is on reserve. Search by course or professor's last name.
    • You can ask questions about periodicals or the media collection.  The staff can also assist you with issues relating to the equipment (like the microform/fiche readers).

    Newspapers, Current Magazines and Journals

    • Current issues shelved alphabetically by title of periodical.
    • Older issues are bound together by volume or replaced by microfilm/fiche.

    Older Periodicals

    • 1980-present are on the 3rd floor, if bound.
    • Older than 1980 are kept in the regular collection, and can be found by their call number.

    Microfilm/fiche and Readers

    • Use these to look at journals on microfilm or microfiche.
    • Assistance is available.
    • Copies are .10/page.

    KIC Scanner

    • This scanner allows you to scan and then either email the document to yourself or save it to a USB drive.

    4th Floor

    Fourth Floor Map

    Computer Lab

    • The Computer Lab provides both PC and Macintosh hardware, with a more extensive software collection than most computers on most Library computers.  Software includes Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and SPSS. 
    • You'll need to check in at the Computer Lab desk and leave your student ID.

    KIC Scanner

    • This scanner allows you to scan and then either email the document to yourself or save it to a USB drive.

    Government Information/Maps/Curriculum Materials

    • Alkek Library is a Federal and State depository for government documents.
    • The Government Information area has lots of good stuff, like maps, and the special map printer/plotter.
    • It's also where you can check out textbooks used in the Texas public schools (elementary and high school).


    Floors 5, 6, & 7

    • Most of the books and other materials you can check out of the library are on these floors.
    • Individual & group study rooms are also available on these floors.
    • The 5th & 6th floors are designated as the "quiet floors."