Texas Heart Institute Library & Learning Resource Center offers personalized research assistance to all staff and THI-associated clinicians and trainees.

Whether you need advice on a detailed research strategy, have questions about formatting a document, or simply don’t have time to download all the articles you want to read, contact us.

Books, Journals, Videos – Our specialized, research-level collection has books on every cardiovascular topic, a core collection of print journals specific to cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, and videos of lectures and surgeries. Books are shelved by subject and are available for browsing. Videos may be requested at the front desk.

Article Requests – If you feel like you are wasting time obtaining full-text articles or are struggling to find an article online, let us help. Requests for most journal articles are filled within 48 hours; immediately for small requests.

Search Services – The Library’s search professionals can perform literature searches for you. A variety of medical and scientific databases are used, including PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science. We are happy to provide anything from quick one-time searches up to comprehensive, fully-documented Systematic Review searches. We also offer advice or training. If you need weekly, monthly, or quarterly updates of the journal literature or news coverage for any topic, we provide customized reports.

Computer Lab – Our computers provide Internet access and MS Office desktop apps to eligible users. Our staff can answer software questions. Scanning and black and white printing are available at no charge to users in the computer lab.

Classes – Classes about information retrieval and management are offered most Wednesday afternoons in our training room. The training room is equipped with a computer for each student and a touchscreen display. We can also schedule classes for your group, run one-on-one tutorials, or create custom classes.

Archives and Collected Papers – We maintain a collection of documents, medical devices, and other items related to the history of THI. If you are retiring, consider donating your books, devices, or other cardiology-related realia. Access to the collection is restricted, but available on a case-by-case basis. Our archives include a publicly-available index of publications by THI Professional Staff authors from 2004-present.

Eligible Users

  • Texas Heart Institute professional and consultancy staff
  • Residents and fellows who are members of an official Texas Heart Institute residency or fellowship program
  • Texas Heart Institute employees
  • Students who are currently enrolled in a formal Texas Heart Institute student program
  • Visiting physicians who are affiliated with a specific Texas Heart Institute department or program