Research Support

UTRGV School of Medicine Affiliates

School of Medicine affiliates can request assistance with literature searches or locating information for patient care. Requests should be submitted by email to or call (956) 296-1601.

Area Health Professionals

UTRGV medical librarians are available to conduct mediated, for-fee searches of a variety of biomedical databases. Search strategies are developed by UTRGV School of Medicine librarians in consultation with the user. Results generally include citations, abstracts (when available), and/or links to other relevant resources. The turnaround time for literature searches is typically 48 hours. If search results cannot be delivered within a 48-hour time frame, the patron will be notified. Search results can be delivered via email, fax, or held for pick-up.

Unaffiliated area health professionals may request a literature search, and the following fees apply: $25 per search (cost first 30 minutes); $12.50 (cost for each additional 15 minutes).

Requests should be submitted by email to or call (956) 296-1601 to speak with a library staff member in Edinburg or (956) 296-1500 to speak with a library staff member in Harlingen.

Rush requests may also be submitted via phone, email, or fax. Please call library staff to confirm the rush request was received and to get an estimated time for delivery.  Additional fees may apply.

Approved by UTRGV Library Management Council on February 3, 2016.