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Blackboard and Library resources (ebooks, articles, databases, etc.) do NOT require MyVPN or MyCitrix to work from off-campus.

Please do not use MyVPN or MyCitrix for Blackboard or Library resources to save space for the applications that require them. For password and account issues please contact the IS Help Desk ( or 409-772-5200). For questions about Library Resources, please contact Reference Librarians via Ask a Librarian (


Most Used

Citation Management

Additional Core Resources

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Resources

Connect to Library Resources from Off-Campus

Using Library resources from off-campus is almost identical to on-campus access, as long as you start from the Library's home page. When you are off-campus, the first time a resource is used, you will be prompted to log in with your UTMB email username and password. The system should remember your login information for subsequent resources as long as you do not close your browser. Make sure you are using the Library's web page to access resources so you can be prompted to login.

Watch a video to see how to login from off-campus.

Note:  If you have problems with your UTMB email username and password, contact the IS Help Desk at:

  • Galveston: 409-772-5200
  • Houston: 281-554-1577
  • Elsewhere: 1-888-898-2401

Using the VPN

MyVPN is available from UTMB Information Services. Signing into MyVPN gives your computer a UTMB address. This will allow you to access Library resources without an extra login step.

Evidence-Based Point of Care

Evidence-based resources to inform clinical decision making

Ebook Packages

Each package contains many different titles. Search for your topic across all books in the collection or browse to a specific title.

Most Used:

Other Ebook Packages

Biomedical Reference Books

Selected Titles

Ask a Librarian

Reference Librarians are available Monday-Friday, 8am - 5pm

 Call: 409-772-2372
 Text: 409-433-9976
(askus [at] utmb [dot] libanswers [dot] com)
 Schedule an Appointment

 Request a Search


Library Resources with Apps

Some Library resources simply use "mobile friendly" interfaces to allow access on mobile devices. Others have developed apps to facilitate access.