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Library 101

This guide will take you through the ins and outs of your library! Learn about services, policies, and all of the opportunities that await you!

Researching @ Your Library

The Bell Library provides access to a variety of resources that will help you succeed in your academic career. The starting point for finding what you need is the library's homepage: https://tamucc.edu/library/

If you have any questions along the way, the key tool to know about is our Ask Us services! To the left, under the navigation menu, you'll see different ways you can connect with the Ask Us desk! We can help you with research and answer your questions, so feel free to chat with us, call us, email us, or even text us when you need help! Exciting note, we now offer 24 hour Ask Us services!!

To learn more about how to use our resources or about the different types of resources we offer, see below!

Research YouTube Tutorials Playlist

Research Services

The video playlist above will walk you through a few of the services offered by the library to assist you in your research endeavors. Below, however, we decided to give you a quick overview of some of the tools we think will prove to be the most helpful to your efforts!

Books, DVDs, and other physical items available for checkout:

Through our Circulation Desk, you can checkout available materials, request holds, and checkout reserve items. Don't forget to log into your My Library Account to check the status on your checked out items and to submit hold requests. Follow the links below to learn more:

Research Guides

Research Guides are like curated mini websites created to help you as you navigate a particular subject. Here you'll find the best databases to use in a particular field, websites that may be useful, tips and tricks to navigate the field, and so much more! You'll also be connected with the subject librarian for that particular area. You can reach out to them to seek out assistance when you find yourself hitting a brick wall.

Databases and Journals

The Library has an a-z list of the databases we provide access to! Have a databases in mind? You can visit this link to access it! We also provide access to a large variety of journal titles through a tool called BrowZine. Here you can search by subject area to learn more about top journals in the field, or you can search for specific journals to see if the library owns it either digitally or physically.