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Library Instruction Sessions for Classes and Groups

Library Instruction and Library Orientation sessions are taught by appointment. To schedule a session for a class, Instructors may call 698-1311 to speak with a Reference Librarian, email at refdesk@delmar.edu, or chat live with a Reference Librarian.

Please try to give at least a one week notice when attempting to schedule a class. This time is needed to ensure the availability of librarians and library instruction rooms. Please note that most classes are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Therefore, times may not be available on short notice.


Research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by DMC librarians. Know what we know - find it in LibGuides! LibGuides provide easy structured access to many different resources for your research and class needs. They have been developed by DMC Reference Librarians & Reference Staff to assist you in finding what you need. For further reference assistance or to request a custom LibGuide for your class visit the Reference Desk on the second floor of the library, use our reference chat or call the Reference Desk at (361) 698-1311 or (361) 698-1877.

Open Library Instruction Sessions

Want to know more about research techniques or how to use a specific database? Come to a Personal Library Instruction Session. Sessions are open to students, staff or faculty. Learn how to harness the world of information to meet your specific needs. To schedule a session, call 698-1311 or email refdesk@delmar.edu and request a Personal Library Session. For further reference assistance visit the Reference Desk on the second floor of the library, use our reference chat or call the Reference Desk at (361) 698-1311 or (361) 698-1877.

Top Ten Facts DMC Students Need to Know About Library Services

Library Instruction Tutorials

Library tutorials with the DMC Logo icon were created for DMC students by DMC Librarians & Library Staff.

Getting Started
  • Choosing Research Resources DMC Logo
  • Magazines & Journals: What are the differences? [Flash movie] DMC Logo

  • Using DMCnet Library Catalog
  • Using Basic Search [Flash movie] DMC Logo
  • Using Power Search [Flash movie] DMC Logo
  • Finding eBooks [Flash movie]DMC Logo
  • Finding Books at the DMC Library: How to locate materials on the shelf [pdf] DMC Logo

  • Using Print Indexes
  • Using Biography Index [pdf] DMC Logo
  • Using Print Periodical Indexes[pdf]DMC Logo
  • Walker's 20th Century Short Story Explication [pdf] DMC Logo

  • Library Database Tutorials

    Below are links to tutorials and help files for library databases available from Del Mar College Library.

    In most cases, the tutorials do not provide active links to the databases. To search the databases, click on the database name headings or link from the Library Home Page or from the Databases A-Z list.

    Some tutorials require free software to view.

    For Acrobat files (pdf), you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.

    Adam Matthew Newsbank
    Britannica OCLC / NetLibrary
    Credo Reference Pronunciator
    Ebsco ProQuest
    Gale ReferenceUSA
    Handbook of Texas Resource Locator
    Learning Express Library Salem Press
    LexisNexis TeachingBooks.net
    Naxos Music Library  

    Adam Matthew

    Help Guide


    Britannica Tools

    Credo Reference

    Search Help


    Ebsco Tutorials YouTube Channel


    Gale Tutorials

    Handbook of Texas

    Handbook of Texas Help Pages

    Learning Express Library

    Frequently Asked Questions
    Quickstart Guide


    LexisNexis Tutorials YouTube Channel
    LexisNexis Academic Knowledge Center

    Naxos Music Library

    Go to NAXOS Music Library, then click on the ? on the right side of the top banner for the “Member User Guide” and Video Tutorials.


    Advantages of Using NewsBank Instead of the Web [Word Document]
    Search Strategies and Boolean Logic [PowerPoint]


    OCLC WorldCat Catalog

    WorldCat does not allow external links to their help pages.  Log into WorldCat, hover over the arrow besides WorldCat to activate the dropdown menu and click help.


    Pronunciator overview video


    Ancestry Library Edition



    SciTech Collection Premium

    Newspaper Archive

    Texas Sanborn Maps

    Twentieth Century American & English Poetry


    How to Use ReferenceUSA

    Resource Locator

    Resource Locator Tutorial

    Salem Press

    Salem Press Student User Guide


    Video Demos


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    Del Mar College Libraries
    101 Baldwin Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78404
    Phone (361) 698-1310

    Please send comments/suggestions to
    Merry Bortz, Head of Library Technical Services

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