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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.

LibGuides

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
  • How do I get the username & password to access DMC Library Databases from off-campus? DMC Logo
  • 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 [Powerpoint] DMC Logo

  • Library Instruction Materials Online from TexShare

  • 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 the Research Resources Page.

    Some tutorials require free software to view.

    For Flash files (swf), you will need Adobe Flash Player to view.

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

    American History in Video Newsbank
    Britannica OCLC / NetLibrary
    Credo Reference Oxford Music
    Ebsco Periodicals Finder
    Gale / Opposing Viewpoints in Context ProQuest
    Handbook of Texas Online ReferenceUSA
    Learning Express Library Westlaw Campus Research

    American History in Video

  • American History in Video Help
  • Britannica

  • Britannica Search Tips [pdf]
  • Britannica Online [ppt]
  • Britannica Academic Online Guided Tour [pdf]
  • Britannica Help Pages
  • Annals of American History Guided Tour[pdf]
  • Britannica Annals of American History Help
  • Credo Reference

  • Keyword Searching in Credo Reference [Flash Movie]
  • Advanced Searching in Credo Reference [Flash Movie]
  • Using Find a Book [Flash Movie]
  • Using the Credo Concept Map [Flash Movie]
  • Credo User Guide [pdf]
  • Ebsco

    Note: the runtime listed refers to playing time of the Flash movie. Movie download times are dependent on the type of network connection and network performance.

    General Ebsco Tutorials

  • Introduction to EBSCOHost [ppt] [Flash]
  • EBSCOHost Basic Searching [ppt] [Flash]
  • EBSCOHost Advanced Search [ppt] [Flash]
  • EBSCOHost Results List [ppt] [Flash]
  • EBSCOHost Reading an Article [ppt] [Flash]
  • EBSCOHost Visual Search [ppt] [Flash]
  • EBSCOHost Using Search History [ppt] [Flash]
  • EBSCOHost Mobile [ppt] [Flash]
  • Improving Search Results in EBSCO [Flash Movie, 6 min] DMC Logo
  • How to Search EBSCO for full text Literary Criticism [Flash movie]
  • How to use the EBSCO Literary Reference Center Plus [Flash Movie]
  • Basic Searching for Academic Libraries [Flash Movie, 2.5 min]
  • Advanced Search with Guided Style [Flash Movie, 3 min]
  • The My EBSCOhost Personalization Folder [Flash Movie, 4.5 min]
  • How to Create Search and Journal Alerts [Flash Movie, 3 min]
  • Page Composer [Flash Movie, 3 min]
  • Ebsco Tutorial Home
  • Tutorials for Specific Ebsco Databases

  • Auto Repair Reference Center Help Page
  • Business Search Interface Help
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text: Basic Searching [Flash Movie, 4 min]
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text: Advanced Searching [Flash Movie, 4.5 min]
  • CINAHL Support Center & Tutorials
  • Using CINAHL and MeSH Headings [ppt] [Flash]
  • Literary Reference Center Plus [Flash Movie, 4 min]
  • MLA Bibliography [Flash movie] DMC Logo
  • Student Research Center Help
  • Gale

    Biography in Context

  • Biography in Context Basics [Flash Movie]
  • Biography in Context Advanced Search [Flash Movie]
  • Biography in Context Category Browse and Biographical Facts Search [Flash Movie]
  • Biography in Context Additional Help [Flash Movie]
  • Health Reference Center Academic

  • Health Reference Center Academic [Flash Movie]
  • Health Reference Center Academic Navigation Guide [pdf]
  • Literature Criticism Online

  • Literature Criticism Online Article Options [Flash Movie]
  • Literature Criticism Online Basic Search [Flash Movie]
  • Literature Criticism Online Advanced Search [Flash Movie]
  • Literature Criticism Online Browsing [Flash Movie]
  • Literature Criticism Online Managing Results [Flash Movie]
  • Literature Criticism Online Search Tips [pdf]
  • Literature Resource Center

  • Literature Resource Center Basic Search [Flash Movie]
  • Literature Resource Center Advanced Search [Flash Movie]
  • Literature Resource Center Tutorial from Texshare in PDF or HTML
  • Literature Resource Center Search Tips [pdf]
  • Literature Resource Center Person & Work Search [Flash Movie]
  • Literature Resource Center Article Options [Flash Movie]
  • Literature Resource Center Managing Results [Flash Movie]
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context Resource Center

  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context [Flash Movie]
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context Resource Center Guided Tour [Flash Movie]
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context Demo [Powerpoint]
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context Resource Center Navigation Guide [pdf]
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context Resource Center Search Tips [pdf]
  • Handbook of Texas

  • Handbook of Texas Help Pages
  • Learning Express Library

  • Learning Express Tour
  • Setting Up Your Free Custom User Space: MyCenter (note: when logging in from off-campus, use the Delmar login and password to get to Learning Express, then log into your MyCenter with your personal username and password)
  • Using MyCenter
  • Using Tests & Courses
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Naxos Music Library

  • Naxos Music Library User Guide
  • Naxos Jazz User Guide
  • Newsbank

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

    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.
  • Oxford

    Oxford Music Online

  • Oxford Music Online Help
  • Oxford Music Quick Tour
  • Oxford Music User Tips
  • Periodicals Finder

  • Periodicals Finder does not allow external links.Login to the Del Mar College Periodicals Finder and then click on the About This Site tab.
  • ProQuest

    HeritageQuest Online

  • Heritage Quest Getting Started Guide
  • Heritage Quest: Searching Books [pdf]
  • Heritage Quest Searching the Census [pdf]
  • Heritage Quest Help Pages
  • Texas Digital Sanborn Maps

  • Texas Digital Sanborn Maps Help Pages
  • Twentieth Century American & English Poetry

  • Twentieth Century American & English Poetry Help Pages
  • ReferenceUSA

  • How to Use ReferenceUSA
  • WestLaw Campus Research

  • WestLaw Intro to Legal Research Guide
  • WestLaw Help Page
  • WestLaw Tech Help
  • WestLaw Video Tutorials
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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 Electronic and Database Services
    mbortz@delmar.edu

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