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  • Journals and Magazines - Find the best databases.  
  • Research Pro (Not recommended for use with IE 10) - Search different databases for articles and books with a single look up.
  • Learning Express - Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses and eBooks.
  • To gain mobile access to EBSCOhost, Gale, and other Databases, click here for more information.


Ask a Librarian

Search the Web - Choose from search engines designed to seek out scholarly and other high-quality Web sites. 

NoodleBib (MLA/APA/Chicago Works Cited Lists) - Log into our new documentation and note-taking tool. To get started, check out this handout or watch these videos.)

EBSCO A-to-Z - Locate key journals in your field of study.

Consider these when your local library doesn't have what you need:

  • Book Borrowing Privileges - TexShare Card - Visit almost any academic library in Texas and borrow books. There will be a limit to the number of books you can check out and you'll be responsible for returning the book. TexShare cards must be renewed each semester.
  • Books Sent to You in 2-3 Days - Intercollege loans - Our library catalog shows not only the books at your college but also those at other DCCCD colleges. This tutorial will show you how to request a book from a sister college. If you're in a hurry, you can drive to where the book is and check it out today. Non-book materials are not included in this service, except for teaching faculty.
  • Books Sent to You in 2-3 Weeks - Interlibrary loans - Request an item not available anywhere in the DCCCD.

If you know the name of a particular librarian or staff member you'd like to e-mail, you can do so through the Contact Us page.

WARNING: Under Section 215 of the federal USA PATRIOT Act (Public Law 107-56), records of the books and other materials you borrow from this library may be obtained by federal agents. Federal agents may also track your personal Internet usage on library computers. This federal law prohibits librarians from informing you if federal agents have obtained records about you.