Library Services for Online Students

FOR OUR ONLINE STUDENTS:

Students in online classes at McMurry have access to the library’s resources through the library’s website, email, phone conversations, and an online chat service.

Services provided:

  • Guided research assistance by phone, or email, or chat.
  • Access to databases, electronic journals and eBooks, 24/7, through the library website using your email username and password.
  • Access to the online catalog 24/7.
    • If print material is needed you can request a book on interlibrary loan through your local library or make arrangements with McMurry’s Reference Librarian.
    • If using eBooks available for McMurry patrons found in the online catalog, you will be asked to log in using your r McMurry email username and password.
  • Articles, eBooks and Journals can be found in Multi-Search or our individual databases.
    •  Multi-Search is a platform to search our online Catalog, most of our databases and more eBooks, ejournals and other resources.
    • You can also search specific databases by clicking on the database tab you will find links to all of our individual databases organized by alphabet or subject.
  • Chat – select the Chat now  button on the website and connect with our online reference chat service. (This is available 24/7.) We partner with 20 other libraries to bring you this service.
  • Interlibrary loans:
    • You can request Inter-Library Loan’s (ILLs) through your local library or through McMurry using WorldCat or Multi-Search to make requests. Contact our reference librarian, for assistance.
  • TexShare Cards
    • If you are located in Texas, you may request a TexShare card be sent to you. This card allows you to check out two books at a time from your local participating University Libraries.  

Tutorials:

  • Multi-Search using EBSCO Discovery Services- Search the databases, ebooks, online catalog and ejournals through a single portal.

Tutorials for individual databases (These are found under Databases tab)

  • Academic Search Complete- Full text, scholarly, multi-disciplinary database covering areas of academic study. (EBSCO)
  • Business Source Complete- Full text articles from journals and major reference works in all disciplines of business including marketing, management, accounting, finance and economics. (EBSCO) 
  • Federal Register- is the daily newspaper published every business day by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). It contains government agency rules, proposed rules, and public notices.
  • HeinOnline- source of legal information. It provides access to a large number of law libraries.   
  • Legal Collection- Indexes respected, scholarly peer-reviewed law publications; includes journals, documents, and case studies. Provides information on topics such as criminal justice, international law, federal law, organized crime, medical, labor & human resource law, ethics, and the environment. (EBSCO)
  • LexisNexis -Over 6,000 news, business, and legal sources.
  • Masterfile - Coverage includes business, health, education, general science, and multi-cultural issues; dates back to 1975. Contains full text for general reference magazines and publications, reference works, primary source documents, photos, maps and images. (EBSCO)
  • MyJSTOR-- Archive of scholarly content in the disciplines of the arts, sciences, humanities, business, mathematics.
  • WorldCat-OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. Students can use the WorldCat ILL link for interlibrary loan requests

Contact Us:
Main #:          325-793-4692
Reference#   325-793-4683

Email: mcmurry.library@mcm.edu

We are here to help!