Library Services for 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.  


  • 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:
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