Library Distance Education Resources
Want to know what books and other material the Library has available? Check the Online Catalog.
- How do you determine which databases are on the library website? Try the Alphabetical List of searchable databases. Most of the databases are indexes to publications. (Note:
use your University Network ID when prompted)
- Not to sure which database to search? A selection of subjects in the Subject Guides indicate specialized databases, general databases, e-books and e-journals, and print
books and journals. (Note: use your University Network ID when prompted)
- How can you find an article or a title of a journal that is in full text? The Full Text Title List shows what online journals the library owns as well as linking database articles
to full text articles.
- Need a Refresher? Find tutorials and tips in How to Search.
Want to read an e-book? e-books by EBSCOHost is just one of many sources for e-books available to the library. You will be prompted
for your University Network ID when accessing this database.
For other e-books, filter your advanced catalog search for electronic books.
How is material arranged in the library? The library uses a classification system from the Library of Congress, which is summarized
in the LC Classification Outline, to shelve material in subject related categories. (Note: The database WorldCat indicates the LC subject headings with broad and narrow terms, as well as see references).
Want to read something your professor assigned for class reading from the Library
reserves? Go to Online Reserves on the library website and enter the account provided by the professor.
Need to get an article journal or book that the library does not own? Go to Illiad - Interlibrary Loan on the library website. This allows one to borrow materials from other libraries.
Want to renew a book borrowed from the Cowan - Blakley Memorial Library? Go to the Online Catalog and log in; renewing materials is just one of many things you can do under "My Account".
Want to find out more about the Library? Library Hours, Contact Information, Library
Map, Library Mission, Library Policies, and FAQ are described in Library Information.
Access from off campus
Network Accounts - College of Business, Constantin, and Braniff students should contact Academic Information
Systems (AIS), Brad Weatheread, firstname.lastname@example.org, 972-721-4137. Graduate School
of Management students should contact the Graduate School of Management Computing
Lab, email@example.com, 972-721-5030.
Other Libraries - Obtain a TexShare card to check out materials in other libraries across Texas. This service only applies
to graduate students, faculty, staff.
Go to FAQ under About the Library on the Cowan - Blakley Memorial Library home page.
Ask a Reference Question online, or call 972-721-5315, or ask via email for answers to research questions.