Mary and Jeff Bell Library

How to Find Books, Magazine and Journal Articles, and Other Documents

To Find Books

  • Go to the Bell Library Homepage, http://rattler.tamucc.edu/.
  • Click on Find Books & More
  • Search by Words (keywords), Author, Title, etc.

Follow this link to a tutorial for searching Bell Library's online catalog, Portal.

Use the database,eBooks, to find electronic books.

WorldCat, the largest online catalog in the world, contains information on millions of resources owned by thousands of libraries throughout the world. It can help you locate materials owned by many Texas libraries. It can also help identify quality Internet/Web resources. Do this by limiting searches to Internet Resources in the Advanced Search mode on WorldCat.

Other Library Catalogs

Dissertations and Theses , the database, provides online access to the full text of dissertations written throughout the country from 1997 to the present. One may also search this database to find citations or references to dissertations written from 1861 to the present.

To Find Journal and Magazine Articles

  • Go to the Bell Library Homepage
  • Click on Find Articles
  • Find databases alphabetically by name.
If, at first, you do not find an article full text in a particular database, the needed article may be online, full text in another database or in another format, such as print. Check the Find Journals List to find out.
  • Go to the Bell Library Homepage
  • Click on Find Journals

When in the Find Journals List, type the journal title into the Find box. This list is the key to the journals Bell Library owns or to which it has access electronically.

If, after checking this list, you are still unable to find the needed journals, use the Interlibrary Loan Service.

  • Go to the Bell Library Homepage
  • Click on Services
  • Click on Interlibrary Loan

If you have not used this service before, be sure to follow the link for First Time Users. The library will try to obtain a copy of the needed article or document from another source. Note: If you live outside the Corpus Christi metropolitan area and you need books or other printed documents, Interlibrary Loan will mail these items to you first class at no cost to you. You will then be asked to return the items to the library and assume the return mail cost.

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