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Call number areas to browse

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Higher Education LB 2391 Testing LB 2050 Study Skills LB 2395

The books in the library are organized by subject. You can browse these call number areas to find related books. So, if you are searching the library catalog and find a book that looks interesting or particularly relevant to your research, you can search the shelves in the library in the same call number area to find related items.

Reference Sources

Title Call Number
College majors handbook with real career paths and payoffs REF HF5382.5.U5 F644 2004
Creative colleges : a guide for student actors, artists, dancers, musicians, and writers REF NX280 .L68 2008
The College blue book REF LA226 .C685 2003,v1
Great careers in 2 years REF HF5382.5.U5 P447 2003
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The reference collection is located at the back, right-hand side of the library. Items in this collection cannot be checked out, but a copier is conveniently located so you can make copies of the resources you find.

To search the Library Catalog for reference books about college & universities, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter a search term into the "Subject" field and then limit your search by selecting "Collection: Reference Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Circulating Books

Title Call Number
Community college companion LB2343.32 R684 2011
Excelling in college : strategies for success & reducing stress LB2343.32 .K68 2012
The secrets of college success LB2343.32 J35 2010
Getting the best out of college LB2343.32 .F434 2012

Find More College student orientation Find More College majors Find More College students


To search the Library Catalog for books about college & universities, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter a related search term into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Circulating Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

E-Books

Title E-Book Type
Preparing for college EBSCO eBook
College majors & careers EBSCO eBook
50 best college majors for a secure future EBSCO eBook
How to study EBSCO eBook

Find More College students Find More College majors Find More Study skills


To search the Library Catalog for e-books about college & universities or a related subfield, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter a related search term into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Electronic Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items available to Montgomery Library patrons only, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Audio/Visual Materials

Title Call Number
College success skills LB1065 .A7 2006
Developing good study skills LB1049 .D484 2004
Learn creative memory and note-taking skills LB2395 .S83 2002
Writing the perfect college admission essay LB2351.52.U6 W75 2005

Find More College student orientation Find More Study skills Find More College students


To search the Library Catalog for books about college & universities, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter a related search term into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Media: Videos, DVDs, films, slides, etc." from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Periodicals

Community College Week Periodicals Collection
Community College Journal Periodicals Collection

The periodical section is located in front of the circulating collection, next to the outdoor patio area. The periodical collection is organized by title. These items cannot be checked out, but there is a copy machine available adjacent to the periodical section.

Tips!

Requesting items not available at Montgomery Library:

If there is an item listed in the catalog, but it is not located at Montgomery Library, just select the “Request First Available Copy of this Item” button from the catalog record to have the item sent to Montgomery Library for pick-up. To complete your request, you need your library barcode and PIN number. Generally, your PIN number is the last 4 digits of the phone number you used to register for classes. If you have problems accessing the databases, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

If the item is not available in the catalog:

Just select the “Requests” tab located in the upper, right-hand side of the screen. Complete and submit the Inter-Library Loan Request Form – LSCS. Contact a librarian if you need help!

Research Databases: Find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles

Recommended Databases

Academic Search Complete Multi-disciplinary database; full text of articles from over 5,300 journals, magazines and newspapers, plus image collections.
Vocational and Career Collection Full text coverage for more than 350 trade and industry-related periodicals.
Films on Demand High-quality, educational streaming video from companies such as Films for the Humanities, BBC, and PBS.
eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) Search complete electronic books. Set up a free account and download to your PC, Mac, Nook, Sony, Android, iPhone, or iPad.

Tips!

Finding the right database:

If you’d like to explore a subject area: Access the Research Databases: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> Select a category that is relevant to your topic.

If you know the title of the journal you’re looking for, use the A to Z Electronic Journal Search to find out which database provides access to that journal: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> A to Z Electronic Journal Search -> Select “Search” tab

If you know the database title: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> Find Database by Title

If the full-text/PDF version of an article is not available, select the “Check LinkSource for more information” link to see if another database offers full-text access.

Accessing Databases from Home:

You can access these databases from home, but you need your library barcode and PIN number. Generally, your PIN number is the last 4 digits of the phone number you used to register for classes. If you have problems accessing the databases, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

Interlibrary Loan (ILL):

If you are not able to find a resource that you need in the databases or in the library catalog, you can request the item via the Interlibrary Loan Form: http://www.lonestar.edu/library/interlibrary-request.htm

Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed Sources

Scholarly articles are written by an authority on the subject and are meant to share primary research with others in the field. Unlike popular sources, scholarly sources generally have a narrow audience and include a clear author or sponsoring association. These documents are very structured and usually include a literature review, methodology, and extensive citations. Many scholarly sources are also peer-reviewed which means others in the field reviewed the work before it was published. Many databases will allow you to limit your search to scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources – look for this option.

Websites

Occasionally the librarians at LSC - Montgomery library will find a website they consider exceptional or particularly useful for academic research.

Suggested Websites:

Transfer 101 for Texas transfer101.org/tag/texas
Peterson's College Search petersons.com/college-search.aspx
Major & Career Profiles bigfuture.collegeboard.org/majors-careers
Matching Careers to Degrees bigfuture.collegeboard.org/explore-careers/careers/matching-careers-to-degrees
U.S. News.com: Education usnews.com/topics/subjects/education
College Affordability and Completion ed.gov/college-completion
FinAid finaid.org
College Scholarchips, Colleges, and Online Degrees college-scholarships.com
U.S. News & World Report: Rankings usnews.com/rankings
Federal Student Aid www.fafsa.ed.gov

Getting research assistance . . .

Reference Desk

Email: mclr@lonestar.eduPhone: 936 273 7390

Department Contacts

Department Home: http://www.lonestar.edu/transfer-resources.htm

Name Email Phone Number Office Number
Dr. Rosario Martinez Castillo, Director Rosario.Martinez@lonestar.edu


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