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Midland College
Fasken Learning Resource Center
Library Resources for Distance Learning

Library Catalog | e-Books | Journal Databases | Library Information
Web Links | Tutorials | BAT Resources


Welcome! This is your gateway to information provided by the Murray Fasken Learning Resource Center at Midland College. You will discover an extensive collection, including both print and electronic resources, with helpful tutorials on their use. You will also notice a large directory of Weblinks, according to subjects and fields of study. These tools are designed with you, the student in mind, and for your future success. Please use the following link to access the LRC's home page:

The major sections of our LRC webpage are:

 •  LIBRARY CATALOG - Do you need books by a certain author, or on a specific subject? Searching is easy using SirsiDynix e-library! Over 100,000 books and e-books are among the resources described and accessed by the catalog. For additional lists of resources by format, location, and category, follow this link:

Go to the "Library Info" box (upper right screen) and select "More Information." Examples are:
 *  RTTC (Ft. Stockton collection)
 *  Online Tutorials (accessing electronic resources)
 *  New Books
 *  BAT (Baccalaureate) AV Materials
 *  Teaching Excellence e-books

 •  e-BOOKS - Are you interested in browsing, reading, and printing from thousands of e-books? They are just a few clicks away. Follow this link:

 *  eBook Collection Over 44,000 full-text e-books in many academic and technical fields of study.
 *  Credo Reference More than 500 definitive reference works in subjects such as Art, Business, History, Medicine, Psychology, Religion, Science, Sociology, others. Entries range from brief definitions to major articles.
 *  Stat!Ref Includes dozens of health sciences reference books in full text, including Nursing, Pharmacology, Emergency Medical, Allied Health, and others.

To request a Password List, please identify at least one of your courses and instructors in your e-mail message addressed to:

 •  JOURNAL DATABASES - For research papers and other assignments for almost every course, find authoritative articles from major publications. Follow this link: These full-text articles are located in many specialized databases:

 *  EBSCO Includes Literary Reference Center and Academic Search Complete.
 *  Gale Includes Contemporary Literary Criticism and Newsstand.
 *  Many Others

To request a Password List, please identify at least one of your courses and instructors in your e-mail message addressed to:

 •  LIBRARY INFORMATION - When is the LRC open? What are its policies? If you plan a visit to our campus, call us to schedule a tour (432-685-4559). Locations of library staff and services are included on the Floor Plan. . Follow this link:

 •  WEB LINKS - What are some of the best sites in the Health Sciences? For my course in American Literature, where can I go to find biographies and critiques on authors and their works? Are there sites to assist me with citations and the mechanics of good writing? Is there an international directory of government-sponsored websites? Follow this link:
By providing links to other sites, Midland College does not guarantee, approve, or endorse the information or products available on these sites

 •  TUTORIALS - These cover tips on using the catalog and other modules to access the databases, e-books, streaming videos, and other resources available to all distance learners. Follow this link:

 *  What are TexShare databases, how can I use them?
 *  How can I search Reference e-books simultaneously, and in which topics?
 *  What are some examples of scholarly journals, vs. popular periodicals? Since many instructors require scholarly sources, how do I identify these?

 •  BAT RESOURCES - Students in higher level courses require many diverse publications to support their research projects. For example:

 *  Best books and journals on Management
 *  Publications on business practices and customs observed in other countries
 *  Business databases covering most subjects in the curriculum, such as Business Source Complete
 *  Business communications resources
 *  Recommended websites on Business Ethics

For an extensive list of resources, follow this link:

Additional links can be located in the Weblinks section under "Business Studies." Topics include "Business News," "Finance," "International Business," and many others. Follow this link:


NOTE: Some databases are accessible to Midland College students and faculty off-campus.
For more information contact the LRC staff by clicking HERE.


Have a question? Ask a librarian - click here!

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