Library Instruction

The library offers Library Instruction (LI) sessions that are designed to acquaint students in the use of library resources needed for coursework and research, and to help them develop information literacy skills. LI sessions are taught in the library and classrooms, to provide an introduction to locating and using library materials, online database demonstrations, and an explanation of the library's system of organizing material. Individual and course-specific sessions are also available upon request. LI sessions may be scheduled by calling the library, (409) 944-1240 or by e-mailing a request to  Please include your name and telephone number along with the date and time of the requested instruction.


The David Glenn Hunt Memorial Library provides a number of research tools online for student, faculty and staff to access on demand from work or from home. The tutorials linked below are composed of video demonstrations and quick tip guides to provide instruction in how to access and utilize the library’s resources. 


   Library Orientation

   Accessing Electronic Databases

  Access World News

   Axis 360: (choose your device)
  • iPad, iPhone, Windows Devices (Video, Text)
  • Kindle Fire, Kindle HD (Video, Text)
  • Nook, Sony eReader, Kobo Family, Mac OS (Video, Text)
  Downloading EBSCO eBooks
  Ebrary Basics (Video, Text)

  Ebrary: searching, finding and using eBooks

 EBSCO:Basic Overview

          Searching Multiple Databases in EBSCO

          Using Folders in EBSCO

 Empower Research Tutorial

  How to read call numbers

  MUSE (Video, Text)

  Using Boolean Operators

  Using EBSCO eBooks

 Using the OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog)


Updated 4/21/2014 - Content Author tkloppen