Libraries' Website Offers New Services for Easier Searching and Renewals

Marketing and Communications | August 23, 2012

Responding to survey requests for a better search and a single place to renew all items, the University Libraries is introducing two new services.

The new improved Search offers one-stop access to everything in both library catalogs and much more. In a single search, library users can view results from LibCat, the Medical Sciences Library catalog, the Digital Repository, e-journals, databases, and research guides, as well as millions of articles from publishers.  

The new search provides access to articles from major sources including American Institute of Physics, BioMed, ERIC, HathiTrust, IEEE, JSTOR, Oxford University Press, Web of Science, and more.  

Search lets you narrow results by online availability, specific library, and various formats. With Search you can link to the online full text (if available), check for availability of print copies at any of the Libraries, and request items through Get it for me.  

Searching is available from the Libraries’ home page or an online search box page.  

Another new service, My Library Record, offers a single place online to view and renew materials checked out from the Texas A&M University Libraries. My Library Record also displays your most recent Get it for me requests.

For your convenience, a link to My Library Record is accessible from all Libraries' web pages.  

For questions or comments, contact Bennett Ponsford, digital services librarian.