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Online Student's Guide to the Library

The best library resources for online students.

Lots of Great Online Resources Available!

If you are taking COM's online courses, this guide is for you!

It can be difficult for online students to get to the Library so COM Library has created this brief guide that brings together the best resources for online students. 

To access resources from other libraries, students can come to COM Library and sign up for a TexShare card.

What can you access 24/7 off campus?

  • Thousands of full text articles
  • Thousands of eBooks
  • COM Library Guides
  • Ask COM Library
  • All of the Internet (of course!)

Top 24/7 Sources for Research



Ways to Get Help

Select the Chat option on the bottom right corner of any page to ask real COM Library staff a question via live chat during library hours, or start your chat below now.


Book a librarian​COM students, faculty and staff can book a one-on-one session with a librarian. We're here to help!

Book a Librarian!

callBest for when you want answers that are simple or in-depth. Call us at 409-933-8448

Available during library hours.

emailBest for when you want answers that are simple or in-depth. Email us.

Available to ask 24/7; answers during library hours.

In PersonBest for when you want answers that are simple, in-depth, or be shown how to use library resources.

Available during library hours.

SMSBest for simple answers. Text us at 409-229-4142

Available during library hours.


D2L Help

There is a support system just for D2L!

Educational Technology staff will help you with all your D2L questions.