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Northwest Houston Center Orientation: Orientation Presentations and Library Tutorial

Basic orientation to library resources

Library Orientation presentations and Tutorial

Below are a few prsentations that provide information about the library and how to use the resourcs.  

Library research involves the step-by-step process used to gather information in order to write a paper, create a presentation, or complete a project.  As you progress from one step to the next, it is commonly necessary to back up, revise, add additional material or even change your topic completely. This will depend on what you discover during your research.  There are many reasons for adjusting your plan. For example, you may find that your topic is too broad and needs to be narrowed, sufficient information resources may not be available, what you learn may not support your thesis.

The tutorial is designed to assist you in the research process and provide information on how to find resources using the John B. Coleman Library website.

 External videos are included for additional information.  Audio is included on the PowerPoint slides indicated. 


Elizabeth Jean Brumfield, Ph.D.

Distance Services Librarian

Head, NWHC Library






Refworks PowerPoint Presentation--Getting Started with New Refworks

Digital Commons

Digital commons@pvamu is a digital repository and publishing platform that provides open access to scholarly works created by the faculty, students, and staff which is provided by Prairie View A&M University libraries. This Research and scholarly output included here has been selected and deposited by the individual university departments and centers on campus.


The information presented is relevant to the research assignment for my class
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The librarian presented the material in a clear and understandable manner.
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John B. Coleman Library
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 519, MS 1040, Prairie View, Texas 77446
Physical Address: L.W. Minor St. / University Drive, Prairie View, Texas 77446
Reference: (936) 261-1535, Circulation: (936) 261-1542

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