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The John B. Coleman Library mission is to enhance the scholarly pursuit of knowledge, to foster intellectual curiosity, and to promote life-long learning and research through our innovative services, resources, and cultural programs, which support the Prairie View A&M University’s global mission of teaching, service, and research.

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PRAIRIE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY: JOHN B. COLEMAN LIBRARY- Services for Students: Undergraduate and Graduate

About the John B. Coleman Library

John B. Coleman Library (homepage)

John B. Coleman Library Hours

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Quick Facts (John B.Coleman Library)

History of the John B. Coleman Library 

Prairie View A&M University: Legacy and History Videos

Online and Print Researching: Materials

Library Live Chat Service

John B. Coleman Online Catalog (find the call numbers to books)

Library LibGuides (Subject area resource guides)

EBSCOhost- Search All databases (Online articles- journals, magazines, newspapers...)

A to Z Database List (Online: journals, magazines , books, newspapers, conference reports)

e-Journal Portal (Online access to Journal, Magazine and Newspaper titles)

InterLibrary Loan (Access to get library materials from other libraries)

Research Tools (Style Guides, RefWorks, Writing Lab)

World Cat | Area Libraries (Online Catalog of the world)

TexShare Online Application (Roving library card for access to public libraries in Texas)

RefWorks (Citation management)

Use credit card to pay for library fines

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Access from Home 

Help with Database Access

Library of Congress Classification System: Call Numbers



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Library Administration

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Dr. Robert A. Henry Music Library

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John B. Coleman Library: Notes

  1. Interlibrary Loan – Books and articles that the Coleman Library orders from another library may be picked and dropped off at the Circulation Desk 1st Floor.
  2. Jazzman’s Café is located just left of the Circulation Desk – 1st Floor
  3. Lost and Found is located at the Circulation Desk – 1st Floor
  4. Photocopiers/Printer/Scanners are located in the Periodicals and Reference Departments – 1st floor
  5. Reference Desk is on the 1st floor to answer your research and reference questions. You may e-mail questions to or call (936) 261-1535.
  6. Library Public Events Room 108 is located on the 1st Floor after the Jazzman's Cafe on the left-side


Selected List of Popular John B. Coleman Library Online Databases

Articles: magazines, newspapers, journals


Databases A to Z List

  •  Database: ProQuest
  • Database: Heritage Quest
  • Database: SAGE
  • Database: EBSCOhost/EDS Discovery
  • Database: NewsBank
  • Database: Statbank
  • Database: Alexandra Street Music
  • Database: ScienceDirect
  • Database: African American Studies Center
  • Database: ProQuest Digital Dissertations and Theses 
  • Database: eBooks- ProQuest and EBSCOhost 
  • Database: Grove Music Online
  • Database: JSTOR
  • Database: Lexis Nexis
  • Database: NBC Learn
  • Database: Project Muse
  • Database: Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
  • Database: Gale
  • Database: Mental Measurement Yearbook
  • Database: Taylor & Francis Online Journals
  • Database: Engineering and Business and Chemistry
  • Database: Agriculture and Sociology, Psychology, Social work
  • Database: Juvenile Justice 
  • Database: Credo Reference: encyclopedia
  • Database: Credo Reference: Mind Map
  • Database: Kanopy psychological and counseling full length videos 

Head of Reference and Information Services Department, Librarian II

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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