This guide is an introduction to resources associated with the fields of Construction and Manufacturing. The goal of this subject guide is to provide valuable, and relevant information sources for CTC students. Whether you are pursuing a degree or certificate, or just taking classes in the Building and Manufacturing Technology department, this guide will help connect you with books, newspapers/journals/magazines, websites, videos and more!
How to use this guide:
Navigate through the tabs to find books, databases, and other resources. Each tab contains instruction for accessing and using the provided resources. Learn how to find information, evaluate websites, cite sources, and more!
Not all sources are created equal—you have to evaluate them to make sure they are credible. Librarians are here to help you every step of the way—whether it's in person, over the phone, via e-mail, or in a live chat session. Whether you need help finding the necessary sources, figuring out databases, or even checking over your paper, there is a librarian for that!
Written your paper, but not sure it's quite right? Use Research Paper Mentoring (RPM)! Any CTC student can submit a final draft of a research paper for a CTC class to the librarians for evaluation; it's easy:
1. CREATE: new email using your CTC EagleMail account
2. Send TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Email SUBJECT: RPM
4. ATTACH: Final draft of your research paper (only MS Word is accepted)
5. In body of EagleMail email, provide:
6. CLICK SEND
NOTE: Once received, you will be notified by reply email the library has received your paper for review. Only final drafts of your paper will be accepted. If your paper is not at an acceptable standard, it will be returned to you for correction and resubmission. Research paper reviews will be processed in the order in which they are received.
Disclaimer: Library staff provides guidance, direction and suggestions in the review of papers. As papers are reviewed by different librarians, there will be variances in the response received. Students or instructors may disagree with review suggestions. All questions about the paper should be directed to the instructor.
Hobby Memorial Library has options available for locating resources you need.
The ILL department can locate books and journal articles which are not owned in CTC's collection. You can check the Library Catalog for books and hard copy journals or our electronic resources for articles first. For more information on the Library's Interlibrary Loan department, please click the here.
The TexShare CARD is another great option for locating resources that are not owned in CTC's collection. The TexShare CARD is a statewide library card that lets you borrow books and other physical materials from more than 500 libraries across the state of Texas! For more information about requesting a TexShare CARD see the library's Circulation desk or you can click here for more information. You can also go to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission's website for additional information about the TexShare CARD program.