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HRPO 1311: Introduction

This guide is designed to assist students with the process of finding materials for researching a company for the course HRPO 1311.

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Getting Started

The purpose of this LibGuide is to assist students enrolled in HRPO 1311 to locate resource materials for the company they have chosen to research.  Students using this guide should consider it to be a blueprint they can follow in finding books, e-books, articles, and reports related to their company.   This guide will also show how to obtain citations for resource materials, and the associated source citations, from the catalog and the databases. 

For this LibGuide, the company used as an example will be McDonalds. When searching for information, some companies may have variant spellings. 

Research Assistance

 Librarians are here to help you every step of the way—whether in person, over the phone, via e-mail, or in a live chat session. Students can also request an appointment with a librarian by going to the Make an Appointment page. Whether you need help finding the necessary sources, figuring out databases, or even checking over your paper, there is a librarian for that! 

On the Make an Appointment's page, there can be one or more options to choose from.

  • No Preference
  • Cindy Oser (In-Person) 
  • Margaret Handrow (In-Person, Phone, Online). 

Click on the calendar for a date that is convenient, then the time of day for your appointment.

Click on the Continue button.

Enter in your name and email address.  If you select Margaret Handrow there will be three types of appointment options to choose from.

When finished, click on Confirm Appointment.

You and the librarian selected will receive confirmation appointments.  If an online appointment was selected, you will receive an emailed WebEx invite with instructions on how to join your session.

Can't Find What You're Looking For?

Hobby Memorial Library has options available for locating resources you need.

Interlibrary Loans

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.

TexShare CARD

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.