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Distance Education Services: Library Services

Dunagan Library E-Access

Some resources (e.g. Databases A to Z) provided by the University Library may require netid/password access from non-campus computers. An automatic prompt will occur for those resources that require this.  For any questions, please contact us via FalconChat.


Basic Reference

Not intended to be a comprehensive list, but instead a list of basic but very good leased (e.g. commercially published) websites. Off site access restricted to UTPB users.



Search Engines


Recommended Search Engines  University of California, Berkeley

Best expert advice when doing scholarly or other high-level research always use at least two search engines.

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Library Services


    • → Dunagan Library participates in a cooperative agreement called TexShare with a number of other Texas universities, community colleges, and public libraries. This program allows UTPB students, faculty, associates of the faculty, and staff to use other libraries in the State of Texas. Click here to request a TexShare Card.

Reference Resources:

  • → Librarians are ready to answer reference questions from distance education students submitted by phone, mail, email, or fax. Please be as specific as possible with your questions. The Reference desk number is (432) 552-2396. The Access Services fax number is (432) 552-2374. Librarians can also provide passwords to OCLC/FirstSearch databases, for this service please call the Reference Desk.
  • → Librarians are available to assist distance education faculty  with information needed to develop lists of readings and/or syllabi.
  • → Librarians may be contacted via e-mail or phone 432-552-2396.
  • → You may also opt to use the Falcon Chat service. 
  • → FYI: UTPB distance students should identify themselves and clearly state their information need. Some questions can be handled easily by the librarian on duty, while others will involve more time. Be sure to supply an email address, phone number, or another way to make contact. We will call you if we need to talk to you even if it is long distance.
  • Instruction on Library Resources:

  • →  Librarians provide faculty and students participating in distance education with the instruction needed to effectively utilize the library and information resources available.  Faculty and students may attend scheduled sessions or arrange for an appointment. To arrange instruction sessions contact Bobbie Williams, Instruction Coordinator, via email or phone 432-552-2407.
  • Interlibrary Services

  • →  Faculty and students involved in distance education classes are able to request materials through this service. Our new Millennium Catalogue system allows a direct link to the Interlibrary Loan Request Form.
  • → ILL Online Request Forms  vary slightly for different types of materials—e.g. books, journal articles, proceedings, and so on. Check carefully to see that you've provided as much of the requested information as possible.
  • → In addition EACH type of form and each request requires that you enter your UTPB UID in the "barcode" area.

Document Delivery

Document Delivery Service

The Document Delivery Service makes it possible to deliver (via US Mail or fax) some of the materials owned by the Dunagan Library. Typically we can provide distance education students with journal articles, shorter works or chapters from books. Documents longer than 20 pages will always be mailed; shorter documents may be faxed. In light of current copyright laws, the library reserves the right to determine which items may be made available through this service.

Document Delivery Charges
Base Charge Document Length Page Charges
$5 50 pages or longer$0.15 per page
$426-49 pages in length$0.25 per page
$425 pages or lessno page charge

For Document Delivery simply mail or fax our ILL Unit.  The address and fax number for our ILL Unit are: Interlibrary Loan, 4901 East University, Dunagan Library, Odessa, TX   79762  Fax:  432-552-2374   Phone: 432-552-2391

  • Please be sure to send complete citations and if possible the search engine, search service, online catalog or other bibliographic tool where you found the citation.
  • You must be a currently enrolled student to use this service. Only currently enrolled distance education students may have materials mailed to their homes.
  • All correspondence must include your student ID number, an address and a telephone number.