Library Access and Tutorials

Full Text Access

Moody Library provides full-text access to about 85% of the digital holdings. It is not higher because some publishers only provide access to abstracts. This is a publisher’s decision, which libraries cannot change or control. You can access  our databases and journals in several ways:

  1. Through our LibGuide Database page (a.k.a. subject guides). Many subject-specific guides contain links to specific journals. Click on the resource and you will be taken to a sign-in page with a picture of our library. You will authenticate using your HBU email address and password (same as for the HBU Portal). NOTE: You cannot log in to databases directly such as You must go through the library’s pages.
  2. Google Scholar:
  • Click on the hamburger icon (three stacked dashes) in the upper left corner of Google Scholar.
  • Click Settings
  • Click Library Links and type Houston Baptist University.
  • Click all the check boxes and Save. We recommend doing this each time you use Google Scholar.



This is the government version of PubMed and not the EBSCO version. The advantage of this version is that HBU Moody Library worked with the NIH to initiate their Outside Tool for our future nurses. This means that an HBU icon will be visible on every article in PubMed to give you the chance to see if we have it in our databases unless the article is Open Access (free). Be sure to review citations closely to see if articles are, in fact, Open Access and free to read. If not, click the HBU icon to check our databases. Disclaimer: The HBU icon is not a guarantee that each and every article in PubMed is freely available. If not, you can request articles via interlibrary loan.


The library has a self-guided tutorial service and is beginning to create more. These are available 24/7. Be sure to check again for new additions!

CloudSearch and Searching Strategies



Credo Reference

  • How to Do A Basic Search (Platform overview)
  • What Is the Mind Map?
  • Finding Reference Books on Credo Reference
  • What Are Topic Pages?
  • Research Paper Help Center
    • The landing page will provide a variety of tabs organized by topics. Click on the topic closest to what you need or click through to see the variety of tutorials or videos. If something strikes your interest, click the link at the bottom of the page.
  • Getting Smart with Information (or Help: I’m Writing A Research Paper) [full suite] – This information literacy suite is organized by expandable sections and covers a wide range of research topics. Click on the topic to view video or textual help. To give you an idea, here are some of the many topics: getting started with research, narrowing topics, help with thesis statements, background tips, information searching tips, learning the differences between primary, secondary resources and peer-reviewed sources, choosing and narrowing topics, understanding the various types of information methods, how to evaluate and de-bunk information, and understanding various citation styles.