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Research Guide Portal: Research Help

LSC-Tomball Research Guides

Remote / off-campus access to online databases

The Library is Open now! 

The online databases for articles, ebooks and streaming videos ( are available remotely to our students 24/7 via the 14-digit Library Barcode. Do not have a library card / barcode number yet? Fill out and submit this online form: Your barcode will be sent to your LSC email account.

Refer to our FAQ for LSC-Tomball Students and Resources For Online Students: Where to Find Help guides for answers to many of your questions regarding the services offered to our students at LSC-Tomball.

Tutoring Help @ LSC-Tomball

Reach out to find tutoring help for Math, and in writing your paper from a professional tutor. Here are the hours for face to face sessions and the contact info for a virtual help session. Here is the Summer Tutoring Schedule 

BRAINFUSE TUTOR MATCH • By appointment only • Log into myLoneStar, click on Online Tutoring and then follow the steps to book an appointment. • Lone Star tutors are in Tutor Match and Tomball tutors have TB at the end of their user names, e.g. DKeene_TB

ONLINE WRITING LAB • Enroll by emailing your name and LSC ID# to • Upload papers at any stage in the writing process and a tutor will review and return them to you.

Bookstore @ LSC-Tomball

Direct link to purchase text books @ Tomball bookstore:

Bookstore phone number and hours for the pickup window: 


Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

General Information on textbook purchase, rent and rental book return: 
For current information on purchasing textbook, please visit

For information on returning rented textbooks, please visit

You can look up the specific textbooks you will need in MyLoneStar or by consulting the syllabus for your class. Click here to access the Syllabi Search Tool.

Office365 for LSC Students / Employees

Microsoft Office 365 for Education


Microsoft Office

  • Login with your MyLoneStar Username and Password here:
  • Install the latest version of Office on up to five devices including a desktop, laptop, tablet, or other mobile devices for FREE! Includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive, and Outlook.
  • Available for Windows, Mac - iOS or Android

Some of our Resources ...

Films on Demand

High-quality, educational streaming video from companies such as Films for the Humanities, BBC, and PBS.

Academic Video Online: Premium

Full-length videos on various topics, documentaries, instructional materials and limited historical news reports.

Citation Style Guide

Information on using APA / MLA / Chicago Citation Style Guides

Academic Search Complete

Multi-disciplinary database; full text of articles from over 5,300 journals, magazines and newspapers, plus image collections.


Stream video source of classic cinema, indie films, and top documentaries.

Research / Subject Guides

Library Hours

                            Summer Hours:
Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed 

                    Calendar / Hours

Communities in Schools

Community in Schools 

Program Manager for Creekside and HSB, Amanda Heij

Current office is located at Creekside Center room 117E in the advising/counseling suite 

Onsite Monday-Wednesday 8am-4pm

Offsite Thursday and Friday 8am-4pm

Phone: (832)534-2488 and (832)761-6609

Students may request services by completing this form:​ or by calling/emailing with their own student id number and name. 

For contact information of other CIS staff please visit:

Contact the Library @ LSC-Tomball

The Library is Open now!

Research Databases containing Articles, eBooks and Videos are available to our students, faculty and staff 24/7.
Have a question? Ask us!

Circulation: 832.559.4206

Chat with a Librarian

Email us:


 SMS / Text us: 281.826.4488


Citation Guides

Writing in Literature -
Guidelines for writing prompts and term papers, provided by Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL)

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