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Library Information

Library and Computer Lab Hours
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
8:30am to 9:00pm
Wednesday & Friday
8:30am to 5:00pm


Library Public DropBox

Your Brown Mackie Library has its own DropBox. This will be a place where the librarians can place documents for students to access and download. The content of the DropBox will vary. If you need the librarian to make something available to you, please ask and this is where we'll put it so that it is available not just to one student, but to all. Of course, nothing private will be placed here.

Look for the library assignment form here. You can also download the library orientation videos, but to view them on your iPad you must use the links in the Library Orientation section on this page.


Questions or Suggestions?

Have any questions or suggestions regarding the library guide website?  Please e-mail library guide administrator           Hallie Barnes at
for assistance.



The Library welcomes your recommendation of books, journals, and DVDs to add to our collection.  Please e-mail your suggestions to:



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Welcome to the Library

Welcome to the BMC Albuquerque Library

Have questions?  Email or call us for assistance with any questions you may have.
We look forward to helping you with your research needs!

Library Orientation Videos Now Available to View on your iPad.
Scroll down to view or click on the shortcut link below the picture. 


On this page you'll find links to resources that will be helpful to you as a member of the Brown Mackie College - Albuquerque community. Be sure to check back often to find new resources and information, and bookmark the link to this page in your favorite web browser.

Skip directly to APA Citation Maker, APA worksheets, and other APA resources

Skip directly to the Library Orientation Videos

Skip directly to Financial Aid Resources


Research Links

Book Catalog  This link does not require any password.

ProQuest Database  This link only works when you are on campus. You can access Proquest and other databases, such as Westlaw Campus, from anywhere through your portal.

Student Portal  This link is for STUDENTS only and requires a STUDENT username and ID. Your student portal gives you access to your course information, schedules, grades and financial services information - among other things. You will need to go through your Student or Faculty Portal to access ProQuest if you are not on campus.

Faculty Portal  This link is for FACULTY only and requires a FACULTY member's username and ID. The content is the same as the Library page in the student portal.

Libros   The online catalog of the libraries of the University of New Mexico (UNM) and Central New Mexico Community College (CNM). Choose which school library you wish to search in using the drop-down menu on the page.

Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library System  Access the public library catalog here. You will need a login from the library to access advanced resources, but you can perform a search in the "classic catalog" without a special login.

Homework Help - Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library System  This link requires an Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library Card 

New Mexico State Library - El Portal  - IF you are a student at the Brown Mackie College - Albuquerque campus, this link will give you access to resources available only in New Mexico through the state library. El Portal is licensed only for use within the State of New Mexico.

New Mexico One Source of Law  This link is for legal studies students and requires a username and password provided by the class instructor.


Doing Research & Citing Your Sources APA Style

Use of scholarly sources and APA format citations are THE standard at Brown Mackie College. Here are a few online resources to help you learn how to research and write research papers.

APA Citation Maker : This link is from the Oregon School Library Information System. Best for quickly creating APA citations, but remember you need to learn how the system works, not just to copy. You are always responsible for the work you turn in.

Writing Assistance    This page gives tips on determining the academic quality of a website (whether or not it's OK to use). It also includes hints on APA citations, how to write in an academic manner using good grammar and style, how to avoid plagiarism, and PODCASTS with PowerPoints and PDFs on how to organize your research and your paper. GET TO KNOW THIS SITE!

Basics of APA Style  This link is a tutorial from the American Psychological Association

Purdue OWL: APA Formatting and Style Guide  This link is a tutorial from the Online Writing Lab of Purdue University

If you need assistance with accessing or using the book catalogue or ProQuest, the library now has a DVD with short tutorials, created by your librarian. Ask library staff to check one out!

Library Orientation Videos

   Since our school opened, the library staff have provided in-class library orientation to new students. For a variety of reasons, the in-class sessions aren't able to meet the needs of every student, nor is there time to delve into all the library research tools and features. 

   You will use the Voyager online library catalog whenever you need search for a book in the library. You can also use it to look up videos or printed journals (we have quite a few of those). Our subscription database of online journals is ProQuest. You'll use this to find scholarly articles. 

   These videos are designed to guide students through the process of using the book catalog and ProQuest. They cover the same material that is covered in the library orientation session, but unlike the orientation session, a few of these videos cover more advanced features of Voyager and ProQuest, so if you are already used to using these tools, but wish to learn more, you may find these videos useful. Watch the videos in order. They progress from an overview of the library guides page, through using the book catalog and ProQuest, to creating citations with APA citation maker.

   Although I have tried to keep the videos short, they may take some time to load. Please be patient. 

Financial Aid Resources

Sources for financial aid are abundant beyond measure. Some are better than others, some are just plain scams. How do you know the difference? It's not always easy to tell. In the library we have books in the reference section that will help you find scholarships and help you learn how to apply for them. Here we are presenting a short list of resources that Brown Mackie has found to be helpful to students. All links presented on this page were valid as of 3/6/2012.

Please also look at the SCHOLARSHIP AND GRANT INFO tab at the top of the page for additional links and information gathered from other Brown Mackie Campuses.

Clicking on the name will take you directly to the website. Click on the information (i) icon next to the link to see the URL.



Hallie Barnes
Mary Jamieson
Library Assistant
Brown Mackie College-Albuquerque
10500 Copper Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87123
(505) 559-5220

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