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Texas State Intensive English (TSIE) Library Resources: Home

This research guide contains resources to support the Texas State Intensive English (TSIE) program.


As a Texas State student you have access to Alkek Library materials and resources that can help you with your academic work, as well as studying for the TOEFL and IELTS exam.  Library staff are available to help you with any questions you might have!  This guide can serve as a resource of library services you might be able to apply at various points in your studies.

The TSIE website is your first stop for admission to the program as well and support throughout your studies at Texas State.

The Research Process

The Research Process takes you through picking a topic, conducting background research, selecting keywords, creating a search string, refining your topic, searching for resources, evaluating sources, writing your paper, and citing your sources.

Researching is often messy and non-linear, which is okay!  If at any point you need help, ask a librarian.


You'll find information about how to find books, search for articles, and about the many services Alkek has to offer you.  Alkek Librarians are available to help you via Ask-A-Librarian.

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