Consider using a citation manager instead of typing bibliographies and in-line citations by hand. It will save you time.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a free lending service available to current Texas State students and employees. ILL borrows items from other libraries that Alkek Library does not own such as journal articles, books, DVDs, CDs—anything you might need for your research.
Use the online Interlibrary Loan request system ILLiad to order your ILL items. Enter as much information as you know about the item you need, and the ILL staff will try to track it down.
Depending on the type of item you're requesting, turnaround times vary—to be safe, plan to wait a few business days for an article and at least a week for a book.
If you need help with making an ILL request or have questions about the process, call the ILL office at 512.245.4893.
If you have specific questions about citing your sources, writing tips, or help with editing, you can go to the following places on campus for more assistance.
Get in-person tutoring at the Student Learning Assistance Center, or SLAC, located on the 4th floor of Alkek Library. Check the website for hours and availability. SLAC also maintains a good handout page for quick reference.
The Writing Center is located on the first floor of ASB North. You can get help with all types of writing, including papers, essays, and resumes. The Writing Center offers in-person and online tutoring (check their website for more information). Round Rock patrons can seek assistance from the Round Rock Writing Center.
Request a TexShare card through this request form or sign up at the Circulation/Reserve Desk on the main floor.
Use the Ask a Librarian service for questions about library resources, research assignments or other information. We offer chat and text, or you can email your question.
You may also make an online or face-to-face appointment with a subject librarian. Learn more about individual research consultations.