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Citation Analysis & Journal Impact Factor: Library Services & How to Get Help

Get Research Help

Use the Ask a Librarian service for research assistance or other information. We offer many options for contacting us along with other tools to make your research experience a positive and productive one!
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Individual Research Consultations
Course Guides Research Guides  
YouTube video tutorials

Writing Citation Guides
 subject librarians


Request a card online through this TexShare Card request form or sign up in person at the Circulation Desk. 

  • Texshare cards allow you borrowing privileges at many local libraries, including the following participating libraries.
  • All current students and employees are eligible.
  • Cards are valid for an entire semester.
  • Materials must be returned to the same library from which they were borrowed.
  • You are responsible for any charges for lost or damaged materials. 
  • Students that do not return items will have "holds" attached to their records that prevent you from registering for classes, obtain transcripts or grades, etc.
  • For questions about TexShare contact the Circulation desk at 512.245.3681 or via email

InterLibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a free Library lending service available to current TxState students and employees. ILL allows you to borrow items from other libraries that the Alkek Library does not own. Use ILLIAD, the online interlibrary loan request system, to order your ILL items.

Typical turnaround for a book is 1-2 weeks; articles are 3-4 business days and will arrive via email.

Contact & Pick-up Info:

Items can be picked up at the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor of the Library. 

Please call 512.245.4893 or email with additional questions.

Browzine Journal App

BrowZine™ @ Alkek Library!

Stay up to date on the latest issues of top journals in Sociology & Criminal Justice!

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