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Distance Education Services and Research Assistance: Faculty support services

This guide will provide information about library services and research assistance for students in Texas State University classes at a distance

General library information

Faculty can check out materials for 1 year with 2 renewals. You can renew materials online or at the library.

Services for faculty

Did you know that you have 24/7 access to the Texas State Library from anywhere?  That's right, whether you are on campus, at home, at another university, or conducting research in the field anywhere in the world, you can access the Texas State Library resources anywhere that you have Internet access.

24/7 access via

the library website!

The Library’s online catalog and electronic resources, such as databases, ebooks, and ejournals, are accessible from any workstation connected to Internet.  If you are prompted for a user name and password, simply enter your NetID and password to access to these valuable research resources.  

Please see this page for a more in depth list of services available to Texas State faculty.

Course support

As the Distance Education Librarian, I can:

  • create, or point you to, existing library tutorials and guides that meet the needs of students in your course and can be embedded into TRACS.

  • answer your questions about library services or research

  • direct you to library services tailored to Distance Education like Interlibrary Loan to request books not owned by Alkek and articles not available in full text online

  • assist you in locating content such as articles, books, book chapters, e-books and videos that support your course needs

  • guide you in the process of embedding library resources, including multimedia, into your TRACS site

  • collaborate with you to create meaningful research assignments that meet your student learning outcomes and make effictive use of library resources

  • connect you with the liaison librarian in your area, provide online or in-person instruction to your students using tools such as Adobe Connect

  • collaborate with your liaison librarian to one-on-one and group research consultations for students in your course online or by phone

  • answer library related research questions and when needed or refer your students to the appropriate subject librarian for additional assistance