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Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization

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Tricia Boucher
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Welcome to your Library Guide!

This guide is your portal to Alkek Library resources to help you in your studies, research, teaching, and professional development.

  • Use the navigation to the left to get around the guide and find what you need.
  • Don't forget to scroll down each page to see all the helpful information!
  • The Library Research Skills section has interactive tutorials for whenever you get stuck while researching.
  • And remember, your STEM librarians are here to help you! Just contact me below.


This guide was created to support the Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization Program (MSEC) at Texas State University.

Here you'll find information to help you search for the books, articles, and dissertations & theses you need for your research, in addition to other helpful resources and leading organizations in the field.

Beyond the Texas State University Libraries, another helpful campus entity for students in the MSEC program is the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.


Useful Tools

These tools will help you find, save, and organize your articles - and help you stay current in your field.

LibKey Nomad | CMU LibrariesLibKey Nomad

This is a browser extension - if you find an article on the web, it will bring you to the full-text through TXST Libraries.

BrowZine : Third Iron Support Browzine

This is a desktop and mobile app that lets you build a bookshelf of your favorite journals - and let you know when new articles are published.

File:Google Scholar logo.svg - Wikimedia Commons  Google Scholar

Use the above link to access the TXST instance of Google Scholar - find articles there, and get the full text through TXST Libraries.

Need Help?

Use the Ask Us! 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 Request Research Assistance with a librarian or specialist.