If you are interested in books which are not owned by the Alkek Library, they can be requested via our Interlibrary Loan service and we will borrow them from another library. This is a free service available to current Texas State Students, Faculty, Staff. NOTE: This process takes 7-10 days for books.
To request a book, open our ILLIAD link for interlibrary loan and fill out the online request form.
If you have not used the service before, just click near the bottom of the page at the "First time users" link to set up your free account.
Perform a KEYWORD search in the Alkek library online catalog to find books or other materials on your topic
** Example: United States Foreign Relations sources
The library has many sources that may be of interest when exploring the historiography of the early American history.
Always try searching our online catalog first, you'll be surprised what you find!
Here are just a few examples of some useful subject headings to use when searching the catalog-
Remember: You can sort your results by date to get the items published most recently in the catalog!
If you need help finding materials which may be available in OTHER LIBRARIES, we have a database for that!
Worldcat is a database containing cataloging records from libraries around the world. This can help you to identiify resources for your paper.
Once resources are located, you may request that we borrow them from another library through interlibrary loan (see box below) OR, you will be able to see a list of libraries which own the item. If you don't wish to wait for the ILL process, you may visit libraries on your own and borrow their materials.