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ENG 1320 Library Tutorial: Wrap-Up

Start Here!

You've reached the end of the English 1320 tutorial! By now you should have a pretty good idea of how to start your assignment, do your research, and finish your works cited list.

In this last section, you will find: 

  • Tweet-sized recaps of the Big Ideas you've seen in the other sections
  • More information about other library services you might find useful as you continue in your academic career

The Big Ideas in 140 characters or fewer: So what should I know?

If we had to tweet the main concepts from each section...

Ask a Librarian & Research Help


Use the Ask a Librarian service for questions about library resources, research assignments or other information. We offer chat and text, or you can also email a question to us.

You may also make an online or face-to-face appointment with a reference librarian. Here's more information about individual research consultations.


Five things you (maybe) didn't know you could do at Alkek Library


1. Check out laptops

Head to the 4th floor computer lab to check out a laptop—you'll need to hand over your ID until you return the computer.

Laptops must be returned no less than one hour before library closing time on the same day they were checked out. Read more about checkout policies on the library website.


2. Get a room

If you need a private space to get some work done, look for the on the 5th, 6th, and 7th floors.

Any empty, unlocked study room is yours. However, larger groups take precedence in the group study rooms—individuals should give up the room to a group of two, and groups of two should give up the room to a group of three or more.

There are three group study rooms on the 5th floor that can be reserved online.


3. Print as much as you want

Printing is covered in your library fee, so there's no additional charge. There's also no limit on the number of pages you print.

If you have a Windows-based laptop, look at the wireless printing instructions. And don't forget the two quick print stations at the Reference Desk—unlike the public-use computers, these two have Microsoft Office installed.


4. View some great art

Visit the Wittliff Gallery on the 7th floor—it's free! The gallery displays a variety of exhibits. You might see some fine art or some materials from the archives. If you're interested in literature, you might also be interested in the Southwest Writers Collection. Also, don't forget to check out the Lonesome Dove collection, which includes costumes and props from the hit miniseries.


5. Eat!

The library has a small cafe on the 2nd floor behind the Computer Help desk. Hours vary. You can also go to the The public lounge on the 1st floor (downstairs from the main lobby) has vending machines, tables, and microwaves, so it's the perfect place to take a break and get something to eat.