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Distance Education Services: Research Databases

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


Try Start Your Research first! Search results can be limited to citations from Peer Reviewed journals. Many Research Databases are searched via Start Your Research, but not all. The library subscribes to hundreds of databases for you to use. These function as search engines for published articles. Many of the databases contain full-text articles, meaning that the actual article is available there. Databases contain proprietary content from a variety of scholarly journals, conference proceedings, books, dissertations, and more.


Citation Management

Have a lot of citations you want to enter in your works cited/references list? Try a citation manager.

Do you need the Web or Desktop version?


  • Organize your research Include citations while you write your paper
  • Build a bibliography in a variety of formats
  • Import references from library databases and Google Scholar.