Reference materials are resources that you would use if you're looking for a specific piece of information: a date, a biography, a measurement, a physical property, etc. Generally, they will be organized alphabetically or in another order that makes the information easy to find. Reference materials might include handbooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, or indexes.
Electronic resources are accessible on and off campus. If you are off campus, you may be prompted to log in with a NetID.
Google Books - Discover thousands of book titles here and see if we own them (note: Google Books does not let you read entire books)
Texshare - Check out a book from almost anywhere in Texas with one of these cards. Click for information.
Worldcat Searches thousands of libraries - built-in interlibrary loan request button allows you to get material we don't own.
What to know: Texas State Libraries have over 1.5 million items that can all be found within the online library catalog. The library catalog does NOT contain journal articles.
What you’ll learn: How to search the online catalog to find and use print books, ebooks, and audiobooks - no matter where they are in the library.
Why you should care: Books are a great source of research information (even background research!), so being able to locate them effectively will save you time.