Books are a great source for background information. They are not such a great option for up-to-date statistics or cutting edge research because of the amount of time they take to publish. If you find a book that looks like it might be useful, look at the table of contents and index and try to find the topic keywords you identified. If you can't find your keywords, the book is probably not going to be helpful for your research. If the keywords are in certain chapters, you can identify which sections you'll want to read.
What is a call no.(number)?
A call no. is a series of letters and numbers that explains where in the library the item is located. Books are organized by similar subjects, so it can be helpful to look around at books on the library shelves near it to find other books that may also be what you are looking for.
All materials physically in the library have a catalog record. Here is an example.
The location, call no., and status are displayed. The call no. is a series of letters and numbers that explains where in the library the item is located. Books are organized by similar subjects, so it can be helpful to look around at books on the library shelves near it to find other books that may also be what you are looking for.
Continue scrolling to read more information. Subject Headings are helpful to find other books that have the same or similar subject areas.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a Library lending service available to current TxState students and employees. ILL borrows items from other libraries that the Alkek Library does not own. Use ILLIAD, the online interlibrary loan request system, to order your ILL items.
It is free to use this service. Typical turnaround for a book is 1-2 weeks. If articles are found in electronic format, requests can be sent to you via.
Contact & Pick-up Info:
Items can be picked up at the Checkout Desk on the 3rd floor.
Please call 512.245.4893 or email with additional questions.
Request a card online through this TexShare card form or sign up in person at the Checkout Desk.
Here are some areas that you might choose to browse for geography materials.
|G 1 - 922||5th floor||Geography (General)|
|G 1000 - 3122||5th floor||Atlases|
|G 3180 - 9980||5th floor||Maps|
|GA 1 - 1776||5th floor||Cartography. Mathematical geography|
|GB 3 - 5030||5th floor||Physical geography|
|GC 1 - 1581||5th floor||Oceanography|
|GE 1 - 350||5th floor||Environmental sciences|
|GF 1 - 900||5th floor||Human ecology. Anthropogeography|
|HB 848 - 3697||5th floor||Population geography|
|HD 101 - 1395||5th floor||Land use|
|K 3581-3598||6th floor||Environmental law|
|QC 851 - 999||6th floor||Meteorology. Climatology|
|QE 1 - 999||6th floor||Geology|
|S 590 - 599||6th floor||Soils|
|S 900 - 972||6th floor||Conservation of natural resources|
|TC 1-1800||6th floor||Hydraulic Engineering|
|TD 1- 1600||6th floor||Environmental Technology|
Check the Library of Congress Classification Outline for more detailed information.