Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a free 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. Typical turnaround for a book is 1-2 weeks nad must be picked up at and returned to the library. Articles are sent to requestors via email.
Contact & Pick-up Info: 512.245.4893 Items can be picked up at the Checkout Desk on the 3rd floor of the Library.
Use the Library Catalog to search the main collection for print resources, multimedia resources, and ebooks. The Library Catalog also provides location and availability details.
Start Your Research searches can also be limited to books/eBooks by marking the "Library Catalog" option on the left.
Collections of eBooks can also be searched and most are included in Start Your Research.
Multi-disciplinary collections that will be especially helpful include EBSCO eBook Collection, ProQuest eBook Central/eBrary, Springer eBook Collection (ePub files can't be used on the Kindle)
A policy institute or think tank conducts research and engages in advocacy around a particular issue, from a stated viewpoint. Many think tanks offer neutral, non-partisan research, but most advocate a particular political ideology or agenda, so you need to scrutinize the organization you use as a source. is a progressive think-tank dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through ideas and action. is a national, independent advocate for public education and for more effective public schools.
everal research units, including Education and the Public Interest Center and Commercialism in Education.
is an Arizona based think tank. Broad areas of research include expansion of charter schools, education tax credits and vouchers, and the regulatory climate for alternative and independent schools is an advocacy group whose mission is to preserve, promote, improve and strengthen public schools for both current and future generations of students.
Policy Archive is a good source for finding materials from various think tanks, including many of the ones mentioned here.
on-profit corporation. Research includes K-12 assessment and accountability, school reform, teachers and teaching, higher education, military education and training, worker training, and substance-abuse prevention in schools.