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GNST 4350: Interdisciplinary Project: HELP! (and tutorial)

This guide is specific to completing the Project Outline, Project Research (Problem and Audience), and Project Research (Format and Minors) steps of the GNST 4350 Interdisciplinary Project.


Places to get help are listed below. 

  • Once you're ready, click to start the tutorial. (Best completed in Firefox or Edge.)
  • If you need more help, go back to the Home tab and you can contact me!

HELP! I have a really complex research project!

Big research project?  Make an appointment for an

Individual Research Consultation

HELP! I can't find any information!




HELP! Alkek doesn't have the book/article/video I need!

First, see if we can help (Ask A Librarian!).  If we can't find it in our collection, we may be able to find it through:

What is it? 

  • InterLibrary Loan (ILL) is a way to get items from other libraries that the Alkek Library does not own—journal articles, books, DVDs, CDs, anything you might need for your research.
How does it work?
  • Use ILLiad to order your ILL items.  (1) Make an account, (2) enter as much information as you can about the item you need, and (3) the ILL staff will try to track it down. 
  • You can manage/track your ILL requests from your ILLiad account at any time!
How long does it take?
  • Turnaround times vary—to be safe, plan to wait a few business days for an article and at least a week for a book.

Need further help?  Call the ILL desk at 512-245-4893.


Request a card online through this TexShare Card request form or sign up in person at the Checkout Desk. 

  • Texshare cards allow you borrowing privileges at many local libraries, including the following participating libraries.
  • All current students and employees are eligible.
  • Cards are valid for an entire semester.
  • Materials must be returned to the same library from which they were borrowed.
  • You are responsible for any charges for lost or damaged materials. 
  • Students that do not return items will have "holds" attached to their records that prevent you from registering for classes, obtain transcripts or grades, etc.
  • For questions about TexShare contact the Circulation/Reserve desk at 512.245.3681


HELP! I'm writing a paper and I'm confused!

Where do I get help...

  • citing my sources?
  • with editing my paper?
  • writing ANYTHING?


Student Learning Assistance Center (SLAC)

What do they offer?

  • In-person tutoring

Where are they located?

  • On the 4th floor of Alkek Library. Check the website for hours and availability.

SLAC also maintains good handout page for quick reference.


Texas State University Writing Center

What do they offer?

  • Help with all types of writing, including papers, essays, and resumes.
  • In-person and online tutoring (check their website for more information).

Where are they located?

  • On the first floor of ASB North.

Round Rock patrons can seek assistance from the Round Rock Writing Center.