One of the very first things we librarians tell incoming freshmen is that WIkipedia is not an appropriate source for university-level research. That's true. But too many students take that a step further and assume that they can't use anything on the Internet.
Online content has a bad reputation for being inaccurate and biased, but there is a lot of high quality, up-to-date information available via web sources.
This guide will give some tips on how to find research sources online and how to evaluate them to ensure you only use the best possible content.
NOTE: Please see the Remote Services LibGuide for updates to ILL services during Spring 2020.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a free lending service available to current Texas State students and employees. ILL borrows items from other libraries that Alkek Library does not own such as journal articles, books, DVDs, CDs—anything you might need for your research.
Use the online Interlibrary Loan request system ILLiad to order your ILL items. Enter as much information as you know about the item you need, and the ILL staff will try to track it down.
Depending on the type of item you're requesting, turnaround times vary—to be safe, plan to wait a few business days for an article and at least a week for a book.
Items can be picked up at the 3rd floor Checkout Desk. Please call 512-245-4893 or email with additional questions.
Request a TexShare card through this request form or sign up at the Checkout Desk on the 3rd floor.