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Collection Development Guides
Collection Development Guides provide information to faculty and faculty representatives about department allocation and balances. You will also find contact information for librarian liaisons.
Course Guides
Course Guides are library resource guides created by librarians for specific courses and assignments. If you'd like to find more general subject resources, try the Research Guides.
Faculty Toolkit
Faculty Toolkit guides are intended to provide resources on topics of interest to faculty, and also include guides created to support faculty workshops given at the library.
Graduate Student Toolkit
Graduate Student Toolkit guides are intended to provide resources on topics of interest to graduate students, and also include guides created to support graduate workshops given at the library. Provide research tutorials, resources, and topics on advanced
Multicultural Curriculum Transformation and Research Institute Guides
These resources guides were created for current and previous faculty attendees of the Multicultural Curriculum Transformation and Research Institute.
PACE & Career Guides
This group of guides offer specific search strategies and library resources to assist students in exploring careers to support the Personalized Academic Career Exploration for incoming freshmen. It also includes other guides related to career search.
Research Guides
Research Guides are resource guides developed to support research in a specific Major or Discipline taught at Texas State University. Looking for course-specific information? Try the Course Guides Group.
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Research Guides

Accounting
by Charles Allan - Last Updated Apr 15, 2014
This accounting guide was created to support research in accounting.
104 views this year
Advertising
by Charles Allan - Last Updated Aug 22, 2013
This advertising guide was created to support research in advertising
58 views this year
Agriculture
by REFERENCE SERVICES Alkek Library - Last Updated Apr 8, 2014
110 views this year
Anthropology
by Tara Smith - Last Updated Sep 4, 2012
A guide for finding Anthropology reference materials, books, periodicals and articles, career resources, and web sites.
166 views this year
Art & Design
by Tara Smith - Last Updated Jun 25, 2014
A research guide for finding Art & Design reference materials, books, periodicals and articles, images, career resources, and web sites.
462 views this year
Athletic Training
by Arlene Salazar - Last Updated Apr 16, 2013
91 views this year
Authors in Literature
by Jan Tidwell - Last Updated May 17, 2012
Guide for finding resources on literary authors.
28 views this year
Avoiding Plagiarism
by REFERENCE SERVICES Alkek Library - Last Updated Mar 22, 2013
This Research It Yourself guide was created to explain plagiarism and also provide useful tips on how to avoid plagiarism.
253 views this year
Biology
by Stephanie Larrison - Last Updated Oct 16, 2013
This subject guide was created to support research in Biology.
271 views this year
Business
by Charles Allan - Last Updated Aug 23, 2013
This Business Guide was created to support research in business.
159 views this year
Certified Public Management
by Charles Allan - Last Updated Dec 11, 2012
This Certified Public Management Guide was created to support research in Certified Public Management.
66 views this year
Chemistry
by REFERENCE SERVICES Alkek Library, Selene Hinojosa - Last Updated May 23, 2014
library resources for research in chemistry
96 views this year
CIS: Computers and Information Systems
by Charles Allan - Last Updated Dec 11, 2012
This Computers and Information Systems guide was created to support research in Computers and Information Systems.
29 views this year
Citation Analysis & Journal Impact Factor
by Lisa Ancelet - Last Updated Jan 6, 2014
348 views this year
Citation Manager 101
by Lorin Flores - Last Updated Mar 25, 2014
This guide was created for the Instant Theater session "Citation Manager 101" and covers Mendeley, Zotero, and Refworks, and CiteULike.
27 views this year
Communication Disorders
by REFERENCE SERVICES Alkek Library - Last Updated Mar 28, 2012
This guide was created to support research in Communication Disorders.
39 views this year
Communication Disorders
by REFERENCE SERVICES Alkek Library - Last Updated May 17, 2012
30 views this year
Communication Studies
by Tara Smith - Last Updated Dec 14, 2012
This subject guide was created to support research in Communication Studies
88 views this year
Computer Science
by Paivi Rentz - Last Updated Sep 27, 2013
Computer Science Subject Guide
85 views this year
Copyright
by Sarah Naper - Last Updated May 14, 2014
This special topic guide was created to provide basic copyright information, with a special emphasis on faculty, staff, and graduate student needs.
884 views this year
Counseling
by Terrence Edwards - Last Updated Oct 17, 2012
56 views this year
Criminal Justice
by Lisa Ancelet - Last Updated Apr 22, 2014
Suggested resources for Criminal Justice research
203 views this year
Database Search Tips
by REFERENCE SERVICES Alkek Library - Last Updated Jan 4, 2013
159 views this year
Developmental Education
by Arlene Salazar - Last Updated Sep 25, 2013
14 views this year
Drama & Theatre
by REFERENCE SERVICES Alkek Library, Lorin Flores - Last Updated Aug 22, 2013
This subject guide was created to support basic and advanced research in Drama & Theatre Resources at Alkek Library including playscripts, accents & dialects, and media & streaming video.
117 views this year
DVD Collection
by REFERENCE SERVICES Alkek Library, Hithia Davis, Rory Elliott - Last Updated Jun 27, 2014
Find out what new movies are available and search the catalog for a movie you love.
320 views this year
Education
by Arlene Salazar - Last Updated Nov 4, 2013
187 views this year
Engineering & Engineering Technology
by Jessica McClean - Last Updated Aug 7, 2013
This guide provides engineering and engineering technology resources for Texas State University students, faculty, and staff.
73 views this year
Fashion
by Charles Allan, Tara Smith - Last Updated Sep 18, 2013
A research guide for finding Fashion reference materials, books, articles, images, career resources, and web sites.
174 views this year
Film Criticism
by Lorin Flores - Last Updated Feb 6, 2012
A guide to Film Criticism resources at Alkek Library.
73 views this year
Finance and Economics
by Charles Allan - Last Updated Mar 4, 2014
This Finance and Economics guide was created to support research in Finance and Economics.
70 views this year
Finding Images
by REFERENCE SERVICES Alkek Library, Tara Smith - Last Updated Jul 25, 2014
This is a research guide for finding images and to compliment the Finding Images Workshop
132 views this year
Finding Periodicals
by REFERENCE SERVICES Alkek Library, Rory Elliott, Kay Hetherly - Last Updated Oct 5, 2013
45 views this year
Finding Statistics on the Web
by Lisa Ancelet - Last Updated Mar 24, 2014
Tips for locating statistics from authoritative sources on the web.
48 views this year
Foreign Countries
by Arlene Salazar - Last Updated Oct 15, 2012
15 views this year
Genealogy
by REFERENCE SERVICES Alkek Library - Last Updated Apr 22, 2014
Genealogy resources
114 views this year
Geography
by Rory Elliott - Last Updated Oct 29, 2013
This guide provides geography resources for Texas State University students, faculty, and staff.
290 views this year
Google Scholar
by REFERENCE SERVICES Alkek Library - Last Updated Jun 1, 2012
This research guide is to help you get started using Google Scholar. It included information about setting up preferences and using tools such as Refworks.
202 views this year
Government Information
by GOVERNMENT INFORMATION Alkek Library - Last Updated Mar 23, 2014
Welcome to Alkek Library's Government Information unit. This guide was created to assist researchers who might use publications or resources published by the federal or state government.
351 views this year
Graduate School Psychology
by Terrence Edwards - Last Updated Feb 13, 2013
This guide was created to support graduate students in the School Psychology program.
92 views this year
Grant Resources
by REFERENCE SERVICES Alkek Library, Margaret Vaverek - Last Updated Dec 3, 2013
73 views this year
Graphic Novels
by Tara Smith - Last Updated Jul 30, 2014
This research guide was created to support research in Graphic Novels
426 views this year
Health Administration
by Anthony Guardado - Last Updated Aug 3, 2012
73 views this year
HED 1320: Szucs
by Arlene Salazar - Last Updated Nov 26, 2012
26 views this year
History Research Guide
by REFERENCE SERVICES Alkek Library, Margaret Vaverek - Last Updated Apr 29, 2013
143 views this year
Hot Topics and Controversial Issues
by Rory Elliott - Last Updated Apr 15, 2014
This guide provides recommended resources and search strategies for information on hot topics, controversial issues, and pro/con arguments.
88 views this year
How to Link to Articles & Other Resources
by REFERENCE SERVICES Alkek Library - Last Updated Apr 4, 2014
Learn how to link to articles and other resources in the library's databases to put in TRACS, bibliographies, or syllabi, share via email, or save in your browser.
603 views this year
International Business
by Charles Allan - Last Updated Jan 29, 2013
This International Business guide was created to support research in International Business.
86 views this year
Investing Resources
by Charles Allan - Last Updated Dec 12, 2012
Stock analysis, macroeconomic theory, stock recommendations, company analysis, business news, and technical analysis.
74 views this year
Journalism and Mass Communication
by Jan Tidwell - Last Updated Jan 8, 2013
Research guide for Journalism and Mass Communication
81 views this year
Juvenile Literature
by Arlene Salazar - Last Updated Jul 21, 2014
146 views this year
Legal Research
by REFERENCE SERVICES Alkek Library, Margaret Vaverek - Last Updated Apr 3, 2013
Basic guide to finding legal information
368 views this year
LGBTQ Resources
by Arlene Salazar - Last Updated May 30, 2014
77 views this year
Library Catalog
by REFERENCE SERVICES Alkek Library - Last Updated Jul 30, 2012
This guide will explain how to use the Library Catalog to search for various types of material available from the Library searching by keyword, subject, author, etc.
31 views this year
Library Directory
by REFERENCE SERVICES Alkek Library - Last Updated Oct 10, 2013
17 views this year
Literature and Language
by Jan Tidwell - Last Updated May 14, 2012
This guide was created to support undergraduate and graduate studies in literature and language in the English speaking world.
76 views this year
Locating Books by Call Number
by REFERENCE SERVICES Alkek Library - Last Updated Jun 1, 2012
37 views this year
Long-term Research: RSS, Journal Alerts, and You
by Lorin Flores - Last Updated Feb 27, 2014
This guide was created for the Long-term Research: RSS, Journal Alerts, and You workshop.
259 views this year
Management
by Charles Allan - Last Updated Apr 10, 2013
This Management guide was created to support research in Management.
119 views this year
Marketing
by Charles Allan - Last Updated Sep 19, 2013
This Marketing guide was created to support research in Marketing.
199 views this year
Mathematics
by Arlene Salazar - Last Updated Oct 18, 2012
21 views this year
Military Science and History
by Sarah Naper - Last Updated Feb 14, 2014
Guide to sources on military science and history including links to the various armed services of the U.S. as well as foreign military sources.
272 views this year
Mobile Research
by REFERENCE SERVICES Alkek Library - Last Updated Jul 16, 2014
Information about various mobile versions of research & citation tools, including downloadable apps.
326 views this year
Music
by Charles Allan, Terrence Edwards, Tara Smith - Last Updated Apr 15, 2014
This Music guide was created to support research in Music.
120 views this year
Novels Research Guide
by Jan Tidwell - Last Updated May 14, 2012
Research guide for novels
2 views this year
Nursing
by REFERENCE RRC - Last Updated Jul 3, 2014
104 views this year
Occupational, Workforce and Leadership Studies (OWLS)
by Arlene Salazar - Last Updated Nov 13, 2013
159 views this year
Organize Your Research
by REFERENCE SERVICES Alkek Library, Lisa Ancelet - Last Updated Dec 3, 2013
Citation management, writing style guides
126 views this year
Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
by REFERENCE SERVICES Alkek Library - Last Updated Aug 7, 2012
49 views this year
Periodical List
by REFERENCE SERVICES Alkek Library - Last Updated Sep 3, 2013
Periodical List is the primary search tool used to locate the availability of journals, online or print/microform.
17 views this year
Physics
by REFERENCE SERVICES Alkek Library, Margaret Vaverek - Last Updated Feb 6, 2012
24 views this year
Poetry Research Guide
by Jan Tidwell - Last Updated Nov 6, 2012
Research guide for the study of poetry
26 views this year
Political Science
by REFERENCE SERVICES Alkek Library, Margaret Vaverek - Last Updated Feb 6, 2014
327 views this year
Psychology
by Terrence Edwards - Last Updated Feb 6, 2012
This is a guide to Psychology resources at Alkek Library.
90 views this year
Short Story Research Guide
by Jan Tidwell - Last Updated May 10, 2012
Research guide for the study of short stories
61 views this year
Social Research for Scholars
by Lorin Flores - Last Updated Aug 27, 2013
This guide was created to support the Alkek library workshop "Social Research for Scholars."
79 views this year
Social Work
by Arlene Salazar - Last Updated Jul 7, 2014
103 views this year
Sociology
by Lisa Ancelet - Last Updated Feb 17, 2014
This subject guide supports basic and advanced research in Sociology related topics.
156 views this year
Speeches and Rhetorical Criticism
by Jan Tidwell - Last Updated Jan 23, 2012
Research guide for the study of speeches and rhetorical criticism
21 views this year
Start Your Research at Alkek Library
by REFERENCE SERVICES Alkek Library - Last Updated Jan 21, 2013
This guide was created to introduce and support the use of Alkek Library's new discovery tool Start Your Research for research.
86 views this year
Technical Writing
by Jan Tidwell - Last Updated Feb 18, 2014
Research guide for Technical Writing
64 views this year
Tests & Measurements
by Arlene Salazar - Last Updated Sep 3, 2013
244 views this year
Texas State University Publications
by REFERENCE SERVICES Alkek Library - Last Updated Feb 12, 2014
This guide contains links to Departmental and College publications of the Texas State University-San Marcos.
13 views this year
University History
by Megan North, Kris Toma - Last Updated Jun 26, 2014
936 views this year
US 1100: Ellis-Lai
by Terrence Edwards - Last Updated Oct 31, 2013
This is a course guide created for Laura Ellis_Lai's US 1100 class in Fall 2013.
19 views this year
Women's Studies
by Jan Tidwell - Last Updated May 17, 2012
Research Guide for the study of women in history and society
26 views this year
Writing & Citation Style Guides
by REFERENCE SERVICES Alkek Library - Last Updated Oct 28, 2013
This is a Research It Yourself guide to citation styles.
5,054 views this year
Writing Center: Research Methods
by Jessica McClean - Last Updated Feb 25, 2013
This guide was created to accompany the Research Methods workshop presented in collaboration with the Texas State Writing Center.
37 views this year

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