If you want to ace that standardized test, check out these links. Study from a book or take a sample test from our databases.
ABC-CLIO publishes books that break down the major sources for a particular topic. Sample topics include countries, historical periods, movements, and more.
It’s a great way to find out what are the major works in your field. Also includes annotations. Highly recommended.
Annual Reviews is a wonderful database that presents bibliographic essays on your academic topic. These essays will explain our current state of understanding the topic as well as listing the important articles and books that you need to read.
These essays provide an effective means of context and deeper understanding of the problem you are researching. You didn’t have to read a sketchy Wikipedia article either!
Check out Scopus!
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Available to Faculty, Staff, Students, Walk-in users
Permitted Uses Download, copy, print out for academic non-commercial purposes; Print limited portions ;Download limited portions;
Categories: Citation Analysis , Multi-Subject , Research Tools , Science , Engineering and Technology , Humanities
I have fond memories of Scarecrow Press. If you needed an introduction or overview of almost anything – the history of Panama, women music educators, anthropological theorists, you name it – you would eventually run into Scarecrow Press.
Just a couple of hours reading these books did wonders to increase your comprehension of advanced or graduate-level courses.
You can either search the link above or type in your keyword and then the word Scarecrow.
Here’s our list of databases that provide information on grants, scholarships, awards and other sources of funding.
Important information for graduate students and professors!
This is our new READ poster image with recent graduate, Daniela Garcia! You can get your free postcards at these locations in Alkek Library:
Circulation and Research & Info desk – main or 2nd floor
Periodicals/Media desk – 3rd floor
Government Info desk – 4th floor
The Wittliff – 7th floor
They will also be available soon at the Round Rock Campus Library.
Here is Daniela’s full testimonial about reading and the library. Her quote is on the back of the READ postcards too:
“Growing up I never truly had immediate access to luxury entertainment thus naturally causing me to shift my attention towards books. My sisters were older than me by a few years so I always found myself connected to characters inside books of many sorts instead. Throughout my public education, I would look forward to the school book raffles sometimes giving me the opportunity to get more than one book! My own personal library has been developing since those times and has even inspired me to write my own stories. Out of this inspiration derived the decision to attempt a degree in English to be able to hone my writing craft. Being surrounded by books to me means surrounded by a myriad number of worlds and characters. Being surrounded by books means surrounded by endless possibilities and opportunities to learn. This is why I love books and why the library is the most magical place for me to be.”
BA in English, Film emphasis
Minor in Anthropology
Sigma Tau Delta International English Honors Society Member
We offer special workshops on advanced library topics. We’re doing grad student research survival, finding images, getting statistics, RefWorks (the program that stores your citations) and more!
You will learn to get better research results and save time!
We’re excited to present the February issue of Library eNews, featuring services and resources to serve our Texas State community. This issue introduces our new 3D printing service, provides tips on career exploration and honing research skills, showcases our University Archivist and a poem written for Alkek’s “Tell Us Your Story” competition–and much more!
Library eNews (also accessible at https://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/5952)
Inside This Issue:
My Home Away From Home
Tell Us Your Story Winner
“The Alkek Library,” by Isabel Briana Torres
How Alkek and a Hike Helped Me Find My Way
Step Up Your Research
Using Library Resources to Sharpen Research Skills
Meet Our Staff
Kristine Toma, University Archivist
News from the North
Faculty: Place Reserve Items at the RRC Library
Calling All Art Lovers!
At the Wittliff Collections
Wittliff Exhibit Highlights Classic Texas Films
Texas State University History
Glimpses of University History on Flickr
Using Images from the Internet
Official Texas State University Disclaimer
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