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Alkek Library will re-open Tuesday at 8am. Remember, all the full text databases and streaming audio/visual stuff will still work! Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2013 at Alkek Library News
This one will be good for people researching social attitudes, work patterns, or consumer habits. Gallup Business news website has up to the date information about economic questions. It includes polls of consumers, business owners, and surveys of regional conditions.... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2013 at Alkek Library News
The Ipod. The Vespa. Ford Mustang. Fender Stratocaster. These are icons of industrial design - the art of making your product ergonomic, functional and attractive. Look up books here. Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2013 at Alkek Library News
If you're graduating, remember that Texas public libraries offer online access to databases kinda like ours. You'll need this to improve your knowledge base out there! We still have public access computers with your favorite databases, but you may want... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2013 at Alkek Library News
Here's a link to our books on study skills. Books for note-taking, listening in class, active reading strategies, time management and information retention. Hint: get rid of your Xbox and Guitar Hero! Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2013 at Alkek Library News
Take a journey to what Bob Dylan called the "old, weird America." Before 50s suburbia mentally sanitized the landscape, America was full of wooden shanties built over the water, grandmothers that ran safe-cracking gangs, street urchins, voter fraud, and assorted... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2013 at Alkek Library News
Rice meet beans. Beans, this is rice. Hey nice to meet you! I think the mustard greens are coming over. Cool. Where's ramen? In the hospital with hypertension from all that salt. Nutrition for College Students. Low budget cooking. Vegetarian... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2013 at Alkek Library News
Looks like that blogging, YouTubi'n, Facebookin' and Tweetin' is paying off! Not only have you liked posts, watched videos and learned about library research tips and workshops, but now we are being officially recognized. LibraryScience List named us #34 in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2013 at Alkek Library News
There's more data than ever being generated about individuals. From Facebook to Gmail (your data is mined), store purchases to computer cookies, companies and the government are awash in data on human social and economic behavior. Many companies hire statisicians/marketing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2013 at Alkek Library News
Resource Name Confidential Print: Middle East, 1839-1969 Subjects Confidential print documents from the British Foreign and Colonial Offices covering early events in Afganistan, Egypt, Sudan, Persia, Turkey, Jordan, Arabia, Iraq, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, Syria and more. Coverage 1839-1969 Format Reports,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2013 at Alkek Library News
FAX service – is now available at the Circulation Desk in the Alkek Library! This service is currently a PILOT service…to see how it goes. The service is only for Texas State students, faculty, and staff. The cost of the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2013 at Alkek Library News
Video cameras – several video cameras are now available for check out at the circulation desk. Cameras may be checked-out for 4 days, with 3 renewals. Too see if a camera is available and camera specs, see or Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2013 at Alkek Library News
Chinua Achebe was one of the first generation of African writers. Achebe wrote about colonialism and Africa from an African perspective. His most notable book, Things Fall Apart, shows the impact of European colonialism on a Nigerian village. All Chinua... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2013 at Alkek Library News
Check out one of our audiobooks on CD titles. You can search here and limit to audiobooks or walk up to the third floor and browse the titles (they are in the upper right hand of the floor, or ask... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2013 at Alkek Library News
Here are some of our books on reality television. Let's concede that reality television is inherently unreal. It's edited, and the shows have an artificial hook - i.e. you must betray others to win, lose weight in a certain kind... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2013 at Alkek Library News
Discover new voices in the best short story magazines. All American new short story mags here (small university presses, regional presses, The Atlantic and big names too). Analog has published some of the sci-fi ever. In print and online here:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2013 at Alkek Library News
You should check out author Joe Nickell - he got started as a forensics investigator and then moved on to investigate historical document forgeries and real-life X-files (always with a skeptical mind of course). Here's the table of contents for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2013 at Alkek Library News
Primary sources are documents that are direct records of an event, raw data, documents, magazines or newspapers from the time, photos or other material created at the time of an event. Even audio recordings, buildings, or just about anything could... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2013 at Alkek Library News
Bet you didn't know about "proximity" searches in the Ebscohost family of databases. These commands allow you to search 2 words that occur in the text near each other. The upshot of which is: the article is more likely to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at Alkek Library News
Here's how to find books and other materials that the Alkek Library doesn't own. Use Worldcat to search the world's libraries at once. Request the item you want through interlibrary loan (for books, expect the process to take a minimum... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at Alkek Library News
We have Rosetta Stone Language Learning software, as well as other fine language learning programs. The easiest thing to do is just follow this link to see all of our holdings in all languages from different publishers. The Rosetta Stone... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2013 at Alkek Library News
Here's the link to the library's online holdings of Consumer Reports. Consumer Reports reviews thousands of products in almost every category - cars, appliances, phone plans, electric toothbrushes, etc... Be informed before that next purchase! Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2013 at Alkek Library News Alkek Library is on Twitter. Research tips, hours, video tutorials, knowledge nuggets! Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2013 at Alkek Library News
Video tutorial that features citation analysis - finding the most cited articles in your field. Also discusses using online dissertations to read bibliographies on your topic. Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2013 at Alkek Library News
Apparently, there is a problem with Java and ARTstor. Here's the solution (from a company message): A number of ARTstor subscribers have contacted us recently to report that their campuses have disabled Java software on their Web browsers due to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2013 at Alkek Library News