Did you know that many Texas State University courses have an online guide developed specifically for that class? Texas State University librarians, through a service called LibGuides, are able to create research guides with tutorials and links directly to discipline specific resources. Are you overwhelmed by the volume of resource available to you through the University Library? Let the library’s Course Guides point you in a more efficient direction.

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Course Guides can be found here for Round Rock Campus classes and here for classes held in San Marcos. Guides are listed alphabetically by course name and number, often the professors name is attached. Not every course has a guide to go along with it, librarians tend to create guides to go along with instruction. However, it is likely that a similar class or a class within the same department will be able to point you to valuable resources.

Let Texas State University LibGuides lead you to the resources you need!

Texas State University Prof. Amanda Boutot is Interviewed in SAGE Education Streaming Collection

The University Library recently purchased the SAGE Education streaming collection as part of the SAGE Videos resource and look who we found: Texas State University Curriculum and Instruction faculty member Dr. Amanda Boutot’s discussion about Autism.

SAGE Video with Prof. Amanda BoutotBe sure to take a look at this and many other resources in this database.

Spring Break Hours

Texas State University’s Spring Break begins on Monday, March 14th, 2016 lasting through Sunday, March 20th, 2016. The Avery Building at the Round Rock Campus will have abbreviated hours during that time: Monday – Thursday, 8am – 6pm, Friday, 8am – 5pm. The Round Rock Campus Library will also have shorter hours during Spring Break.

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Enjoy Spring Break! But if you’re in town and need to get work done, come in and find out more!

Music Databases

Texas State University has done a good job of lining up its Spring Break with the music portion of the South by Southwest events (the Round Rock Campus library will be open for most of that week – check out hours here) providing an opportunity to explore new music. However, downtown Austin isn’t the only place where new tracks can be discovered.

The University Library offers a number of music databases that feature streaming content. American Song places an emphasis on American folk music ranging from boogie-woogie to zydeco with much of the content available for streaming. Jazz Music Library streams full albums from many of the genre’s greats.

Homepage for Contemporary World Music

Contemporary World Music features streaming music from all over the world. If you’re interested in tunes from the Nakhichevan region of Azerbaijan, Contemporary World Music has it. If you’re curious about the sounds of Galibi in the Marowijne district of Suriname, Contemporary World Music has it.

Why fight the crowds downtown when much of the world’s music is available through the University Library’s databases? Come in and hear more.