Answered By: Josh Brynildsen Last Updated: Jul 25, 2016 Views: 71
There are a couple of ways to access articles through the University Library’s databases. The quickest may be through the RRC Library homepage here http://rrc.library.txstate.edu/. Users have access to the library catalog and links to numerous databases from the library's home page.
Available databases have been organized by subject and discipline. Access to these groupings is available on this page: http://catalog.library.txstate.edu/search/y. Using specific databases will help narrow down the returns on keyword and subject searches and may make for more efficient researching. Databases can also be browsed alphabetically.
Feel free to Ask a Librarian through the online form, chat, phone, or at the reference desk should any help be needed.
The Start Your Research feature, box at the bottom of the page with a maroon bar on top that reads “Start Your Research …”, may be adequate for a very quick initial search covering many subjects. Here you can search for articles by clicking the “Articles” tab and entering a keyword, title, or author into the search box. If full text or peer-reviewed/ scholarly article are needed, these search features can be activated by clicking the buttons below the search box. Please be cognizant, however, that Start Your Research does not link to all of Texas State University Library's databases and therefore may not direct users to all of the appropriate and available information.