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Need help? Chat with a librarian, ask-a-librarian through email, request a research consultation, see library research guides, get help with usernames and passwords, find subject guides or specialist librarians, and find information about citing sources.

Help Tools

  • Initiate Student Technology Support: Submit a ticket for student technology issues or challenges associated with online courses -- these will be routed to IT, AT, or TEL when appropriate.  You can also chat with a librarian who can more quickly answer or route your call.
  • Chat with a Librarian Online: Talk to a librarian online twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. These academic librarians should be able to help you complete your research, and cite your sources. 
  • Online Research: Find out about all of the online help options through the library. 
  • Research Consultations: Make an appointment to meet with a librarian to get assistance with your research or citing the sources you have already found. These appointments can help you learn how to use all the different tools available through the library, even those that you don't know about yet. They can last anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour or more. Making an appointment ensures that you can see the librarian you want to see, and that he or she has time to prepare for your visit. 
  • Helpful Tutorials: Get help navigating the library tools, databases, and e-reserves; Web Literacy; Plagiarism; The Amazing Library Race
  • Library Research Guides: Find library guides to research, including those related to finding peer-reviewed journal articles, books, and other academic resources. These guides are created to help you get the most out of the resources available to you. 
  • Username and Password Help: Are you having difficult logging in? Can't figure out which username and password to use? Review this help page to get a better idea of the right credential to access TAMUCT online resources. Hint for students: it's the same username and password you use for blackboard! 
  • Subject Guides: Each of these guides is tailored to a specific subject area taught at TAMUCT. They cover researching books, journals, finding articles, websites, writing, citing, professional resources, research support, and help resources for these subjects. 
  • Subject Liaisons: Find out which librarian specializes in your area of concentration. This librarian is an important resource for you because he or she can help you navigate research specific to your interests since he or she is already familiar with these research tools. 
  • Citing Sources: Get information about how to cite sources using different citation styles, including MLA, APA, Chicago, APSA, and ASA. 
  • Plagiarism and Academic Integrity: We provide information and resources to help our students avoid plagiarism and other academic dishonesty.
  • Research Programs:  The library offers special programs to help foster research and information literacy across campus. These include workshops, book readings, drop in times, and other special opportunities. 
  • Collection Development: Items are added to the library using special practices, and following the library's Collection Guidelines. 
  • Library Class Instruction: A librarian is available to provide instruction about using the library to classes or other groups of individuals. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are all eligible to request a library instruction sessions.