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Information for Students:

Research Consultations are available to students needing individual consultations with librarians. Please contact us at (956) 665-3331 or to set up a meeting.

Course/Subject Guides: Pages created for specific classes. These include information about print material and databases.

Assignment Calculator: Assignment time management tool.

Steps for Completing a Research/Term Paper: List of steps from the Assignment Calculator.

Evaluating Sources: A quick tutorial on how to evaluate both print and web sources.

Internet Public Library: Pathfinders: Links to websites covering a wide variety of academic subjects.

Popular Magazines vs. Scholarly Journals: Learn about the differences between popular and scholarly articles with this easy-to-use chart.

Research 101: Tutorial for students.

Stewart Library - Weber State University: Shows samples of scholarly journals and popular magazines.

Seven Steps of the Research Process: Summarizes the steps you need to do for your research.

Using Primary Sources on the Web: Explains primary sources and how to find, evaluate, and cite them.

Who do You Trust?: Explains the difference between propaganda and scholarly research.


Information for Faculty & Instructors

Teaching, instructional, and research support is available to all faculty & instructors at UTRGV. The Library staff can work with you to improve students' access to information resources and develop their skills. Visit the Resources for Faculty Webpage. Please contact our Head of Reference and Instructional Services Librarian, Stefanie Lapka, at or (956) 665-3331 for more information. If you are ready you can also complete the Schedule Library Instruction form to arrange for a research or skills training workshop which can be customized to meet your needs.

Curriculum Support Services

Course Reserve: Place item(s) on reserve for reading lists.

Library Classes: A complete list of courses and academic support services available through the Instructional Services Department.

Library Instruction Assessment Forms

Schedule Library Instruction

Hands on Training Includes:

Library website overview using Library collections

Training on specific databases

Group instruction

Prepare topic research guides

Evaluating Internet resources

Course Management Services:

Online Courses and Course Management Software (Blackboard)

Center for Online Learning, Teaching, and Technology

Add Library Resources to your course

Copyright and online classes

Additional software for online support

Integrate a librarian into your class:

Ask a Librarian can be used to chat (IM) with or email a librarian.

Contact Subject Librarians to add them to reference support or discussion in Blackboard.

Research Support Services:

Tenure and Promotion:

Request a Book for the collection

InterLibrary Loan Request


Useful Links for Both Students and Faculty

Database tutorials: How to find articles and information through the Library's databases.

Copyright Information

GIS/Media Lab: For multi-media production.