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Research & Instruction

Research Assistance

Research librarians and assistants are here to help you with your research and academic needs. We offer several services and tools to make your research experience successful.

The Ask Alkek desk is located on the 2nd floor of Alkek Library. Call us at 512.245.2686 or Chat/Email.

Schedule Instruction

Research Librarians can provide hands-on instruction sessions. Based on availability of staff and spaces, we will do the best to accommodate your requests during busier times of the semester.

  • Please give at least 2 weeks notice
  • For class sections and small groups
  • Schedule a session in the library or have a librarian visit your classroom

For ENG 1320, 50-minute classes: ENG1320 - 50 Minute Request Form
For ENG 1320, 80-minute classes: ENG 1320 - 80 Minute Request Form
For all other classes: Library Instruction Request Form

Roving Research Assistance

Research librarians can come to your school, department, residence hall, computer lab, or anywhere else you need us to be to answer research questions. 

Roving Research Assistance Form

Need Librarian Expertise in Your TRACS or Canvas Site?

Faculty can work with librarians to enhance student research skills in TRACS or Canvas supported courses. Our course embedded librarian program allows faculty members to tap librarian expertise for specific courses in all subject disciplines. If you add the librarian who teaches your class as a participant in the role of University Librarian they can add:

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