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Engineering Transfer Students Workshop  

Overview of library resources and services for engineering students.
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Top Ten Things for students to Know about the Libraries

  1. Get it for me
  2. Chat with us 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  3. Annex Hours 24/5
  4. Google Scholar with links to our licensed content
  5. Tutorials on academic integrity
  6. Reserve a group study room
  7. Suggest a Purchase (includes textbooks)
  8. Subject Librarians
  9. Mobile Resources
  10. Media and Reserves for films and multimedia equipment

    Where are textbooks?

    Check the Course Reserves system; see our Textbooks guide for more possibilities.



    The purpose of this workshop is to familiarize engineering transfer students with library resources and services.  

    Before You Begin:

    • Review your library accounts and services, how to get remote access to resources, and how to get help.


    Overview of the Information-Gathering Process

    Overview of the Process:

    • Access resources (even Google Scholar) from library web site! (necessary to link to TAMU-licensed full text)
    • Choose a search engine or database (see Research Subject/Class Guides for recommendations - Here's How Video)
    • Search / refine your search; save your search strategy or set up search alerts if important
    • Mark and save your citations to personalized database account, and/or email, download, or export citations to a citation manager such as EndNote, RefWorks, or Zotero, etc.
    • Use Find Text@TAMU text retrieval options, Get It for Me service when item is not online full-text
    • Use citation manager program to:
      • organize and annotate and / or tag your references
      • store PDFs, images, etc. 
      • share folders of citations with work group
      • create stand-alone bibliographies
      • format manuscript with in-text citations and bibliographies (integrated with your word processing software)


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