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Get It For Me

Have materials delivered from across campus or from other libraries around the world.
Request books, articles, theses and dissertations and other materials for free.
Go to: Get It For Me (Document Delivery Service) 


For Distance Education Students

Distance education students get equivalent library services to those on campus and can receive the same items as non-distance patrons (including books, journals, dissertations, microtext, media and other materials):

Databases and electronic journals are accessible to distance education students enrolled at Texas A&M. If you are having problems Accessing Electronic Resources from Off Campus, it provides a guide for troubleshooting problems getting into electronic resources and has a link to getting technical help.

For items from LibCat or Chiron, you can request article or chapters and receive links to the scanned documents. For print materials, requested items are shipped to your home address through UPS with a pre-paid return label (so make sure your address is current). If you are a distance patron select "Distance Education" as your status when registering with Get it For Me.

Course Reserves and Class Guides

Find the location of books placed on reserve for your classes and link to articles on our electronic course reserve system.

Find class guides specifically designed for your class topic and syllabus.

Citing Your Work

In almost all cases, the Bush School prefers students to use the American Political Science Association (APSA) citation style. Check your syllabus and/or with your instructor to confirm their preference.

See the guides below for help citing specific kinds of materials used for your research.


Bibliographic Citation Software Help

Texas A&M affiliates have access to 2 major bibliographic software packages:



Each has its own features and configuration requirements. Click on the links above for additional information on each package.


Research Tip: Evaluating Information

Think before you click and print!  Being able to evaluate information sources, determine authoritative information from less credible information is a necessity, especially because the web has access to just about everything.  One of the Libraries' missions is to promote Information Literacy and educate patrons about how to evaluate sources.

The library has some handouts to help you critically evaluate the information you find on Web sites (or any type of information resource). Remember, anyone can publish anything on the Web.

      Instructional Assistant Professor

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      Gail Macmillan
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      Annenberg Presidential Conference Center
      Policy Sciences Library
      Texas A&M University
      College Station, Texas 77843
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      Policy Sciences & Economics Liaison Librarian

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      Wendi Arant Kaspar
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      Policy Sciences & Economics Library
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      Research and Data Help: 4:30 to 6:00pm on Mondays

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