Subject Librarian Services

We've assigned a subject librarian to all academic departments and many programs on campus. To identify your subject librarian, see the Subject Librarian Directory.

 

What can your subject librarian do for you as a student?

  • Help you find the most useful resources for your class project or assignment.
  • Show you the most efficient ways to search for information, using a variety of tools.
  • Teach you to use RefWorks, a web-based program for entering citations and creating bibliographies in your papers.
  • Consult with your project team.
  • Help you bring focus to your research topic.
  • Help you find company information to prepare for your job interview.
  • Help you conduct your literature review for your thesis or dissertation.
  • Show you how to cite sources correctly, using the style required for your assignment.

What can your subject librarian do for you as a faculty member?

  • Teach your students how to search for information effectively.
  • Create a class guide to help your students find appropriate resources for a specific class or assignment.
  • Educate students about plagiarism and the ethical use of information.
  • Teach students how to cite sources correctly in their papers and how to use citation management software such as RefWorks or EndNote.
  • Conduct literature searches in support of your research proposals.
  • Provide research consultations in support of your projects and the theses and dissertations of your students.
  • Set up trials of new databases and other online resources.
  • Advise in submitting your purchase requests for new books and periodicals.
  • Submit proposals for purchases of library materials on your behalf.
  • Guide you in setting up an account in the Texas A&M Repository.
  • Guide you in setting up course reserves and audio and video streaming of library-held materials.

Faculty Library Representatives also assist in facilitating communication between you and the library.

To identify your library representative, see the Library Representatives Directory.