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Research Methods Core

This course guide provides resources to help you with various research methods such as qualitative and quantative research.



The purpose of this guide is to help you find the resources you need as you progress through this class and learn about the different types of research such as  basic, applied, action, quantitative and qualitative.

Scroll down to read more about the library services available to you.


Research Assistance

  • 24/7 live chat assistance with a librarian
  • Call (806) 651-2215 during library hours.
  • Virtual research assistance with a librarian by appointment
  • Communicate with librarians through the library's "Email a Librarian" form.
  • Follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter.
  • Stop by the Research and Access service desk on the library's first floor.

Course Reserves

Course reserves are materials that increase student access to supplemental and relevant course material that faculty have requested be either scanned and accessed through the library's online catalog or available in print at the library's first floor Research and Access service desk (subject to copyright laws). Electronic Reserves are available 24/7, on and off campus.

Instructions for locating course reserves are located here.


Interlibrary Loan

Use Interlibrary Loan to borrow materials that Cornette Library does not own.  Materials are mailed to distance students free of charge.  

Please go to the Interlibrary Loan Login page to request items.

Please see the Interlibrary Loan FAQ for more information.

Study Rooms

Cornette Library has several study carrels available for student use:

  • 2nd Floor Carrels (1 person) - x 16
  • Pippa Carrels (2-3 people) - x 3
  • Seminar Rooms (4+ people) - x 2

Please visit this page to book your room.

After booking, just go to the Research and Access service desk on the first floor to check-in.


Students who plan to do research at a TexShare participating library may apply for a TexShare card at Cornette Library's first floor Research and Access service desk.  The card allows the individual to check out materials when visiting TexShare member libraries.

Get Help from Off-Campus

For problems connecting or accessing any of the library's resources remotely, please see this page.