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POLS 232, American Politics II (Walsh): Library Resources

Welcome to the Library Course Guide for Political Science 232

This guide can help you with your research project for American Politics II. Use the tabs above to navigate the guide.

If you get stuck at any point during your research, feel free to ask a librarian!

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan, or ILL, is a free service by which the library will order items we don't have from other libraries. A few facts to know:

  • You don't need to give up on an article just because we don't have full-text access to it. And you should never need to pay for an article. Submit an ILL request instead. 
  • ILL averages a two-day turn-around on article requests. You can also request a book chapter or a full book. Full books take longer and come to the library via mail or courier. 
  • There is no charge for ILL and no limit to the number of requests. 
  • It's easy to request an ILL from the Library Resources page:

Make a Request from the Library Resources page

Come visit the library!

Location of physical materials: Reference books, public computers, printers, and scanners are on main floor. Circulating books (available for checkout) are on the second floor. Bound print periodicals are on the lower level, along with the IT Helpdesk, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Student Communication Center. 

Study rooms: Study rooms have flat-screen projection capability. There are study rooms on the second floor and lower level of the library.

Ask a Librarian

Reference desk

TLU librarians offer in-depth research help.


During library open hours, ask at the main desk for help finding what you need or help setting up an appointment with a librarian. 



Click on the Ask a Question tab on the right side of a library web page. It will bring you either to live chat, or to a place where you can leave a message. 


830-372-8100 (main desk)

Library directory (list of individual library staff and faculty)