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Using the ASU Library

Guidelines for getting familiar with using the library's website and its many resources. Highly recommended for anyone new to Angelo State University!

Get to Know the Library's Website in Under 15 Minutes!

Welcome! This page contains 3 short videos to help you find what you need on the Library's website.

  • Overview of the Library's Homepage has one video that takes you on a brief tour of the key features most students use.
  • Where to Search for Information features two videos introducing uses for the 5 tabs in the search box.

Overview of the Library's Homepage

This video points out key features on the library's homepage:

  • Library Hours, Contact Us, and other quick links
  • Ask a LibrarianU-SearchRamCatDatabasesResearch Guides, and Library Services
  • Today's Hours

Where to Search for Information

These two videos explore six tabs in the library's search box:

These two videos are slightly out of date (new version coming soon). Italicized text below shows where the former "tabs" are now located. Please contact us if you have any questions. or (325) 486-6534

  • U-Search: what it does and when to use it (the default search box on the library's homepage)
  • RamCat: what it contains and when to use it (find link underneath the U-Search search box)
  • Databases: when to use databases and how to select one (find link underneath the U-Search search box)
  • Research Guides: self help guides for a variety of subjects (find link underneath the U-Search search box)
  • Ask a Librarian: how to get help with your research (still prominent on the library's homepage)
U-Search, RamCat, and Databases Tabs
Ask a Librarian, Research Guides, and Library Services

Ask a Librarian

Need research assistance? One-on-one help is available via the Library’s Virtual Reference Room in Blackboard or Phone iconphone (325-486-6534) during the following hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 2 – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1 – 5 p.m.
You can also contact us via Email email or by posting on the Ask a Librarian Discussion Board in Blackboard.
Messages sent outside of normal service hours will be answered the next day the library is open (check Library Hours of Operation for current schedule).