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Electronic Resources & Scholarly Communication Department

The Electronic Resources & Scholarly Communication Department oversees the ordering, cataloging, processing, and preservation of periodicals and electronic resources, as well as leading the library’s scholarly communication services. The Periodicals Desk is available to provide assistance throughout the year. Please see below for contact information.

Electronic Resources: The library subscribes to over 340 databases, over 93,000 e-journals, and offers 283,000 e-books. We strive to provide comprehensive coverage of the disciplines offered through Tarleton. Great places to start searching for content are Discovery@Tarleton and Publication Finder. Questions, troubleshooting, or concerns regarding our electronic resources can be sent to periodicals@tarleton.edu.

Print Periodicals & Microforms: Periodicals are available from 2016 to present on the main level of the library. We subscribe to over 200 active print periodicals and maintain a large backfile of materials (print, microfilm, and microfiche) located in our Offsite Storage.  Items held at Offsite Storage may be requested at the Periodicals Desk or via the online Offsite Request Form. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance. A staff member will notify you when it is available in the library for pick-up. Microform readers are available near the Periodicals stacks.

Scholarly Communication: Scholarly Communication is defined as the system through which research and scholarship is created, evaluated, distributed, and preserved (ACRL). Services to assist faculty and students with the scholarly publishing lifecycle including open access, research metrics, and author rights have been added to the library as of Fall 2020. Additionally, we can assist with open educational resources (OER) adoption and curation.

Quick Links:

Contact Us:

  • Phone: 254-968-9867
  • Email: periodicals@tarleton.edu
  • Periodicals Desk Hours:
    • Fall & Spring 
      • Monday—Thursday: 8:00 a.m.—8:00 p.m.
      • Friday: 8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
      • Sunday: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    • Summer & Interims
      • Monday—Friday: 8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
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Amy Castillo

Manager of Electronic Resources & Scholarly Communication
Resource Management & Discovery
acastillo@tarleton.edu
254-968-9868

Ms. Katie Pierce Farrier

Katie Pierce Farrier

Scholarly Communications Librarian
Electronic Resources & Scholarly Communication
kpierce@tarleton.edu
254-968-9456

Natalia Juarez

Natalia Juarez

Periodicals Associate
Electronic Resources & Scholarly Communication 
njuarez@tarleton.edu
254-968-1752

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Gwen Sherman

Electronic Resources Associate
Electronic Resources & Scholarly Communication
gsherman@tarleton.edu
254-968-9959