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International Student Resources

Resources for students in the IELI / OIP programs

Note About Off-Campus Use

note for distance and online users

Have you heard about the Virtual Desktop?


Logging into the Virtual Desktop allows you to connect to our network and turn your home computer or laptop into an extension of the computers we have here on campus. You can access your Patriots or UT Tyler email, Canvas, MyUTTyler, and more! Best of all, you can more easily access library resources from the Horizon Desktop - connecting to our databases through the virtual desktop means you're automatically authenticated as a user!

For more information, check out our Off-Campus Access Guide!

The Library Website

One of the most common questions we get is: Where do I start?


Search for books, articles, media, and more

Advanced Search

Databases by Title || Journals by Title || Research Guides by Subject

This will depend on how much you already know about your subject and what type of resources you need.

Above is a working copy of the search box from our library website, also known as Swoop Search. Swoop Search is what we call a discovery search box, meaning that it's set up to search most of the library's resources at one time, as well as giving you the ability to search outside of our holdings. If you're unfamiliar with your topic, or if you're unsure exactly which subject area it falls under, this is a great place to start. Your results may be books, journal articles, newspaper articles, theses or dissertations, book reviews, you name it! Once you've run your general search, use the filters on the results screen to narrow down your choices. You can also click on Advanced Search to do a targeted search across multiple types of resources.

If you're already pretty familiar with your topic, or if you have a citation you're trying to track down, use the Databases by Title or Journals by Title links to go straight to those resources. You can also find this guide and others on the Research Guides by Subject link!

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