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Research Help

Library Services

We realize COVID-19 is changing the way you do research and we at the library are here to help you navigate this change. Many of the library's resources are still available to you even though you're working online instead of on-campus! We have provided the following FAQ to help clarify how you can access library services and resources in the weeks ahead.

What library resources can I access from home?

The library provides a large collection of online resources, including:

  • Journal articles
  • eBooks
  • Databases
  • Subject Guides

These and other resources are accessible through a collection of over 130 databases and/or SAGU Discovery. You can access SAGU resources using the same username/password that you use to access Blackboard or your Lionmail. 

Additionally, the library can mail you print books from the library collection. Once you've identified which books you'd like from the catalog, email the names and shelf locations to with your full name and mailing address.

What if I have books checked out from the library?

When your books are due, simply mail them back to us! We ask that you mail them back priority (the post office takes better care of them this way). Our mailing address is:

Nelson Memorial Library
1200 Sycamore Street
Waxahachie, TX 75165

Can I get research help from librarians?

Yes! You can request help by emailing the library at We are happy to help with your research, including

  • General research help
  • Guidance when you are starting a research assignment
  • Help with search strategies
  • Research consultations
  • Help with finding and using online resources

Pro Tip: The more details you provide, the better and more quickly we can help you! 

Also, don't forget to check out the librarian-created Subject Guides! These are a great place to quickly find resources within your field of study.

Can I still request interlibrary loans (ILL)? 

We will continue filling ILL requests for resources that we can deliver electronically, such as articles, book chapters, essays, etc. You can submit ILL requests by any of the following ways: 

Unfortunately, we are unable to fill ILL requests for books at this time. 

Contact a Librarian for Research Help

How can we help you? Your SAGU librarians can:

  • Provide guidance when you don't know where or how to start your research
  • Teach you search strategies for finding and evaluating information
  • Show you tools and resources that will help with your class papers and projects
  • Answer questions about Library policies and services
  • Keep you informed about new resources and services

How to request help:


Vanessa Washburn

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Vanessa Washburn
Nelson Memorial Library
1200 Sycamore St.
Waxahachie, TX 75165
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Benjamin Bonin

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Benjamin Bonin
1200 Sycamore St. Waxahachie TX 75165

Tiffany Hudson, MLS

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Tiffany Hudson
Nelson Memorial Library
1200 Sycamore Street
Waxahachie, TX 75165