Citing South Texas Archives Primary Resources

Archival primary resources do not follow a documentation style; instead, each archives has a unique citation for their collections.

The general format for the South Texas Archives is:
Name of collection, Item Record, South Texas Archives, James C. Jernigan Library, Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

Example Citations
Ben Glusing Collection, A2016-031.0001, South Texas Archives, James C. Jernigan Library, Texas A&M University-Kingsville

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Student Research

Spanish Legacy Project contains ditigized versions of projects created by students enrolled in SPAN 1373 at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Students are asked to pick an artifact from the South Texas Archives, trace its origins back to colonial New Spain, and the steps taken to make a museum display.

The Javelina Undergraduate Research Journal showcases the scholarly research done by undergraduate students in various disciplines at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Upon departmental review, up to three student submitted papers from each department are forwarded to the journal Editor. After review by the editorial board members and expert reviewers in the relevant disciplines, papers are selected for publication in the journal.

The Javelina Express is a student-driven literary magazine carrying the voices of Javelina Nation

External Resources

The Portal to Texas History is a gateway to rare, historical, and primary source materials from or about Texas. Created and maintained by the University of North Texas Libraries, the Portal leverages the power of hundreds of content partners across the state to provide a vibrant, growing collection of resources.

TARO (Texas Archival Resources Online) makes descriptions of the rich archival, manuscript, and museum collections in repositories across the state available to the public. The site consists of the collection descriptions or "finding aids" that archives, libraries, and museums create to assist users in locating information in their collections. Consider these an extended table of contents which describe unique materials only available at the individual repositories. In most cases, the collections themselves are NOT available online.

The SlaveVoyages website is a collaborative digital initiative that compiles and makes publicly accessible records of the largest slave trades in history. Search these records to learn about the broad origins and forced relocations of more than 12 million African people who were sent across the Atlantic in slave ships, and hundreds of thousands more who were trafficked within the Americas. Explore where they were taken, the numerous rebellions that occurred, the horrific loss of life during the voyages, the identities and nationalities of the perpetrators, and much more.

The Handbook of Texas is a digital state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) that is freely accessible for students, teachers, scholars, and the general public. The Handbook consists of overview, general, and biographical entries focused on the entire history of Texas from the indigenous Native Americans and the Prehistoric Era to the state's diverse population and the Modern Age. These entries emphasize the role Texans played in state, national, and world history.

George O. Coalson Annotated Bibliography of South Texas Historical Resources

The George O. Coalson Annotated Bibliography of South Texas Historical Resources is a 93 linear foot collection consisting of 126 boxes filled with 46,0000 5x8 index cards. These boxes are divided into 10 major eras (will be called series) of Texas history from pre-Columbian era to 1995; an additional 3 series of subject matter that focuses specifically on Transportation, Crime, and Baffin Bay. The 13 series are divided into approximately 6,000 different sub-series, and organized alphabetically by subject.

There are two ways to search the George O. Coalson Annotated Bibliography

  1. The Jernigan Library Resource Guide: This guide separates the resources by the ten-time frames and then by subject.
  2. The Archives catalog: Search the list of resources using our advanced search page

TAMUK Theses and Dissertations

TAMUK Theses and dissertations prior to May 2013 can be found through the Jernigan Library Theses and Dissertations page.

The collections of digital dissertations post-2013 can be accessed through the TAMUK digital dissertation repository.

Post-2013 digital theses are available in the TAMUK digital theses repository. For further inquiries on access to dissertations, theses, and research projects, please contact us!

Jernigan Discovery

Javelina Discovery is the Jernigan Library database search. It serves as a point of entry that allows the user access to most of TAMUK's entire collection via one search. In other words, it is a single entry point for searching almost all the databases the Library subscribes to as well as OASIS, the Library's online catalog. It also indexes thousands of journals from publishers such as Cambridge, Elsevier, Sage, Taylor & Francis, and Wiley. Searches may be limited to subject, full-text availability, scholarly designation, source type, date, location, language.