Personal Financial Planning (Graduate)

Guide for Personal Financial Planning graduate students

Library Research Guide

Contact Your Librarian

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Welcome to the Libraries' Personal Financial Planning guide. If this guide does not have the information and/or guidance you are looking for, please contact Kendra Spahr ( directly. You can also contact Research Help services during the library Help Desk hours.

 Contact Kendra ( if you would like a consultation on

  • library resources and services
  • starting a literature review for a research proposal
  • developing comprehensive searches for evidence synthesis projects
  • using Zotero to manage citations
  • finding existing research data sets, and more.

Distance Learners

  • Most of our electronic resources are available off campus.
  • Interlibrary Services will mail you books from our collection or borrowed from other libraries.
  • More information for distance learners.

Quick Tips for Getting Full-Text Articles

Use Google Scholar to access full-text articles in K-State's databases

Google Scholar is a search engine for scholarly literature. It crawls publishers' websites so you're likely to encounter paywalls for resources that K-State Libraries subscribes to. Identify yourself as a K-State user in Google Scholar's settings to get links to articles for free through the library. 

Find the full-text of an article though K-State Libraries

Have a citation, but aren't sure how to find the full-text?

Full-text article not available through the library? Request a copy through interlibrary loan.

If the full-text of an article isn't available in a K-State subscription, place an interlibrary loan request. Most requests are filled in a day, and this service is free for K-State users.