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Graduate Students & Library Services: Overview

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This guide focuses on library resources and services that are especially useful for graduate students. Consider us your partners in learning, research, and teaching. Please explore our services (e.g., tailored one-on-one research consultations, interlibrary loan, and more) physical spaces (e.g., study and collaboration spaces, makerspace, and specialty labs), and technologies (e.g., laptops, audio/video equipment, research software, and more), and more.

When in doubt, please contact us. Quick questions may be answered through Chat and the Research Desk on the 2nd floor of the Knowledge Center. In-depth support is available through consultations with your subject librarian. Simply email us or click on your subject librarian's name to schedule a consultation.

Top Library Resources for All Graduate Students

Expert Assistance

Come to the libraries to get help with everything from media and maker skills to using primary sources. In particular, subject librarians are experts in research and, more importantly, researching and publishing in your field. Well-versed in the scholarly research and tools used in each discipline, librarians are available to assist you. You can email your librarian, or click on each librarian’s name to schedule an in-person or Zoom consultation. 

Advanced Research Skills

Are you curious about more efficient search strategies? Would you like to learn how to use a citation management tool? Are you looking for an instrument such as an existing test or survey? Are you embarking on a systematic review? We can help you explore and evaluate sources as well as deepen your existing library research skills. Become fluent in the leading sources and databases for your scholarly work. Subject-specific research guides include information such as the best databases, most useful websites, and links to relevant background information. 

Library Spaces and Technologies

Whether you are working on a thesis or dissertation, reading background information for an assignment, or preparing to teach a course, the right spaces and technologies can make all the difference. You can reserve many library spaces through the website. 

Libraries 101

Explore some of the library resources and services listed below.

  • @One: Includes a technology-savvy help desk, lendable technology, a virtual reality lab, 100+ PCs and Macs, and more
  • Borrowing: Learn how to access the materials you need
  • Chat: Online chat is available to answer your library and research questions
  • Digital Projects: Explore unique online resources from the campus and community
  • Dynamic Media Lab: Software, hardware, and assistance to complete video and audio editing, sound recording, animation, graphics, and digital still photography
  • Floor Maps and Directions: Maps of library floor layouts
  • Interlibrary Loan: Order research materials from other libraries
  • Lendable Technology: Discover all of the technology available for borrowing
  • Library Search: One-stop search tool for books, e-books, videos, articles, streaming media, and more
  • Makerspace: 3D printers and scanners, laser and vinyl cutters, soldering and sewing stations, hand tools and more at the DeLaMare Library
  • Maps and Georesources: The DeLaMare Library contains the Mary B. Ansari Map Library and a GIS Depot
  • Posters: Learn how to print posters in the library
  • Printing: Learn how to print and scan at the library
  • Quick How Tos: Short how-to pages on some of the most common research and library tasks
  • Research Guides: Access research guides to learn the best tools for research in your discipline
  • Room Reservations: Reserve library study and meeting spaces
  • Special Collections and University Archives: Discover unique primary resources for use in research
  • Specialized Help Sessions: Schedule a one-on-one consultation with an expert
  • Subject Librarians: Find and connect with your subject librarian
  • Workshops: Request a workshop for a class or group