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Graduate Students' Guide to Library Resources and Services

Resources, tools, and services provided to graduate students by the University of Cincinnati Libraries.

What's in this guide

As a graduate student you juggle many tasks and responsibilities, including doing your own research and keeping current with the literature in your field, helping faculty with their research, keeping current with technology, teaching undergraduates, working in the lab/field and probably at another job, etc. The purpose of this guide is to point you to the resources, tools, and services provided by UC Libraries, which can make your life easier.

Off-campus access: information on ways to access library resources off campus and troubleshooting tips.

Research tools: links to search tools and pages for finding books, articles, journals, e-books, dissertations, digital media, etc.

Document requests: tips on requesting materials from UC Libraries, OhioLINK, and beyond.

Tools to increase your efficiency and productivity: tips on keeping current in your discipline through email alerts and RSS feeds and organizing your materials from citations to files.

Keeping currents with technology: links to information on equipment borrowing, getting assistance with software and equipment, software workshops and tutorials.

Instruction for your students: links to information about scheduling library sessions and resources available online.

Plagiarism prevention: links to tips on plagiarism avoidance and prevention for faculty and students.

Library employment opportunities: Links to information about student jobs at UC Libraries and the online job application form.

Library collections for your leisure and fun: information about various library collections, including poetry and multimedia.

Labs and study spaces: links to locations, hours, and other useful information.

Contact and feedback

For help and/or suggestions on the content of this guide please contact Olga Hart:,
phone: (513) 556-1850

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