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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, etc. The purpose of this guide is to point you to the resources, tools, and services provided by UC Libraries, which can help you accomplish all you need efficiently and effectively.

Literature reviews: an overview for graduate students, links for getting started.

Search 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.

Keeping current: content alert services and tips on keeping current with technology.

Citation management: redirect to a guide on citation management software.

Presenting and publishing your work: information on the computer lab; presentation best practices; data management and sharing your research.

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

Instruction for your students: links to information about library sessions and online tutorials.

Scholarships, fellowships, grants and loans: redirect to a guide on general and discipline-specific resources and grantsmanship.

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

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