Meet with a librarian
Advanced research help useful for capstone papers and projects. Graduate students, staff, researchers or faculty can request a virtual consultation with a librarian.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) & Digital Delivery offers access to materials needed for course work and scholarly research, including materials not currently available within the University of Minnesota Libraries, and digital copies of articles and book chapters from our print and microform collections.
Get It delivers loanable library materials to any currently open University of Minnesota campus library location, your campus office, or to your home.
Explore resources for computers, printing, and specialty software in our libraries.
The Libraries provide fee-based scanning services for high quality digital scans of materials.
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Student support services
Services to help students with their studies, assignments, research, projects, and papers.
Peer Research Consultants (PRCs) are students with both strong academic records and writing skills, trained to help you with your research papers or assignments. PRCs can also help you get started with faculty-sponsored research.
The peer tutoring program provides help with over 250 courses at no additional cost for currently-enrolled, undergraduate University of Minnesota students.
The Media Services team can help you with your course-assigned media project through consultations, equipment checkout, software, and drop-in help.
Learn new skills for effective and efficient library research including how to start your research, plan your research, find and cite your sources, as well as communicate your research.
The Libraries offer in-person and online workshops on a number of topics including
- library research
- citation management
- study skills
- makerspace topics
- bullet journaling and more.
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Instruction support services
Instruction support services help you find quality course materials that fit your class, integrate information literacy and research inquiry skills into your course and offer expertise on learning the research process and using our resources and services.
Our library staff work with instructors to enhance students’ critical inquiry and research skills by providing additional support around course projects such as finding research materials, and developing critical thinking skills related to identifying, locating, and evaluating information and understanding the research life cycle
The Libraries have a number of ways to help instructors deliver course materials to their students including course reserves, E-text(s), articles, media, open education resources and more.
The Libraries have a range of innovation and emerging technologies spaces. We can help you integrate them into your classes for free! We’ll work with you to develop multimedia projects, creative assignments with our makerspaces, explore virtual reality content and more. Connect with us to learn what’s possible for your course.
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Research support services
Research support services provides U of M scholars and academics quick access to information and tools to plan, conduct, and disseminate their work.
Libraries experts help researchers measure, maximize, and understand the impact of their work.
Get help with the collection and reuse of information and data about research and scholarly activities, and management if your scholarly identity.
The Libraries help researchers connect to grants through consultation, workshops, and curated resources.
Open access research is free to any reader, anywhere in the world. It’s also free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. We help authors and editors explore their publishing options.
The University Libraries offers data management training for individuals, lab groups, departments, and classes. We also offer regular data management workshops and bootcamps.
Subject librarians can work with individuals, research groups, and departments to advise on many aspects of reproducibility and rigor.
Our librarians help researchers conduct evidence syntheses. These are syntheses of all previously conducted research on a topic and represent the highest level of evidence in research. The service is available to U of M researchers.
Libraries staff experts consult throughout the University and provide training on topics related to copyright and intellectual property in research, teaching, publishing, and other creative contexts.
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