The University Libraries have a wide variety of collections and services to support graduate students in your coursework and research at the University. Let's face it--there is a mountain of information out there and we can give advice and support every step of the way.

Resources for New Graduate Students

Getting Set Up for Success

Carrying Out your Research

Preparing your Thesis or Dissertation

  • Learn more about copyright so that you can be your own advocate while making copyright decisions during publishing, teaching and research. Contact the copyright librarian for specialized help.
  • Learn shortcuts to help you format your dissertation according to the Graduate School’s guidelines.
  • Evaluate your academic impact using a variety of measures, including impact factor, h-index, and altmetrics.
  • Learn more about the University's open access institutional repository for dissertations & theses, the University Digital Conservancy. The UDC provides increased visibility of your work, provides long-term preservation, and persistent links for sharing and statistics. Review recent dissertations & theses in the UDC.