Greetings: While the Library Guides (LibGuides) I selected for you on the Home page cover a wide variety of Library resources available to ASU SHPRS graduate students, they are not a comprehensive listing of library databases and services. This page will highlight and annotate library resources and services of particular utility for graduate students, but is obviously not a comprehensive listing.
ASU Library ( Home Page): The library is your partner.... The Arizona State University Library aspires to connect our users to the best information resources for their needs, whatever those may be, in whatever format, as swiftly and seamlessly as possible.
ASU Digital Repository The ASU Digital Repository is home to scholarly, administrative and cultural heritage materials that support, engage and inspire the Arizona State University community. Scholarly papers, theses and audiovisual materials join university records, historical photographs and music performances in a broad and inclusive collection.
Borrowing Loan Policy New student library privileges begin on the first day of class. Continuing students who have preregistered for the upcoming semester have ongoing library privileges.
Graduate Student Writing Support UASP's academic support for graduate students offers a dynamic, supportive learning environment and programs for ASU students enrolled in any graduate certificate or graduate degree program.
Interlibrary Loan You can use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request items from other libraries to support your learning, research, and teaching. Interlibrary Loan is a free service available for current ASU students, faculty, and staff.
Library 501: What Grad Students Need to Know about the Library As a graduate student, you will work on many research-intensive projects and assignments. You'll need to find relevant information, and you'll want to do so as efficiently as possible. This orientation serves as an introduction to library services and resources
ASU Electronic Theses and Dissertations: This collection includes most of the ASU Theses and Dissertations from 2011 to present. ASU Theses and Dissertations are available in downloadable PDF format; however, a small percentage of items are under embargo. Information about the dissertations/theses includes degree information, committee members, an abstract, supporting data or media.
pics and subjects. This unique historical reference compendium allows instant access to the renowned texts of the Cambridge Histories series. With access to the most up to date and authoritative scholarly content, Cambridge Histories Online is an invaluable resource, for undergraduates, graduates, lecturers and researchers alike. All the available volumes are grouped into topics, making it quick and easy to search and browse through an array of historical subject areas. The extensive bibliographic referencing and other leading functionality, enhances usability and makes this resource ideal for any type of historical research
Dissertations and Theses (1861+) Indexes dissertations accepted for doctoral degrees by accredited North American educational institutions and over 200 other institutions. Also covers masters theses since 1962. Starting in the early to mid-1900's, the full text is included for an increasingly comprehensive number of dissertations and theses.
eHRAF World Cultures: eHRAF World Cultures database is a collection of thousands of books and articles on cultures from all regions of the world. eHRAF is interdisciplinary and provides ethnographic research for anyone interested in specific data on a particular ethnic group, culture or country, and for researchers investigating topics like kinship, or settlement patterns on a comparative cross-cultural basis. The database is unique in that sources are subject-indexed at the paragraph level, which allows precise searching for concepts not easily found with keywords.
WorldCat: Comprised of several hundred million bibliographic records from OCLC member libraries, WorldCat includes records representing hundreds of languages. The database is updated daily and includes records for books, dissertations, journals, manuscripts, maps, musical scores, newspapers, sound recordings and video recordings. WorldCat allows researchers to identify publications, verify citations, and to locate materials at the Arizona Libraries and thousands of other U.S. and international libraries.
Anthropology Plus Anthropology Plus combines Anthropological Literature from Harvard University and the Anthropological Index, Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) from the UK. Anthropology Plus provides worldwide indexing of journal articles, reports, commentaries, edited works, and obituaries in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture, and interdisciplinary studies.
MLA International Bibliography The MLA International Bibliography is the academic database of the Modern Language Association. Designed especially for institutions of higher learning, it indexes books and articles on language and linguistics, literary theory and criticism, world literature, folklore, and the dramatic arts.
PhilPapers: Philosophical Research Online A comprehensive, multilingual database for research in Philosophy, covering journals, books, open access archives, and personal pages maintained by scholars. The content is arranged by topics in a structured bibliography that covers all subjects related to Philosophy and different philosophical traditions, as well as philosophy of specific disciplines (Biology, Mathematics, Social Science, Religious Studies, Language, etc.). The database is maintained and operated by the Center for Digital Philosophy and the Philosophy Documentation Center.