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Graduate Students Guide

An introduction to research resources and library services for ASU graduate students

The Research Lifecycle

ASU Library can help you during every step of the research lifecycle.

Pre-research

The library can help you formulate strategies and find resources for literature reviews.

You can connect with an ASU librarian who can give you one-on-one help with your research needs--our librarians have many different kinds of expertise and subject knowledge. 

You can connect with an ASU curator or archivist to request research assistance with ASU's Distinctive Collections, Labriola National American Indian Data Center, and University Archives.

Citation management will keep your citations organized and accessible for all of your scholarship. The library supports Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote, which you can learn more about in our Citation Management Tools guide.

ASU's Knowledge Enterprise has information about grants and funding for your research.

Mid-research

The Library provides support for data management planning and sharing as part of ASU's Research Data Management support structure.

Research data management tools include the Open Science Framework and LabArchives, as well as help with data management plans and data best practices.

Use the DMPTool to set up your data management plans and ASU Librarians can check them and offer advice.

We can help you find data in many disciplinary areas, including social sciences data and health sciences data, among many others.

Post-research

ASU Library's Repository Services provides digital access to Arizona State University’s varied scholarly, administrative, and cultural heritage materials while serving our community’s preservation and collection needs

KEEP is the home for the digital preservation of scholarship produced by ASU faculty, staff, and students. Find and submit open access articles, collaborative research projects, musical performances, and theses and dissertations, among other materials.

PRISM brings together ASU Library’s many unique library and archival collections, including digitized historic photographs, maps, oral history recordings, rare texts and publications, and a wide variety of reformatted videos and films.

Dataverse is a data management platform where ASU researchers can store, preserve, cite, and share data, serving the publication/reuse phase of the research data lifecycle.

The Data Science and Analytics unit in ASU Library can help you with data visualization and tools.

The Library has tips and resources to navigate the process of academic publishing in our Getting Published guide.

This includes information about your rights as an author and open access options.

The Library also has resources to help you prepare a poster presentation.

The ASU Library acknowledges the twenty-two Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries. Arizona State University's four campuses are located in the Salt River Valley on ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today. ASU Library acknowledges the sovereignty of these nations and seeks to foster an environment of success and possibility for Native American students and patrons. We are advocates for the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies within contemporary library practice. ASU Library welcomes members of the Akimel O’odham and Pee Posh, and all Native nations to the Library.