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Graduate Students Guide

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

Finding Resources

If you reside outside of Maricopa County and within the continental United States, you can request book delivery to your residence free of charge.

If you can't find a book or article that you need, please don't pay for it! Contact the library's Interlibrary Loan service and we will help you find a free copy.

If you think the library should own a book that we do not or you would like us to subscribe to a particular journal, you can suggest a purchase.

Library OneSearch is our main search, located on the front page of our website. OneSearch searches nearly everything we own, so it is not always the best place to start for graduate research. You may want to try using the advanced search, or checking out our research databases.

You can also search for journals and articles in specific journals using our Journal Search.

The library subscribes to over 700 databases that contain a wide array of subject-specific information. Check out our A-Z list of databases.

You can search ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global to learn about the research and utilize the bibliographies of millions of dissertations and theses from graduate students around the world.

You can also find digital copies of ASU dissertations and theses from 2011 to present in our ASU Electronic Theses and Dissertations.

The Library can help you keep current with articles and journals in your areas of interest, including setting up Table of Contents alerts for specific journals.

Getting Help

You can use our Ask a Librarian service to get help with all sorts of library resources and services, including accessing materials, choosing the best database, connecting with a librarian with subject expertise, and getting research help.

You have a subject specialist librarian! Fill out the Connect with ASU Librarians form to set up a meeting to discuss research strategies and relevant resources.

You can use our Ask an Archivist service to get help using and accessing ASU's archives and distinctive collections.

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