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Top 10 Library Research Tips for Graduate Students

Workshop in the Graduate Center for Excellence. Also, tip sheet for graduate students at St. Mary's University
1. Discover and your discipline-specific databases are the best places find articles and other sources for your projects.
2.  The Blume Library has a rich collection of books and eBooks for your research needs.
3. Connect with your subject librarian for personal help and support.
4. Use Google Scholar to determine journal impact, citation searching, and more. 
5. Use the Journals List search to determine which academic journals, magazines, and newspapers are available.
6. You can get access to articles, eBooks, videos, and more from off-campus.
7. Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and Texshare cards extend your access beyond the Blume Library.
8. Make research management easy.  Use Zotero to manage your research and citations.
9. Find the right study space. 
10. Visit the library and associated services.