Graduate Student Resources
- Wi-Fi available
- Graduate study carrels
- Presentation practice rooms
- Laptop checkout
- Printing – Free printing allowances on campus
- High-end digital scanners on 1st floor and basement
Teaching a Course?
Learn how to integrate the library into Blackboard.
- Place items on reserve using PRESTO!
- Invite a librarian to join your course’s Blackboard site.
- Request an instruction session for your class in the library or online
- Request a tailored research guide or library research assignment. Email Susan Silver (813-974-9871) or Joe Floyd (813-974-9867).
The Graduate Experience
This guide is to help graduate students with e-resources to support them in their research and graduate study.
Library and Information Resources Related to Promotion and Tenure
This guide is for graduate students and faculty interested in how scholars can profile themselves through tracking cited references to their work. Also included here are resources to assist in determining journal quality and rankings.
Theses and Dissertations
Available electronically through the library’s catalog, students can look for dissertations and theses by department and topic area.
Research & Writing Support
Librarians and writing consultants work together every step of the way to help you complete your thesis, dissertation, or research project.
- Research Rescue. Arrange a consultation with the librarian for your college and department. Understand the services and workshops offered and what resources are available for your research.
- Writing Help. Whether you are a philosophy graduate student or in your first year of medical school, the USF Writing Center will assist any student wishing to improve writing skills. Contact the Writing Center at 813-974-8293.
- Data Services. Acquiring & licensing data sources, support for working with GIS and other data management tools. Email Todd Chavez (813-974-7905).
- Literature Review. Wherever you are in conducting your literature review, we can help you find resources, organize them, and formulate a strategy for unearthing new materials. Email Audrey Powers (813-974-9001).
- Manage your Resources. Learn which online citation management system is best for you. The Library offers workshops, tutorials, and one-on-one help in Endnote, Refworks, Mendeley and others. Email Adonis Amparo (813-974-2729) or Susan Silver (813-974-9871).
- Scholarly Publishing. Publish your work, your CV, and gain greater visibility for your research by using the library’s online platform, Scholar Commons
- Understand journal rankings, impact factors, and how these can affect your publishing. Email Susan Ariew (813-974-0304).
- Copyright & Plagiarism. Protect yourself against copyright infringement and inadvertent plagiarism while writing and researching. Understand how to use images, media, and other formats safely. Email Merilyn Burke (813-974-4561).
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