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Graduate Student Resources

Librarians and writing consultants work together every step of the way to help you complete your thesis, dissertation, or research project.

USF Library Graduate Resources

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USF Library Services for Graduates

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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. Email Audrey Powers (813-974-9001).
  • 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).
  • Find My Librarian. Wherever you are in your area of research, locate the correct subject librarian in your area of study.
  • 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 Matt Torrence (813-974-2779) 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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