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



PRONTO Document Delivery service (now available to graduates) provide scans of book chapters and articles held in print at the USF Tampa library.

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USF Library Services for Graduates

General Guides

Impact: Library Tools for 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.

  • Learn it Live and Online. LILO offers a variety of workshops that provide the skills you need to be a successful researcher. Workshops are free to USF students and faculty. Click here to see the list of upcoming workshops and to sign up.
  • Research Consultations. Consultations are available by appointment Monday-Friday. Arrange a meeting with a librarian who will consult with you on your research and offer helpful suggestions.
  • Writing Help. Whether you are a philosophy graduate student or in your first year of medical school, the USF Writing Studio will assist any student wishing to improve writing skills. Contact the Writing Studio at 813-974-8293.
  • 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 LeEtta Schmidt or Drew Smith.

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Library Initiatives

Scholar Commons | Karst Information Portal
Holocaust & Genocide Studies | Florida Studies Center
Oral History Program | Textbook Affordability Project

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