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Graduate Student Services

A Guide to Library Resources and Services for Graduate Students

New! **Graduate Research Strategies Initiative**

Earn a Certificate of Completion in Research Strategies. Jointly sponsored by Texas Tech University Libraries and the Graduate School, the Graduate Research Strategies Initiative is a series of free workshops that allows graduate students who attend eight of ten workshops to be eligible for the certificate. The ten workshops include: Best Practices in Library Research, How to Do a Literature Review, Publishing Your Research, Poster Presentation Workshop, Managing Your Citations, Identifying Grants for Research and Project Funding, Managing Your Research Data, Predatory Publishing, Altmetrics, and Copyright and Fair Use. You can register for the workshops on the Texas Tech Libraries' website by clicking the Workshops & Events link on the right side of the screen. If you have questions about the certificate, please contact Brian Quinn.

Graduate Research Strategies Initiative Workshop Recordings

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Use the tabs in the upper left corner of this guide to explore different resources, such as recommended journals and databases, services for graduate students, and other guides to assist you in your studies.

Need more help? Contact me to make an appointment for a research consultation:  or call 806-834-2148.



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Library Services

Check out these library services! Success Awaits at the Library

  1. Graduate students may check out books for six months. Graduate students can reserve a study carrel for their research or reserve a study room online on the Library's website.
  2. The Document Delivery (interlibrary loan) service pulls books from the stacks and provides materials the Libraries do not own at no charge. Request items via ILLiad.
  3. The Libraries’ online resources are available from off-campus to all TTU students.
  4. Amazing technology is available including a 3D Makerspace, Virtual Reality Lab, 3D Animation Lab, hundreds of computers, printing, book/document scanners, and WiFi throughout the Library.
  5. Dynamic Media Services (DMS) loans DVDs, audiobooks, SLR cameras, HD camcorders, projectors, and lighting kits. The DMS is on the second floor (east side) of the Library.
  6. The Libraries' digital repository, ThinkTech, provides access to the full text of electronic dissertations and theses written at TTU.

Library Spaces

The University Library has different study spaces to address your needs as a graduate student. Choose your preferred research environment from study carrels, group study rooms, collaborative work spaces, and quiet study floors.

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Copyright for Dissertations

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