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Politics Grad Student Orientation

Using the Library

Libraries:

Borrowing privileges

Requests

  • Place a request through the catalog for books which are checked out or in offsite storage (ReCAP). Items come in 1-4 days, depending on location
  • Use Borrow Direct for books the Library doesn't own. Items come in 3-4 days
  • Use Interlibrary Loan for books not available in Borrow Direct or other item types (DVDs, journals, microforms)
  • Use Article Express for electronic delivery of articles, conference papers, book chapters, etc., that we don't own

Off-campus access to electronic resources

  • Use Secure Remote Authentication (SRA) when off-campus for seamless access to subscribed resources behind paywalls (e.g., JSTOR, journal websites, etc.)
  • If SRA doesn't work or is unavailable, use links from the Library website to try accessing through our proxy server

Printing privileges

  • Graduate students are allotted 3000 B&W sheets and 200 color sheets per year. A sheet is defined as an actual piece of paper. This means that if you print double-sided, you can not only save paper but make the most of your allotted quota.
  • OIT has instructions on printing to the PawPrint clusters, which are available in the library and other locations on campus

Important services and tools

Data sources

Research tools

Citation management tools

Statistical Services

GIS/Spatial Analysis

Research Data Management

For fun

Personal reading and learning

Politics Librarian