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Politics Grad Student Orientation

Using the Library


Borrowing privileges


  • Borrow Direct for books PUL doesn't own or which are checked out; fastest turnaround
  • Recall requests: place through the catalog; at least 10 days before item comes in
  • Interlibrary Loan for books not available in Borrow Direct or other item types (DVDs, journals, microforms)
  • Article Express electronic delivery of articles, conference papers, book chapters, etc.
  • Materials in offsite storage (e.g., ReCAP) request through the catalog: example

Off-campus access to electronic resources

  • Setting up SRA
  • Use proxy links through catalog records or database entries

Printing privileges

Important services and tools

Additional library catalogs:

Data sources

Research tools

Citation management tools

Statistical Services


Research Data Management

For fun

Personal reading and learning