Virginia Tech Univeristy Libraries
120 Graduate Life Center
Ph: (540) 231-8636
Ph: (540) 231-4826
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This guide will walk you through the process of searching for, selecting, accessing, and using the research resources that you need for your work in this class and beyond!
This is not the main library website, but you can easily access that here: http://www.lib.vt.edu/
A few tips to get you started:
1. Don't be afraid to ask for help. Simply contact your librarian directly ------------------------>
2. If you're doing research from off campus, make sure you use the Off Campus Sign In option.
3. Use Summon to conduct a Google-like search of most of our library resources. While it's not a disciplinary database, like the ones that I recommend to you on this guide, it can help you gain a broad overview of a particular research topic or question.
4. When searching Summon, Google Scholar, or any of the databases that I recommend, break your research question into keywords, rather than typing in the entire sentence or question. Click here to read more about strategies for creating good keyword searches.
5. Use the Education Subject Guide to identify relevant databases.
6. When trying to access articles and other resources, look for the Get VText box:
The Graduate study room (416 Newman) is a space reserved for graduate students to study and relax. Access is limited through the Hokie Passport, which must be swiped before the door will open. (If your Hokie Passport does not open the door, contact the Graduate School.)
Graduate students have decided this room is a quiet space. (Please us one of the group study floors for project work.)