School of Education Research Resources: Welcome!

This guide is designed to support School of Education and Engineering Education graduate students throughout their time at Virginia Tech.

Education Librarian

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Lisa Becksford
Contact:
lisab5@vt.edu
Newman 317

Schedule an appointment with me!

To sign up for an appointment during my regularly-scheduled office hours, please follow the link to my calendar. If none of those times work, please email me at the address above to find another time. Directions to my office will be included on the calendar entry. 

Library Resources You Should Know About

Accessing resources from off campus: Whether you are taking classes in Blacksburg or at an extended campus location, you'll probably need to access the library's electronic resources from off-campus. To do so, start at the library's homepage and navigate to the resource you need. At some point, you'll be asked to log in via VT's 2-factor authentication service. Once you've logged in, you should be able to access the resources just as if you were on campus. If you run into any trouble, contact the library's reference desk via one of the ways listed as part of the library's Ask a Librarian service

Interlibrary loan: If Newman Library doesn't have an item that you need, we'll get it for you! This includes books, journal articles, theses/dissertations, and articles that the library owns only in print. To submit a request or check your account, visit our ILL login page. You can also request many items by checking for full text in a database and requesting the item if Virginia Tech does not have it. The first time you log in to the ILL system, you'll have to create an account; it's free and is necessary so that the system knows where to send your items. Check out the videos below for details on ILL.

Graduate Study Room

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 use one of the group study floors for project work.)

Lockers are available for free checkout. Stop by the Circulation Desk on the second floor to reserve one.