What New Graduate Students Need to Know about the Libraries: Summer/Fall 2022

Posted on: August 10, 2022

Congratulations on beginning your graduate studies at James Madison University! On our beautiful campus, you’ll find four library facilities, which you can tour (virtually) in this short video.

On this page are some pointers to help you make the most of JMU Libraries’ programs and services. Questions? Ask us!

Research & skill development tools for grad students:

  • Learn skills in technology, software, leadership, business, communication, and other areas, with LinkedIn Learning.
  • Find other online tools and information in our Research Guides, organized by subject.

Library resources & services:

  • Meet your librarian: JMU librarians specialize in specific research strategies and resources for each graduate program at JMU. Your librarian can help you find, evaluate, and use information for your research and assignments. Contact your librarian via email, or make an appointment with them.
  • Check out books: You can check out our books and other physical materials. Contact your librarian or Ask the Library for help getting the books you need.
  • Learn about Interlibrary Loan (ILL): If we do not have a book, journal article, or book chapter that you need, you can request a copy from ILL.

  • Find your favorite study space, including group study rooms, in one of our library locations. Take a look at our top ten most popular spots:

Support for using educational technologies:

  • Tinker, craft, invent and discover: Visit our Makerspaces with 3D printing, VR equipment, sewing machines, and more
  • Use Canvas as a TA: If you’re a teaching assistant (TA), you’ll want to review review this FERPA information about privacy laws for handling student data.

You’ll also find a seed library, a little gallery, and more!

We are here to support you!

Please don’t hesitate to ask us for help. Visit our Ask the Library page to contact us. Whether you have a question about Canvas, or want help with research, or need any other information, we are here for you!

Published May 18, 2020. Most recently updated August 11, 2022.

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