What New Graduate Students Need to Know about the Libraries: Summer/Fall 2021
Posted on: May 25, 2021
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 about statistics and research methods with Sage Research Methods.
- Plan and conduct your research with our Qualitative Data Analysis and Quantitative Data Analysis guides.
- Prepare to manage your research data with our Data Management guide.
- 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:
- Get a quick overview of library resources and services in our 90-second video.
- 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.
- Access journal articles, e-books, and more: The Libraries’ online journals, databases, e-books, and other online resources are available by logging in with your JMU eID/password. Learn how to connect from off-campus.
- 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 spaces. Take a quick virtual tour in this video:
Support for using educational technologies:
- Produce multimedia: Borrow our multimedia equipment. Or get support for media production for instructional purposes, including a professional studio, a narration room, and multimedia editing software.
- Tinker, craft, invent and discover: Visit our Makerspaces with 3D printing, VR equipment, sewing machines, and more
- Get an overview of Canvas for grad students at JMU in this brief video.
- Get tech support for Canvas and other learning technologies: Visit Library Tech Support.
- 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!
- Grow something: Choose some free seeds at our Community Seed Library in the Carrier Library lobby.
- Find something new to read in our book displays in Carrier and Rose Libraries and online, or in our Fun Reads and Movies guide.
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 July 17, 2021.
Categorised in: JMU Libraries News