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Graduate Studies

Resource Guide For Graduate Students

UTRGV students have access to a robust print and digital collection and are provided a breadth of library and     learning resources services, including instruction in the use of these resources and access to expert librarians to assist with research and other scholarly activities. The UTRGV Library Website serves as the gateway to all library resources and services and allows students to search or browse for books, online journals, select articles, and online databases. Students can also submit interlibrary loan requests, find library policies and procedures, current events, research guides, library request forms, and more.     

 Key library services for graduate students

  • Ask A Librarian – Contact a librarian for assistance. 
  • Research Consultations – Schedule a research consultation with a Research and Instruction librarian.
  • Interlibrary Loan – Request materials not available at the University Library.
  • Poster Printing – Print posters for academic use such as presenting at a conference, symposium, or for research/course presentation.
  • Study Rooms Reserve a study room online for individual or group study.
  • Graduate Lounge – The Graduate Lounge located on the 3rd floor of the Edinburg library is available for individual study and research.
  • ORCID Registration – Contact scholarlycommunications@utrgv.edu to get help signing up for an ORCID ID.  
  • Databases – The library has access to over 200 databases. Search by subject to find databases that support your topic.
  • Research Guides – Research guides are a one-stop-shop for students to find resources on a specific topic.
  • Recommend a Purchase – Recommend books and other resources for purchase by the library.  
  • Course Materials – Submit a purchase request, to find out if the library can obtain your textbook as an eBook. 
  • Events – Find out the latest events, exhibits, presentations, trainings, and workshops at the University Library.