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Doctoral Student Guide

A research skill guide for doctoral students

This Guide

This guide is a resource for all areas of research - what different materials are, how to read them, how to effectively search, types of research, and more. It will help guide you through your doctoral program from start to finish. Please remember to reach out to me, the library faculty and your professors with any and all research queries!


Fall 2020 Research Assistance hours

Fall 2020 Research Assistance Hours

Contact the Librarians at

Contact the librarians!

Library Quick Links

Use to find books, ebooks, print journals.
A full list of the databases we subscribe to.  Databases are the first place to look for articles.  Pro Tip: you can sort by major/subject or by type (newspapers, images, etc). When in doubt about where to begin try Academic Search Ultimate.
Use to request books and articles not at ESU

Visuals From this Guide

Want a copy of the handouts in the guide? Here they are in one place.