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Getting Connected: Graduate Students and the WSU Libraries

COVID-19 Updates

Please note: while we try to keep our guides as up-to-date as possible, the most current information on WSU Pullman Library operations and Services can be found at the links below:

Lorena's COVID-19 Notes


If you need assistance, please use the "Schedule Appointment" link under my photo on the left side of this guide. You can also email me directly at - Lorena



  • Free and expanded electronic access for temporary online teaching and learning. During thw current period causing library closures, many publishers and library vendors are allowing special access to research databases and materials. Note that some of these will be invisible because they will be added to something we already have, like SAGE Research Methods or JStor.
  • Relevant highlights (although be sure to check the list for yourself!!): Publication Manual of the APA (6th and the new 7th editions); lots of other stuff.

Reference Management Software

Reference management/bibliographic software helps you organize the information that you gather (articles, books, websites, images, videos, etc.) so that you can find, access, search, use, and cite it more effectively. There are a number of options that you can choose from, some freely available, some with a one-time cost with optional upgrades, and some based on an annual subscription.

Librarians at the WSU Libraries teach classes focused on two of those tools: Zotero (free, open source) and EndNote  (one-time initial cost - you can get a good deal as a student - you can also purchase it via the Tech Store link on the My WSU portal - look under Quick Links on the Student page; optional upgrades). Which one is best for you? It depends on a number of factors so you might want to sign up for both an EndNote and a Zotero class, or investigate other options (see options link above).

If you are interested in learning about Zotero, check the link below and look in the left-hand of the screen for upcoming classes

If you are interested in learning about EndNote, look here for a schedule of classes and more information. WSU Pullman science librarian Chelsea Leachman offers classes at least once every semester.


Welcome to the Washington State University Pullman Libraries!

Thanks for visiting the Libraries' booth at the Getting Connected '18 Graduate Student Orientation resource fair!

We hope you will take advantage of our resources and services during your time here at Washington State University Pullman. We have a lot of them: books (pbooks and ebooks), journals, databases, special collections, document delivery, comfortable and quiet spaces, personal assistance, and more.

Lorena O'English, ​Social Sciences and Government Information Librarian

Academic Department Liaison Librarians

Resource and Subject Guides (databases, journals, and more)

 Libraries FAQ

Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery: Borrowing Materials Not Available at the WSU Libraries

Contact Us/Ask a Question (although you may prefer to contact your subject librarian directly)

Library Hours and Contact Info (Holland and Terrell is 24/5+ except during holidays and intersessions) 

WSU Libraries Digital Collections (digitized photographs and other primary sources via Manuscripts, Archives & Special Collections)

Library Policies, including borrowing policies

Classes on Demand - grab a few friends and set up your own academic research/productivity workshop

GPSA Study Center (Located in Terrell Library but run by and for you!)

Library Services for WSU Global Campus

Helpful Links

  Library News

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