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Getting Connected: Graduate Students and the WSU Libraries

WSU Mental health resources available for graduate students

Getting Books in Fall 2023

Using Search It, you can locate the title you are interested in.

If you are off-campus, you can have books mailed to you (with return postage). If you are on the Pullman campus, you can arrange to pick up the book at one of our libraries.

Summit: The WSU Libraries belong to a regional library consortium, the Orbis-Cascade Alliance (OCA). What this means is if a book (and sometimes video)  is not available at our campus library (we don't have it or it is currently checked out) you can order a book from another regional academic library. It will arrive in 5-10 work days.

If you need a book that is not available at WSU or via in Summit, you can use Interlibrary Loan to order it; the same options are available regardless of where the book comes from. You can also directly search WSU Libraries' own instance of WorldCat to see books that are held worldwide,and make a seamless (if you are logged in to WSU) interlibary loan request.

Reference Management Software

Poster Discover 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. Note: we can also help with Mendeley a bit - email Lorena for assistance.

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 below for a schedule of classes and more information. WSU Pullman science librarian Chelsea Leachman suggests reviewing the EndNote training and support materials on their site (linked at the link below),and setting up a one-on-one consultation with her if you have further questions. 

WSU Libraries, PO Box 645610, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-5610, 509-335-9671, Contact Us