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Graduate Student Survival Guide

Graduate Student Survival Guide

Welcome to the Graduate Student Survival Guide! The resources contained in this guide will provide you with a starting point for finding information and navigating the FAU Libraries. Use the links to the left to access information. Good luck and successful researching!

Check out our Workshop Schedule and our many online Tutorials.

Are you a Graduate Teaching Assistant? Schedule your Library Instruction Session to turn your students into Power Researchers! (We can customize sessions to your assignments and learning objectives).


This guide will help you to:

  • Use the FAU Library Catalog to locate books and other materials owned by the Library
  • Understand the difference between electronic journals and databases and OneSearch
  • Become aware of and use the most important databases for conducting literature reviews in the discipline of education
  • Use "Find it at FAU" to connect to full-text articles in different databases 
  • Determine if a periodical is peer-reviewed 
  • Locate other authors that have cited an article of interest using Web of Science
  • Cite your sources
  • Get additional help

Library Hours Boca Raton & Partner Campuses

Spring 2024 Semester Hours (Boca Raton):

See our library hours for all campuses at the link above, including any changes to hours during the semester.

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Last updated on Apr 18, 2024 8:49 AM