Research Assistance & More
Meet your librarian!
We're here to help! You can seek drop-in assistance from the Research & Information Desk whenever we are open as well as call, email or chat with a librarian.
Each department and program at BGSU also has a team of librarians with special expertise and subject knowledge to help you with your research. View our instruction teams and department list to connect with the librarian for your area.
Graduate Student Writing Support
Submitting your thesis or dissertation
For Assistance please consult the Graduate College Submission & Approval website.
The troubleshooting guide can help you if you are having trouble accessing resources or logging in from off campus.
For Your Teaching
Request a library instruction session for your class to help teach your students how to best utilize library resources. Librarians can collaborate with you to develop specific research assignments and incorporate online tutorials into your course shell in Canvas. To request any instructional services, contact your subject librarians.
Both you and your students will find these subject-specific research and course guides helpful. Created by librarians, they help point your students to resources for your subject area or to complete specific assignments.
You can put books from the library's collection, your personal books, extra copies of textbooks, or other materials on reserve in the library for your students to use during the semester. The library also maintains streaming audio and video reserves through Avalon.
ProQuest Research Companion
ProQuest Research Companion is a database of online information literacy/library instruction modules that can be easily embedded in Canvas or assigned to your classes.
University Libraries recognizes that members of BGSU may elect to use a name other than their legal name. Students, faculty, staff, and card-holding guests can contact the Director of Access Services, Andrea Boehme (firstname.lastname@example.org) to indicate their chosen name and/or pronouns. The following choices are permissible: using your middle name, shortening your name (ex. Jim instead of James), using an anglicized name, or using a name that better fits your gender identity.
Your chosen name and/or pronouns will be added to your library account so that circulation employees know to use it when communicating with you. Automatic notifications will still reflect the legal name on record with the University. Library employees who do not have access to your library account will not be able to see your chosen name. The Director of Access Services has the right to not accept or remove a chosen name if it is not permissible.
If you are a TA or RA, a faculty member can fill out a proxy borrower form that will allow you to check out library materials on their behalf.
Located on the 8th floor of Jerome Library, the Ramona Cormier Faculty Reading Room is a quiet work room for faculty and graduate student use only. The room, a multi-user room for individual work, is equipped with a desktop computer and has wireless capabilities for laptop use. A key may be checked out from the main circulation desk in the Jerome Library. Questions regarding the use of the Cormier Reading Room can be answered at the circulation desk.