Graduate Students

Research Essentials


You can borrow from any of the 121 OhioLINK member libraries by searching in the OhioLINK catalog.

All Databases

Our All Databases connects you to all your favorite research resources and also lists our databases by subject so you can learn what we have for your area.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Use Interlibrary Loan to request copies of articles we do not have available in full text, or to borrow items from outside the state of Ohio. Articles often arrive in just a few days.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses contains full text dissertations & theses from around the world.


Organize your research online, save citations from our databases and from websites, and collaborate on research projects through RefWorks. Learn more in this guide to using RefWorks at BGSU.


JournalPass is a bookmarklet that will help you get to full text resources when you are off campus. It prompts you to log in as a BGSU user and passes you through to full text from Google Scholar and other popular online search tools.

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

The Learning Commons provides assistance to graduate students at any time during the writing process as well as writing assistance to non-native English speakers.

Citing Sources

Our citation guides can help you get started citing research in APA and MLA format.

Submitting your thesis or dissertation

The Collab Lab can help you format your thesis or dissertation so you can submit it to the OhioLINK Electronic Theses & Dissertations Center.


The troubleshooting guide can help you if you are having trouble accessing resources or logging in from off campus.

For Your Teaching

Library Instruction

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. Also check out our Fast Track LibGuide, a student's guide to high-performance research!

Course Reserves

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.

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.

More Resources

Personal binding services for individuals and departments is now available through the BGSU Copy Center.

Call 419-372-9633 or email for current prices and additional information.

"I've Graduated: Now What?" is a LibGuide that highlights resources to help you continue your research when you are no longer a BGSU student.

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.