Graduate Students

Research Essentials



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

All Databases: Springer, Project MUSE, and more

All Databases

We have databases for every subject and material type. Browse by subject to learn what we have for your area. This video will show you how!

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request articles that are not full text, or to borrow items from outside Ohio. This video will show you how it works.

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses

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

ProQuest RefWorks


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

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

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. 

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. 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.

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.

Use the book purchase request form to suggest an item for the library's collection.

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 ( 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.

"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.

The Authorized Borrower Form allows an individual you identify to borrow books, place holds, and pick up OhioLINK and ILL materials on your behalf.

The authorized borrower will present their own ID and tell the library staff member that they need to borrow the materials on the your account. An OhioLINK book can only be borrowed on the account from which the request was made.

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.

Updated: 06/05/2023 09:41AM