Library resources for graduate students

by Daina Tagavi, Professional Development Peer
Monday, April 27, 2020 9:15 AM

There are many ways the UCSB Library can provide graduate students with expert help, services, and access to collections while you are engaged in remote teaching and research. See a full list of online resources and services here

Here are some of the highlights of services the library is currently offering that are relevant to graduate students:

-Millions of in-copyright digitized books from the UC Libraries’ collections are temporarily accessible in the HathiTrust Digital Library. Click here to learn how to access them.

-Electronic interlibrary loan requests (articles, some book chapters) continue to be processed.

-Librarians can provide information literacy instruction in classes that you are teaching, such as synchronous Zoom presentations, recorded lectures using GauchoCast, monitored discussion forums in GauchoSpace, customized research guides, and online office hours. Use this Instruction Request Form.

-To support remote instruction, Library staff will purchase electronic books and Kanopy  streaming media licenses or scan from print collections. Submit requests via our Course Reserves system. For help, contact

-You can schedule a virtual research consultation with a librarian.

For assistance with any of these services, contact your subject librarian or submit a question via our email reference service.