Services for Graduate Students
TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES' GUIDE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
Graduate students are expected to be able to recognize when information is needed to make decisions or to conduct scholarly research, to locate, evaluate, and effectively and ethically use the specialized information to become independent lifelong learners. We will work with you and guide you through various print and electronic resources, information retrieval strategies, and information management techniques.
We strongly urge you to take advantage of our orientation and bibliographic instruction services via Graduate Student Seminars or individual consultations with reference librarians. You may fill out the online Library Research Seminar Form or call (615) 963-5201 or e-mail Mr. Fletcher Moon at email@example.com. First session will introduce you to services and resources available, and the sessions after that will include search strategies, citing resources correctly and other related topics.
TSU ID required for borrowing books
ENCORE (One Search)
Locate print and electronic books and journals, dissertations, online databases, videos and other items on the Libraries’ collection.
Over 184 databases in 27 subject fields for information in your research subject area.
Browse the list of full-text journals in a variety of disciplines and link to full-text articles
Available at the Circulation area.
Self-service copiers, scanners
Interlibrary Loan Services
This service provides access Tennessee State University members access to research materials not owned by the Libraries.
ATHENA-Access to Area Libraries
A virtual library catalog of some of the member libraries of NALA. A patron at any participating library can simultaneously search the library catalogs of a number of the participating institutions to determine where a book is located. Books so identified may be requested through the patron's home library on interlibrary loan. For this project, an expedited interlibrary loan service has been established.
Reference Desk Hours
Libraries provide reference service. The hours are
Avon Williams Campus
Consulting Subject Specialists
Receive one-to-one assistance from a librarian on information resources in your subject field and how to use them.
Meet with a librarian to guide you in your theses or dissertation proposals or research project.
Review the Libraries’ Information Literacy page
for handouts, tutorials and other aids.
Receive assistance from a librarian via e-mail
Call reference desk, make an appointment with a librarian, or e-mail your question.
Consult with the Embedded Librarian in your online, hybrid or on ground classes. Call or e-mail
Mrs. Barbara Van Hooser at 963-5206 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Audiovisuals and Multimedia
Contact the Media Center staff for assistance with class-related audiovisual and multimedia materials.
Multimedia Learning Commons
A collaborative work area on the 2nd floor of the Main Campus Library providing DELL and Apple computers and a variety of presentation software.