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Graduate Students - Resources and Services: Graduate Student Services


Hands-on training sessions on using specialized resources such as:

  • EndNote and other Citation Mangement Tools
  • Documenting your Research
  • eBooks and using ebrary

Sessions are offered throughout the academic year. See Presentations for more information and to suggest a session.

Individual Instruction

Faculty Librarians will meet with you to discuss specific research issues.

Refer to this page to find out which librarian will best suit your research needs: Library Liaisons


From the Gumberg Library

  • Use your DU ID to borrow and renew items
  • Borrow up to 75 items for 8 weeks
  • A maximum of 2 renewals are permitted for each item. 
  • Fines for overdue materials are generally $.20 per day (may be higher for special items)

See Borrowing Policies for more details. Borrow items from other libraries and pick them up at Gumberg Library's Circulation Desk.

Suggest a Purchase

Your chance to recommend items for the collection.

Are you a TA and need to borrow for faculty?

Download and complete the
Faculty Proxy Form.


Electronic and Print Resources

Course Reserves

  • Search for e-reserve material by Course, Department, or Instructor. Please Note: Electronic Reserves are password protected. Password must be received from course instructor.

  • Search for print reserve material by Instructor, Course ID, or Course Name. Reserves are available at the Circulation Desk.

Citation Management Tools

Keep track of your citations more easily with Citation Management Tools such as EndNote, Zotero, or Mendeley. Export references directly from research databases. Format a bibliography in APA, MLA or other citation styles.  User guides and instructional videos are available here.

Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) 

Find information for submitting Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs)  at Duquesne University, including formatting guidelines, required forms, filing deadlines, and FAQ.

Dissertation Information

If you are a graduate student seeking information on Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs), please visit this guide or contact the library's Digital Scholarship Librarian, Gesina Phillips.


Graduate Study Room

For Graduate Students only! Located on the 2nd floor, this room is available for individual and group use. Check out a key at the Circulation Desk.

See also Where to Study.

Quiet Study Zones

While the 4th/main floor of the library is more conducive for group work, all areas of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors of the library have been designated for quiet study.  Additionally, keys to study carrels are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.


Check-out a laptop at the 4th Floor Circulation Desk. Loaner laptops are for library use only. Or, connect to DuqNet to use your own laptop in the library.

For Distance/Online Learners

If you are enrolled in an online program or are completing your education as a distance learner, you can use GoToMeeting to connect virtually with Gumberg librarians. 

Visit this page for information on how to download and use GoToMeeting:


This guide was created by Allison Brungard.

This guide was modified by Kiera Mudry, MLIS.