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Student Research Guide

Senior Library Privileges

Students working on a thesis project are assigned a Subject librarian for the duration of the research project and are entitled to the following library privileges:

  • Provide one-on-one research consultations
  • Arrange for longer loan periods for GUQ materials
  • Help identify primary source materials
  • Borrow materials from other libraries, historical societies, etc.
  • Advise on resource tracking and citation management
  • Purchase additional materials that you identify as relevant to your research, see full policy


Depending on your subject area, contact your Subject librarian to help you with your research work:

Start Using a Citation Tool

Improve Your Workflow

Citation tools can improve your research workflow. Contact your Subject librarian for a consultation on how to install and use them:


To create an account in RefWorks, make sure you click on the "Create account" link at the bottom:

Watch the following videos to learn how to use RefWorks effectively:

Watch this video to learn how to install and use zotero:

  RefWorks Zotero

Grab citations

Yes, with "Save to RefWorks" plugin

No compatibility with Primo discovery service

Full compatibility with Google Scholar

Yes, with "Save to Zotero" plugin

Limited compatibility with Primo discovery service

Full compatibility with Google Scholar

Cloud Space Unlimited

300 MB online

Desktop: depending on your computer's hard drive

Subscription Model Library subscription Free
Cite in text editor Yes, Microsoft Word Yes, Microsoft Word, LibreOffice