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Graduate Library Orientation

Welcome (back, for some!) to the University of Memphis' University Libraries! This Research Guide will assist you in learning what the Libraries have to offer you!

Services in the Library


Writing Groups and Dissertation Resources

The CWC is also offering graduate student writing groups!

Graduate students interested in joining a writing group can do so by filling out a simple survey, accessible via this link. They will use the survey information to compose the most productive writing groups possible. How the writing groups function is largely dependent upon the members of the writing group, though we will provide suggested guidelines and direction. CWC director Scott Sundvall can field any questions or concerns about these writing groups by way of email:

Also, we have an entire guide of resources for dissertating students!!! Check out our guide HERE!!!! And make sure to keep an eye on the calendar to look for upcoming Dissertation Writing events.

RefWorks: A Cloud-Based Filing Cabinet for Citations + Research

Click on the infographic to access RefWorks. To sign up for an account, click "Create Account" (not "Login from my Institution") and use your myMemphis credentials.

An infographic of how RefWorks can find and import materials, manage your research, allow you to share and collaborate on documents, and create bibliographies.

For more information on what it can do for your research workflow, visit the RefWorks Research Guide:

Citation Styles

You gotta learn 'em sometime. No matter what citation style you need, the library has resources to help:

Welcome to the Research Path


Start with Tutorial 1: Develop a Research Topic, and work your way through all six, or explore the tutorial that you're most curious about. Take each tutorial as many times as you need! Created by UofM librarians.