Help With Research

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Ways to get help from a librarian -- in person, by phone or online right now.

Subject Guides This is a link to another web site

The subject guide pages have been prepared by Grasselli Library subject specialists. They suggest items from both our print and online collections that might be of interest as well as selected web sites.

Online Reference Resources

Selected free online reference websites chosen by Grasselli librarians in categories such as biographical information, citation/style guides, encyclopedias, government information, quotations, and more.

Research Help by Appointment

Schedule an appointment to meet with a Grasselli reference librarian for help on a class assignment.

Copyright Resources

A guide to the fair use of copyrighted materials.

Assignment Calendar Calculator This is a link to another web site

A tool to assist students in working through the steps required to complete a research paper. It includes a timeline, links to resources, and an option for email notifications at each stage of the process.


Some tutorials to help you hone your library research skills.

ERIC Documents

Information about what ERIC documents are and how to find them.

Research Guides

Help for getting focused on a research topic, finding scholarly vs. popular materials, finding JCU graduate theses and essays, sources for basic/preliminary research, and guidelines for instructors creating library assignments for students.

Distiguishing Scholarly from Non-Scholarly Periodicals

This guide discusses three levels of periodicals: scholarly or professional, substantive news or general interest, and popular. It also provides sources for further guidance.

Finding JCU Graduate Theses and Essays

A guide to finding JCU graduate theses and Essays in Grasselli Library through Carrolline, our online catalog, and in the OhioLINK Thesis and Dissertation Center.

Using Google Scholar at Grasselli Library

Tips on configuring your browser to reflect Grasselli Library holdings and understanding Google citation links.