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Library Services for Graduate Students

Philosophy, Religious Studies, & Women's Studies Librarian

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Juliet Rumble
Draughon (RBD) Library
231 Mell Street
Auburn University, AL 36849-5606

Chat, Text, Phone, & Email Assistance

Use Ask-a-Librarian if you have a basic question for which you need an immediate response.  For more in-depth research questions, contact the librarian assigned to your College or Department.  

Chat Hours: Mon.-Thurs.: 8am-midnight  |  Fri.: 8am-6pm  |  Sat.: 9am-5pm  |  Sun.: 1pm-midnight  

Phone: 334-844-1737 

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

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Subject Librarians

The subject librarian assigned to your College or Department has expertise in researching the scholarly literature in your field.  They are available for virtual and in-person research consultations  They can assist with research assignments or papers as well as larger projects such as your thesis or dissertation.  Depending on your information needs, they can help with:

  • identifying & locating sources (books, articles, data etc.) 
  • research strategies & database searching
  • literature reviews
  • monitoring scholarly publishing in your field
  • tracking down hard-to-find information & publications 

You can schedule a meeting by calling, emailing, or clicking on the "Schedule Appointment" button on their research guides.

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Workshops & Training

Library faculty and staff offer workshops and training in research skills and strategies, information management (e.g., data, citations), and productivity and multimedia creation software (e.g., LaTeX, Adobe Creative Cloud, etc.).  Sign up at our workshop registration page

At the beginning of Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters, the Libraries hosts the Savvy Researcher Boot Camp, a day-long event geared to graduate students who want to become better and more effective researchers.  Attendees can pick and choose between workshops on locating scholarly sources, writing literature reviews, organizing citations, creating professional presentations, and more.

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Research Guides

Research guides provide overviews of key resources and search tools in your discipline.  Many of these resources are available online.

Research guides are created by subject librarians.  Contact them if you have questions.

Citation Management

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Citation management tools are a great way to organize and retrieve citations for books, articles, and Web sites.  They can pull citations directly from library databases, and they work with word-processing software to insert footnotes and citations to create properly formatted notes and bibliographies.

The Libraries offer training in three citation managers: Zotero, Mendeley, and Endnote.  Register for one of our regularly scheduled workshops or check out our online guides:

Information about specific citation styles is available from these online guides: 

Data Management & Consulting Services

If you have questions about data management plans, data policy, storage, or archiving/publishing your data, consult our Research Data Services guide or contact Ali Krzton, the Data Management Librarian.

Additional data consulting services and equipment are available through the Libraries' DataSpace, located in the Innovation & Research Commons (1st Floor, RBD Library).  DataSpace staff can answer questions related to data analysis and visualization, statistical environments, programming/scripting, data cleanup, and more.

For a list of staff specialties, including Python, R, ArcGIS, SAS, SPSS, see: Data Skills Consultations.

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