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Graduate Student Orientation

A quick guide of library resources and services for new graduate students!

Newspaper Subscriptions

The library provides free subscriptions to the online content for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. You can activate your subscription by using the link below and signing up with your WVU email address.

Scholarly Communication

The WVU Libraries offer several scholarly communications and publishing services to help students, faculty, and staff maximize the impact, reach, and manage the dissemination of their scholarship.

Areas of coverage include:

Preparing for your ETD Workshop series

These workshops repeat each semester and cover a variety of concepts, tools, and techniques that will help researchers manage files, securely backup data, track multiple versions of documents, and successfully deposit your thesis or dissertation to the Research Repository @ WVU.

Open Access Author Fund (OAAF)

This library has a set of funds that people interested in publishing in Open Access journals can use to help defer the cost of submission. See the link for more information and to access the OAAF application form.

ETD Submissions

The library helps students with their ETD submissions using the Research Repository. For more information see the link below or contact the scholarly communication department.

Research Commons @ WVU

The WVU Libraries Research Commons is a suite of services that foster interdisciplinary connections and support graduate student and faculty research needs, with an emphasis on graduate students and early-career researchers. It provides services based on library expertise and partnerships with campus connections.

Specialized Collections and Service Centers

The WVU Libraries have a number of more specialized collections and services that you might need throughout your academic career.