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Services for Graduate Students : Research & Writing Support

Please explore this guide and learn about the Harold B. Lee Library services available to graduate students.

Research Guides

Use our Research Guides to find key library resources in your subject area.

Manage your Resources

Manage your resources and citations using a citation management and bibliography generator tool such as RefWorks, EndNote, or Zotero.  Find more information about these tools on the library's website under Services.

Subject Librarians

Arrange a consultation with the librarian for your college and department. Subject Librarians can help you find resources and develop strategies for discovering materials for your literature review, for your thesis, and for research you do in your course work.They can also provide library use instruction for classes you might teach. Find out who your Subject Librarian is from the library directory or from specific Subject Guides.

Theses & Dissertations

The Software Training Lab can help you with formatting your thesis or dissertation in preparation for converting it to electronic format (ETD). For more information about electronic theses and dissertations and how to submit them, go to the ETD information site at

To find theses and dissertations at BYU or from other universities go to the Lee Library's Theses & Dissertations web page.

Copyright & Licensing

Whether you have a question about fair use policies or need help obtaining permission to use copyrighted material, the Copyright & Licensing staff are here to help you. Their website contains a great deal of information about copyright laws and policies and includes an instructive online tutorial. You are also welcome to contact or visit them at:

Phone: 801.422.9339
Fax: 801.422.0463
Location: 3760 HBLL (Level 3 South)

Periodical/Journal Information

Find out if publications are refereed, academic, or available electronically. Also learn about publication requirements for periodicals and journals. Web of Science includes impact factor data for science and social science journals.


ScholarsArchive is Brigham Young University’s institutional repository for scholarly and creative content produced at the University. ScholarsArchive makes electronic theses and dissertations, data, and journals produced by BYU students freely available to a global research audience. For more information, please visit our website: or email Ellen Amatangelo (