Services for Doctoral Students
Comprehensive Exam Support
During comprehensive exams, you are our top priority. Email us one week in advance to let us know when your comp exam will begin, and we will process the interlibrary loan items you have ordered above all others. There is no limit on the number of items you can request through interlibrary loan during the comprehensive exam period.
As doctoral students, you are expected to be able to conduct research independently, so we cannot assist you with search strategies during comprehensive exams. However, we can help you obtain specific resources. Simply request the item, and we will obtain the requested items for you. Please refer back to your committee chair if you need assistance locating resources during the comprehensive exam.
Once the comprehensive exam concludes, unlimited library assistance resumes. If you have more questions, please make an appointment.
ABD? Not for long! Jumpstart your dissertation with our books, which will guide you through finding your topic to managing your committee.
Saint Mary’s Dissertations
Browse Saint Mary’s Ed.D., Psy.D., and Ed.D. dissertations as well as find dissertations from other universities.
Download the Writing Center’s Microsoft Word dissertation template, which is already in APA format.
Learn how to find, evaluate, and create research instruments.
Find seminal books on qualitative and quantitative research that you can cite in Chapter 3 of your dissertation.
We are happy to help you at every stage of your research process. Get help choosing topics, finding books, searching SuperSearch, selecting keywords, or anything else that can help you complete your research assignments successfully.
Citing & Writing Assistance
Copy and Paste Citations
Don’t waste time typing out APA citations from scratch. Learn our how to copy and paste APA citations from Google Scholar into a reference page.
APA MS Word Templates
Save yourself the trouble of having to format your paper manually. Get a jumpstart on your writing by downloading an MS Word template, which is already formatted in APA.
Writing Center Appointment
For writing help, make an appointment with the Writing Center, Saint Mary’s experts on citation styles, grammar, punctuation, flow, and much more.
Borrowing & Requesting
Not located near campus? Not a problem. Saint Mary’s Libraries will mail books and DVDs to your home for free.
Learn about doctoral students’ borrowing privileges, including checkout periods, max number of items, renewals, and more.
You can request Saint Mary’s materials as well as order items we do not own through interlibrary loan. On average, articles are emailed to you within 1-2 business days, and books and DVDs arrive to Saint Mary’s Libraries within 4-7 days.
Learn how to return materials via mail or by dropping it off at Saint Mary’s Libraries.
Visiting the Libraries
Browse all library services to learn more about how we can support your research.