Services for Graduate Students

by | Apr 12, 2021

Welcome to Saint Mary’s Libraries! We understand that you are busy with family, work, and educational responsibilities, so our primary goal is to help you save time by researching smarter. Browse our student-centered services below.

Research Assistance

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.

How to Get Research Help
You can consult with us via chat 24/7, email, phone, or make an appointment.

We also have many tutorials that will walk you through how to choose a topic as well as find, cite, and evaluate resources. We highly recommend our top ten research tips.

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

Off-Campus Access
You can search the entire library off-campus using SuperSearch. Learn how to login and to troubleshoot password issues.

Free Mailing
Not located near campus? Not a problem. Saint Mary’s Libraries will mail books and DVDs to your home for free.

Borrowing Privileges
Learn about graduate students’ borrowing privileges, including checkout periods, max number of items, renewals, and more.

Requesting Materials
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.

Returning Materials
Learn how to return materials via mail or by dropping it off at Saint Mary’s Libraries.

Visiting the Libraries

Learn about the hours, technologies, and study spaces at Twin Cities Library and Winona Library.

Learn More

Browse all library services to learn more about how we can support your research.