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Graduate Student Information & Resources

Information about library resources available to graduate students.

I am a Teaching Assistant for a course. What do I need to know about the Gordon Library?

Librarians are available to help:

  • Answer research & citing questions
  • By visiting your classroom as guest lecturer on information retrieval topics
  • Educate students on research strategies

Librarians can help Teaching Assistants and faculty:

  • Connect course content to library/information content
  • Copyright questions
  • Research strategies for your own scholarly endeavors
  • Search databases on Education & Teaching resources to help improve your own teaching effectiveness

How can I check out a book for a professor I am working for?

Faculty may grant proxy borrowing privileges to a trusted WPI student employee or research assistant in order to check out items on their behalf. Ask the faculty member to complete the Proxy Patron form to be able to check out items under your professor's library account.