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people graphicDo you need more in-depth help finding information for your papers, projects, thesis, or other research? Would you like to meet one-on-one with a librarian to learn how to better use the library? If so, please fill out this form or contact the librarian in your subject area. If you fill out the form below, a librarian will contact you to schedule an appointment.

We will help you to use the research databases, library catalog, and other resources to find articles and books for your papers, and show you how to obtain resources that we don't have in our library. This service is provided for students, faculty, and staff at UNCW.

Graduate Study and Computer Lab

Graduate students have a study lounge area with networked computers located on the second floor designed specifically for their use. This space is accessible via OneCard swipe.

Document Delivery

We can provide copies of articles in journals held by Randall Library and also send books and other items to graduate students' departments and home addresses. Whenever possible, we will provide pdfs of journal articles via Interlibrary Loan.

Interlibrary Loan

ILLNeed a book or journal article that we don't have in Randall Library? Request it through Interlibrary Loan. Just provide the citation and we'll find it for you.

Place an Interlibrary Loan request.


Graduate student workshops: the road to research successLearn more about Graduate Student Workshops.

Or, see the complete list of on-demand workshops

Alert Services


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Creating Journal and Article Alerts

 Many library databases will alert you when new records satisfying specific search criteria (e.g., journal title or keywords) are added. Click on the "alert" or "RSS" links on the  results pages. You may need to save your search or view your search history in order to access these features. You will be asked to create a free account with the licensed database provider. For help setting up article alerts using library databases, contact your liaison librarian.

New Title Alerts

We offer subject-based RSS feeds of new titles (Books, CDs, DVDs and Government Documents) that are updated on a monthly basis.


Scholarly Communication @ UNCW

When you write and publish journal articles, books, white papers, technical papers, give presentations, poster sessions, or make other contributions to research in your field, you participate in scholarly communication. Learn more about Scholarly Communication, Open Access and Author's Rights at our website.