Information for Graduate Students


One-on-One Help


icon for one on one helpDo 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.

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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

Document Services provides access to materials held by Randall Library. Graduate students may request scans of articles and book chapters from items in the Library’s collection. Delivery of books and other materials is available to Distance Education students, graduate students completing degree requirements outside of the Wilmington area, and graduate students based at CMS (including those displaced from Dobo after Hurricane Florence). For more information please see the Document Services policy.

Interlibrary Loan

icon for ILL serviceNeed 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 and watch recordings of previous 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.  In order to access these features, you may need to save your search, view your search history, and/or create a free account with the licensed database provider.

For help setting up article alerts using library databases, watch this video or 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.