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Intro to Graduate Studies: Welcome


Welcome to the library dashboard for Intro to Graduate Studies. The dashboard provides quick links to the resources you'll need in your graduate research. Whether you are online or on-Grounds, UVA Library services and support are available to all students. 

Your Librarian

Your Librarian is Chris Ruotolo

Each school/department at UVA is assigned a research librarian. Profile picture of Chris RuotoloYou can connect with Chris at any point during the semester for help with your research and assignments. Meeting with a librarian early in your research process can help you save time and obtain better results.

Chris can help with: learning how to use the Library's online catalog and databases, finding books and journal articles in print and electronic format, refining your research topic and your search strategies, and managing your citations. She can meet with you in-person or online via Zoom.  

Ask a Librarian

Sign Up for Library events

Sign up for Library orientations, workshops, and events with our online calendar. UVA Library programming is offered in-person and online.

Search multidisciplinary databases

These databases contain scholarly articles across a broad range of disciplines.

Consult dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks


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How it works: 

  • Desktop download and browser plugin.  Citations are saved on your computer and to the Zotero server, and may be synced across devices.

How to get it:

  • Download at  Options to download "Zotero for Firefox" or "Zotero Standalone" with Chrome, Firefox, or Safari browser plugins. 

How to get help: