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Borrowing options: If Brown doesn't have what you are looking for, use easyBorrow to request your item through WorldCat. Other borrowing options are also available.

Research consultations with a librarian: Request a research consultation: One-on-one research consultations with a librarian

Ask your subject librarian: (email, phone, chat, in person) Find librarians by subject

Resource guides: Explore subject guides on over 80 topics to find resources by subject.

Theses and electronic dissertations: Electronic submission of dissertations is available to Ph.D. candidates with expansion to master's theses in the near future.

Thesis and Dissertation Binding Information for Graduate Students

Get a carrel: Brown students writing a dissertation or thesis, and Brown faculty members, may apply at the Rock circulation desk for the use of a study carrel in the Rockefeller, Sciences or Orwig Library. See carrel availability at:

Find special collections that support your research: Learn more about over 250 collections notable for subject matter, age, uniqueness, or value as well as available digital collections.


OCRA: Use OCRA to place books and other physical media on reserve AND to create electronic reserves: links to ebooks and other online content, digitization of articles, book chapters, full-length movies, short video clips, and audio files. Links to reserves in all formats will be added to your MyCourses site.

Library and research skills instruction: Research skills instruction sessions led by a subject librarian are available at all levels and with a wide range of topics.

Customized course guides to research and resources: customized research guide for your course prepared by your subject librarian .

Instructional Technology Group: ITG provides support for Canvas, course preview pages, course email lists, wikis, blogs, clickers/classroom response system, and instructional technology consultations.

Classroom technology/Media Services: Media Services provides equipment, training and media support for faculty, staff and students.

Professional Development

Career Development Center: The Career Development Center provides resources to help you along every step of your graduate career including preparing for a conference, choosing a research advisor, surviving the dissertation writing process, and guides to the academic and non-academic job search.

Software and skills training: provides free research workshops and software training for the Brown community.

Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning: The Sheridan Center provides consulting services, programming and teaching resources to all members of Brown's teaching community.