This research guide will assist you in finding information sources to support your dissertation. Under each tab you'll find both general resources and resources specific to your discipline.
You can also schedule time to work in-person, virtually via web conference or on the phone with a librarian to refine your search techniques, get a refresher on our new resources, or on any other topic.
Search the library catalog to see if we have any e-books on your topic. Type the topic or title you're looking for into the search bar. Under Format, select "E-books."
For more information on e-books, check out our Simmons E-books guide
The library provides access to many different databases, or collections of articles. These are the best places to search the literature for your research projects. See the Articles on Your Topic page of this guide for more information.
Looking for a book or article that Simmons doesn't have? Log into your Interlibrary Loan account and request it! Books will be mailed to you, and articles & book chapters will be shared electronically.
Need help? There are lots of ways to get help from a Simmons librarian.
If you have a quick question or need help right away, chat, email, or call us.
We're also happy to schedule virtual research appointments with you via phone, chat, skype, or whatever method of communication works best for you.
Make a Research Appointment and work with a librarian to:
Librarians are here to support your learning and research, and to make finding information a straightforward and friendly process. Feel free to make an appointment with your subject specialist, or choose "No preference" to see all librarians' availability.
This document has information about funding opportunities, including:
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You can email us any time. We'll get back to you as soon as possible.
You can call us any time. If you don't get an answer right away, leave a message and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
You can also schedule an appointment with a librarian for one-on-one help. Click the calendar icon above or the book now icon on the right side of the screen.