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This guide is designed to assist HPED doctoral students in their research and dissertations.

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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. 

You can contact the Library Service Desk for immediate assistance or schedule an appointment with a librarian for an in-depth, one-on-one session.

Important Services


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

Article Databases

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.

Interlibrary Loan

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.

Help with Research

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 remote research appointments with you via Zoom, or whatever method of communication works best for you. 

Make a Research Appointment and work with a librarian to:

  • discuss and narrow your topic
  • refine your searching techniques, and
  • choose the highest-quality information to use.

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.

Grant Funding Sources

This document has information about funding opportunities, including:

  • Online search engines for grant funding
  • Funding sources specific to surgical education
  • Other educational research funding sources
  • Other potential funding sources
  • Industry sponsored grants

Meet Your Librarian

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Contact the Library

There are many ways to contact the library!


You can chat with a librarian any time the Library is open (see our hours page for more information).


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.

  Make an Appointment

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.

Submitting Theses & Dissertations

Click here for more details on how to submit your work to College Archives.

See the Publishing Your Research page of this guide for more information about disseminating your research.