University Library

The University Library is here to partner with graduate students for their research, instruction, and publishing-related needs while at UCSC.

Library events and workshops

Interested in these topics?

  • Archival research
  • Productivity tools for research, like Zotero
  • Digital mapping (GIS)
  • Text analysis
  • Podcasts
  • Research data management
  • Video production
  • ...and more!

Check out the library’s lineup of workshops on these topics, and sign up for as many as you’d like. Can’t make it to a workshop? Ask us for help.

Upcoming Fall 2021 Dissertation Promotion Workshop

Martha StuitDissertations, Open Access, and Publishing
What Grad Students Need to Know
Martha Stuit
Scholarly Communication Librarian
University Library Liaison to the Graduate Division
UCSC Libraries

Thursday, October 28
12:00–1:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Register via the University Library Events Calendar

What can the library help with?

  • Research Help
    Librarians are available to answer questions. Please let us know if you cannot find or access research materials, and we’ll work with you to determine options for getting what you need. We have created online guides with the best places to research for your discipline. We also answer questions about publishing and copyright, including for your dissertation.
  • Digital Scholarship
    The Digital Scholarship Department at UCSC Libraries offers spaces, equipment, software, and staff to support your work in applying digital methods and tools in your classwork, your teaching, and your research. We support a range of digital methods, including audio and video editing, digital mapping, text analysis, and 3D design and printing. In addition to our support options and workshops, you can find a growing list of tutorials and resources on our website.
  • Special Collections & Archives
    Contact Special Collections about starting your archival research, conducting and using oral histories, learning about local and university history, and developing instruction modules with rare books and archives. The Regional History Project has documented the campus and local area since 1963 and has a wealth of oral histories available online. The Elisabeth Remak-Honnef Center for Archival Research and Training (CART) hires graduate fellows to be trained in archival processing through the yearly CART fellowship, and welcomes all grad students to their twice quarterly CART Commons meetings to share and discuss questions surrounding archives and primary source research.
Contact us!
Martha StuitMartha Stuit at
Scholarly Communication Librarian
Univerity Library Liaison to the Graduate Division
UCSC Libraries