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Library Essentials for COB PhD Students

12 Things to Know

This guide will provide quick links to library services or resources for new faculty. Check out the following 12 things you must know to settle down your research and teaching at FSU:   

  1. Your Subject Librarian
  2. Off-Campus Access
  3. Google Scholar Setup
  4. Get Journal Articles
  5. Access to Databases
  6. Find, Borrow & Renew Books
  7. LEDS (Library Express Delivery Service)
  8. Find Theses & Dissertations
  9. Research
  10. Teaching & Library Instruction 
  11. Writing & Publishing
  12. Technology & Room Reservations

If you need any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us!

1. Meet Your Subject Librarian!

Subject librarians are your contact for the University Libraries. Address your library needs to your librarian(s) in your department.

For contact information of all other librarians and staff, search the staff directory

                                    "Ask a Librarian" icon on FSU libraries website

2. Off-Campus Access

If you are off-campus you will automatically be asked to login using your FSUID and password whenever you click on a link from our webpage or resources. 

3. Google Scholar Setup

Access to the full text is often only available through subscription sources, paid for by FSU Libraries. If you log in to Google Scholar through the libraries website, you may be able to access these items. To search Google Scholar through the library from off-campus: 

1. Go to 
2. Click on the 3 bars on the upper left corner of the screen > Settings> Library links
3. Select Florida State University
4. Save

"Florida State University - Find it @ FSU" option selected in Google Scholar Settings - Library Links

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