University of Texas at Arlington

Services for Graduate Students

Subject Librarians

A librarian is assigned to each UTA discipline area. Subject librarians can help with any part of the research process.  You can request an appointment with your subject librarian.

Research by Subject

The Libraries' Subject Guides can be used to identify the resources needed to complete your research projects. Guides will also include links to relevant tutorials, information about citation styles, and the contact information for your subject librarians.  

Databases A to Z

Already know which database you want? Use the Database A to Z list to access it.  

How To 

The Libraries provide tutorials and guides that will help you with the research process. If you have questions, be sure to contact your subject librarian.

Graduate Study Spaces

The Central Library offers a graduate student study space in room 214. No reservation is required. The room has whiteboards, study tables and capacity for 20 students. To access the room you need your PIN. Go to and click on "view information about your account" to get your PIN. Graduate students may also reserve study carrels here. Additional study spaces are available here


Graduate and Honors College students may borrow 50 books for one semester with three renewals. For a complete list of borrowing privileges check here

Delivery Services

UT Arlington Libraries provide delivery of local library resources to graduate students via the UT Arlington Interlibrary Loan Online System

InterLibrary Loan

Occasionally, the Libraries will not own the materials you need for your research. We will borrow them from another library in order to lend it to you.


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Citation Managers                                        

There are several tools to help manage and cite the information you use in your research. The Libraries provide free access to RefworksIf you have questions, be sure to contact your subject librarian.

Research Commons

To increase the visibility of your research and creative works, consider depositing your work into UT Arlington's institutional repository. For more information, contact your subject librarian or the Libraries' Scholarly Communications staff

Thesis & Dissertation Information

Thesis and dissertation documents must be written in the format approved by your committee and committee chair. Documents must be submitted electronically via the ETD website

Publishing Contract Consultation

If you want to retain copyright to your work, you can consult with your subject librarian about your options.

Open Access Publishing

As part of the commitment to increasing open access to research, the UTA Libraries provide many publishing services, such as online hosting for academic journals managed by UTA faculty and students. Our publishing platforms provide the entire global research community access to your articles, books, and open educational resources. For more information, contact your subject librarian or the Libraries' Scholarly Communications staff.

Subject Librarians

Each discipline area is assigned a subject librarian. These librarians will work with you to develop research assignments and incorporate information literacy into your curriculum.

Experiential Learning

The Maker Literacies Librarian can work with you to develop curriculum that takes advantage of the resources available in our FabLab for hands-on, experiential learning opportunities. Contact with questions.

Open Educational Resources

Students consistently struggle with the cost of required texts, often choosing not to purchase resources essential to their success. Your subject librarian can work with you to identify quality materials that meet your learning outcomes and that you can adapt and distribute to your students for free. To find specific OER to use in your courses go here 

Copyright and Fair Use

Do you have questions about using copyrighted materials in your courses? This page on fair use can help answer those questions. Also, contact the UTA Libraries’ Division of Scholarly Communications with questions.



Library Instruction

It is the mission of the UT Arlington Libraries to promote learning, teaching, and research. The Libraries will advance this mission by working with the UT Arlington community to ensure students develop critical thinking skills, including the identification of their information need and the ability to locate, evaluate, and effectively use information. 

Schedule Instruction

Sign your course up to receive library instruction.

Course Guides

Research guides that are specific to your class or an assignment can be developed by your subject librarian.