Research Assistance for Graduate Students

Library Services and Research Assistance (including thesis or dissertation):

Contact your reference subject librarian/liaison here: Reference & Instruction Librarians by Subject Specialties
Research Guide for Finding Dissertations & Thesis

In-depth database and Internet searching assistance

Your liaison librarian will work with you, by appointment, to research your topic fully in all pertinent databases and suggest advanced search strategies.

Reference assistance with questions that arise during your research

You can continue to work with the liaison librarian who assisted you initially, by appointment or in e-mail. If that librarian is not available call the library service desk (828) 262-2820.

ABC Express delivery of books or periodicals from UNC-A or WCU

Books and periodicals requested through ABC Express arrive in two or three days. Books can be ordered directly through the WNCLN Library Catalog.

Interlibrary Loan

Use interlibrary loan for items that are not listed in the WNCLN Library Catalog. The library absorbs any charges it incurs for getting books, dissertations, theses, article photocopies, or other materials you might need. Remember the average turnaround time for interlibrary loan is two weeks . The Interlibrary Loan Office will only work on up to ten requests for person per day--fewer if there have been many other requests submitted that day.