Information & Services for Graduate Students: Tools

This guide provides one place for graduate students to locate information on research, training opportunities, thesis & dissertation support, and much more.

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Graduate Study Center

The Office of Graduate Education and the Wallace Center have partnered to provide a dedicated space for graduate students to study and write.  The Graduate Study Center is located in 1470 Wallace and is available during the following hours:

Mon-Wed 5:00pm - 8:00am

Thu-Fri 6:00pm - 8:00am

Sat 10:00am - 12:00am

Sun 11:00am - 8:00am

Study Room Reservations

Graduate students without an office may want to use the library's study rooms.  You may reserve library study rooms using RIT's Events Management System.

Citation Managers

Choose a citation management program early on in your research process.

The library provides access to EndNote, and many graduate students have successfully used EndNote for their work.  Zotero and Mendeley are other recommended systems that many graduate students have found useful.

Dissertation and Thesis Calculator

Graduate students often need help knowing what all the steps are in the thesis or dissertation process and need help keeping on track to complete their work by a deadline. The Dissertation and Thesis Calculator can help with project management and time management.


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