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.
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.
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.
Do you use Google Scholar? Get the benefits of Google Scholar from a convenient button in your browser.
Use the Google Scholar Button to:
Use Unpaywall to access millions of open access scholarly articles from within your browser.
Look for the green Unpaywall icon while you're viewing an unsubscribed article and click it to find a free, open access version of that article.
Kopernio is a utility that allows you to instantly access subscribed articles from the RIT Libraries' databases while you are searching sources like PubMed, Google Scholar, and Web of Science. Kopernio also allows you to store PDFs in a personal locker for your future research.
Kopernio requires a free registration to use; it does not integrate with your existing RIT username and password.
Benefits of using Kopernio:
Upgrade to Kopernio Premium
Because the RIT Libraries subscribe to the Web of Science, members of the RIT community that install Kopernio via the link below and register with an RIT email address will be upgraded to Kopernio Premium for free.
Benefits of Kopernio Premium include all the benefits listed above, plus: