Ph.D Orientation: Getting Started

This guide helps our Ph.D students in the School of Business be aware of resources available through the Marriott Library.

Check these LibGuides Out!

We are constantly developing new LibGuides to assist you with your research. The best method to identify help guides is using the tab, Research by Subject, listed under the Research Tools tab on the Marriott Library's home page. Use the tab, "All Guides A-Z" to review all LibGuides, or use the search box using a specific term. You may also go directly to this link.

These are just a few of the many LibGuides we suggest that you review:

Endnote and Endnote Web Support

Literature Review

Annotated Bibliography Guide

Creating Effective Research Assignments

Style and Citation Manuals

Non-profit & Philantrophy Resources


If You are Teaching...

Education Services Resources for Graduate Students

Contact your Subject Librarian. To better serve you, the librarians have been organized into College & Interdisciplinary Teams (CIT).We can help you plan a library visit, develop a library assignment related to the class research project, or create a library guide for your course.

Request Library Instruction for Your Class
Fill out the online form to request library instruction tailored to address your students' research needs.

Research by Subject
Resources designed to bring students up to speed on topics such as search strategies, using databases and more.

Copyright Information
Answers to your questions about reproducing materials in print and online.

Visual Information and Technology Literacy
Resources designed to provide information on the University of Utah's Visual, Information and Technology Literacy Task Force Report, recommendations, and research guide.

Library Services

  • The Marriott Library has opened the Graduate Student Reading Room (GSRR)! Here is some information about using the room: 
  • We welcome you to use the GSRR all hours the library is open. Library hours are posted on the Marriott Library home page
  • Library Security will conduct periodic walkthroughs for your safety.
  • The room has a maximun occupancy of 45.
  • Coin operated lockers are provided for your convenience;
  • The library is not responsible for loss of personal items.The GSRR is for quiet study only.
  • Graduate students may not let other library patrons into the room; unwillingness to comply may result in access privileges being revoked.
  • Food and drinks are allowed in the room; please dispose of all food debris appropriately and report any spills to Library Security.
  • Access to the GSRR will be for the academic school year or remainder of the year following application.
  • If your card is lost, stolen, or replaced, please notify Library Security at 801-587-9758 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 801-587-9758
  • Off campus access is available to most of our resources. I recommend using the 
  • Interlibrary Loan provides access to books and journal articles not available at the Library. Most journal articles will be sent to you electronically in three business days. If you are a first-time user, register here.
  • The University Writing Center provides thesis, grant, and proposal assistance
  • Laptop and UNid support available in the Knowledge Commons (Level 2)
  • Have ideas for research or teaching innovations? The services available in the Digital Scholarship Lab can help you.
  • NEW! The Graduate Student Reading Room (Room 1180, Level 1) is now open
    • Access is available by providing information to the Information & Security staff at the Level 1 entrance
    • Coin operated lockers are provided
    • Food and drinks are allowed.
    • Maximum capacity is 45 graduate students.

Research Strategies

What is the publication cycle, and how does it impact your research?

Connect to the Marriott Library's "How to" guides to learn about topics of importance for your research.

If you are curious about the differences between popular or scholarly periodical articles, check out this online tutorial developed by Vanderbilt University. 

This tutorial on primary or secondary resources, developed by the  University of California, Santa Cruz, will explain the difference between these resources. 

Click here to get Information about copyright. Do you know that we have a librarian who specializes in copyright? Contact Allyson Mower for answers to your questions.


Subject Guide

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