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Research Resources

Library Services: Research Help

Research librarians are a valuable resource for TCU students, faculty and staff. You are encouraged to call upon the reference staff for:

  • Locating specific factual information
  • Assistance in using the library catalog
  • Help in submitting interlibrary loan requests
  • Instruction in the use of databases
  • Access to U.S. federal resources, Texas documents, and European Union resources
  • Suggestions for locating resources external to TCU

Research librarians not only help in finding answers to short factual questions, they also assist with research needs ranging from in-depth research for class papers to research in support of theses and dissertations.

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The Graduate Writing Center

The Graduate Writing Center offers assistance to graduate students and faculty from all academic disciplines. Consultants will work by appointment only with writers on articles, essays, theses, dissertations, and book proposals or manuscripts. We are not an editing or proofreading service, but we are happy to assist grad students with matters of organization, style, clarity, citations of sources, bibliographies, as well as grammar and punctuation patterns.

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Thesis and Dissertation Boot Camp

The TCU Center for Writing hosts an annual Thesis and Dissertation Boot Camp. This program is a structured and supportive module designed to assist graduate students in the process of writing.  Participants should either be currently writing, or in the beginning stages of writing. During this boot camp participants have multiple blocks of structured writing time, presentations on strategies, and practical advice. The TCU Center for Writing usually hosts this event in the Spring or Summer Semesters, so look for advertisements for this event in your email.

Research Compliance

TCU is committed to fostering an environment that promotes the adherence to applicable law, ethical principles, and professional standards while pursuing knowledge through research and scholarly activities. The TCU Office of Research hosts annual research-compliance-training events throughout the school year that students and faculty attend.

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Development and Diversity

TCU Graduate Students have access to National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, an online learning platform designed to give to faculty and future faculty on-demand access to the mentoring, tools, and support they need to be successful in the Academy. Learn the skills and strategies that will help you to publish more research  and manage your internal resistance to writing.

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Sponsored Programs

The Office of Sponsored Programs serves the TCU Community by providing information, personal assistance, services, and programs to those who seek financial support for scholarly endeavors (grants).The Office of Sponsored Programs staff are dedicated to helping graduate students continue building TCU’s reputation as a nationally recognized scholarly institution. This office helps “open the doors” to funded research for all who wish to recognize their full creative and intellectual potential.

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