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Research Support

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The University Libraries provide access to tools and resources to assist with research. From curated guides to access to hundreds of databases, the University Libraries hope to provide researchers with the necessary support to succeed.

Tools & Guides

Learn more about the research tools offered, like Research Guides, the Classic Catalog, and other search options.

See our Tools & Guides

Expert Assistance

Subject Librarians | University Libraries has expert librarians dedicated to every discipline at Washington University. We can help faculty, staff, and students find the resources they need to further their academic success and provide excellent research support.

Instruction & Classroom Support | Learn more about the Instruction and Information Literacy Program, including how you can partner with the libraries for assistance with information literacy instruction, research support for students, and more.

Data Services | The Data Services team supports research data management, data curation, data literacy, data wrangling, data visualization, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Special Collections Research & Access | Guidance for how to explore and access our unique and rare special collections and primary resources.

Copyright | Scholarly Communication and Digital Publishing Services helps Washington University faculty, students, and staff with copyright issues that connect to research, teaching, and library services.

Support for Our Communities

Services for Students

Learn more about the Libraries services available for students, including connections to our collections, remote resources, library spaces, expert assistance, research support, and more.

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Services for Faculty

The Libraries offer numerous services to support faculty research and instruction. Learn more about the numerous resources available.

Services for Staff

Our array of collections, services, and resources are available to all staff with a WashU ID.

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Services for Visitors & Alumni

There are many ways that the University Libraries provides access and support to visitors and alumni. Learn more about ways visitors can take advantage of the collections and services at the Libraries.