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Graduate Student Research Guide: Home

This research guide provides a brief introduction to Graduate Student Research

Welcome Graduate Students!

Welcome to Liberty University! This guide is crafted to help you access the Jerry Falwell Library's resources and services that will benefit you most.  Our most important research tip: Contact us if you have a research question!  You can reach our team by calling (434) 582-2220 or emailing

The Jerry Falwell Library has a new website. The tutorial Welcome to the New Website highlights the website's new features. 

Your Academic Liaison Librarian

During your graduate studies, you can consult a liaison librarian, a subject specialist in your discipline, for specialized research assistance. Your liaison librarian and their services are provided below. 

Need help with a subject specific research question? Use the link above to contact the liaison librarian for your discipline. 

Beginning the research process? The link above provides a list of research guides for your area of study. 

Is there a book that the Jerry Falwell Library should own? Let us know using the link above. 

Want to speak with a librarian about your research project? Schedule an appointment using the link above. We look forward to serving you soon! There are many ways to contact us, including by phone, chat, text, email, or via Microsoft Teams. 

Websites to Bookmark

Bookmarking these sites to your computer will save you time as you complete your research. 

Your gateway to all of the Jerry Falwell Library's resources-- from historic books to scientific databases 

RefWorks is a citation management service available to all Liberty Students. RefWorks can assist you in organizing your research articles and in creating detailed bibliographies. 

Need books that are in the public domain? has thousands of free books that you can read online or download to your computer or e-reader. 

Provides "preview" access to substantial portions of many books. Like what you see but need more than a preview? Check the Jerry Falwell Library's catalog or request the item via ILLiad (Interlibrary Loan).  

View this webinar to expand your search using Google Scholar 

Struggling to get through some dense classical literature? LibriVox has thousands of free public-domain audiobooks. You can listen online or use their mobile app. 

World Cat is an international library catalog. You can use World Cat to find books at libraries close to you.