Graduate Resources

Laptop Check Out

LaptopStudents can now borrow a laptop from the Office of Graduate Studies! This new service is made possible by the Vital Technology Initiative (VTI) Grant.

To check out a laptop, please contact our staff at the front desk in the Office of Graduate Studies, CH-123; you will need your Coyote OneCard (CSUSB student ID card). Check-out period is 4 hours maximum. Laptops can leave the office, and have to be returned to the office after 4 hours or before the office closes at the end of the day. Be sure to save your files to your own USB drive!

Lost, stolen, or damaged replacement fees:  Up to $1,300 per laptop.

Graduate Student Handbook

Developed by the Office of Graduate Studies, our graduate student handbook, A Guide to Graduate Studies: Policies, Procedures, and Thesis, Project, and Dissertation Format includes valuable information on university procedures pertaining to graduate students, as well as information on submitting and formatting your thesis, project or dissertation.

A Guide to Graduate Studies: Policies, Procedures, and Thesis, Project, and Dissertation Format

Pfau Library

The Pfau Library offers valuable tools for conducting more effective research, managing sources and creating citations. Many of the library's workshops are tailored to graduate students; these include Basic Research, Advanced Research, and the Zotero citation management tool. The list of online tutorials includes tips on using the library, choosing a research topic, and online searching. The library's website also houses a long list of Library Guides. The Guides can be organized by discipline, and can help direct your research and answer questions specific to your program. They also contain more general information such as how to write a literature review, and handy citation guides for APA and MLA. Take the time to explore the Pfau Library's website and familiarize yourself with all it has to offer.

Office of Student Research

The Office of Student Research (OSR) provides opportunities and resources for conducting research and other scholarly and creative activities. Student and faculty grants, student workshops, the OSR Journal of Student Research, and the annual CSUSB Student Research Symposium are just a few of the assets OSR has to offer.

Graduate Writing Center

Writing consultants at the CSUSB Graduate Writing Center work one-on-one with graduate students who wish to improve and refine their compositions. Writing consultants help with clarity, structure, grammar, citations, and all aspects of the writing process. The Graduate Writing Center is located in the College of Education, room 311. Please visit their website or more information and to schedule an appointment.