Graduate students can find
the resources and get the help they need through the CMU Library. The Park
Library offers a quiet atmosphere for study, computers and access to printing
and scanning, access to journals and books, and librarians available to help
with research. The library building is open more than 100 hours per week and
includes more than 250 computer workstations with printing capability. Wireless
access (including printing) is available for laptop users.
The Libraries’ collections
offer a vast amount of materials for research and learning, including more than
1,000,000 print books and journals as well as 850,000 electronic books, access
to more than 130,000 journals, and 125,000 streaming media titles. Copies of
items not owned by the CMU Library can be obtained (at no cost to the student)
from other libraries through the library’s Documents on Demand office.
Most of the library’s
resources are available online, meaning you can use the CMU Library from
wherever you happen to be. CMU credentials allows graduate students
round-the-clock access to the library’s electronic resources, including
journals, ebooks, videos, and article databases.
In addition to the
collections, the library provides a wide array of services for graduate
students. Reference librarians can be contacted by email, chat, or telephone for
help with research. If in-depth help is needed a research consultation can be
scheduled. In a consultation, a librarian works one-on-one with a student on a
particular research assignment, helping to locate materials and answering
questions. Many graduate students find consultations very helpful.
The library also houses the
CMU Writing Center, the Mathematics Assistance Center, and the Statistical
Consulting Center on the 3rd floor. Many of these helpful
services are available online as well.
For more information visit http://library.cmich.edu/.
Writing is a skill that students will use as a professional in any field, and it is important that you write well. But not everyone has a gift for writing so it is important that help is available when you need it. Students can perfect the art of writing through the CMU Writing Center. The Writing Center is dedicated to supporting a culture of writing in the university community and to providing a collaborative environment that assists writers in developing writing strategies and skills across disciplines. No matter what degree you're pursuing - the Writing Center is free to all CMU students and can assist you with any writing project. With three locations on campus and extended hours, writing assistance is more available than ever.
Center services include one-on-one consulting, online, for-credit classes, workshops, and outreach. One-on-one consulting resulted in approximately 16,000 sessions during the past fiscal year, both on-site (face-to-face) and online. During the academic year, the Center is open over 125 hours weekly among the four sites: Sunday 5:00 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. While the on-site hours are substantially reduced for summer (approximately 30 hours/week), the online service operates 24/7, 51 weeks of the year.
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