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Atmospheric Sciences Graduate Students: Work smart

Information, tools, and resources specifically for Atmospheric Sciences graduate students.

Work on campus

Photo: Research Commons
Allen Library South
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Photo: Suzzallo Library, Reading Room
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Find your favorite library space


Library locations and hours

Need absolute quiet for reading? Prefer bustling social spaces for getting work done? There are over a dozen Libraries across campus, and they're all available for you to use, whether you need a place to read, meet with colleagues, or use technology.  Here are three suggestions:

Scout the Perfect Spot with Scout

This iPhone app was designed specifically to help UW students find their perfect space on campus.  Find out more information and download the app on the Scout website.

Talk. Share. Connect. Research. The Research Commons

The Research Commons, located on the ground floor of Allen Library South, provides a collaborative environment in which students and faculty can come together to share and discuss research, as well as get support for all steps of the research process: searching, writing, publishing, funding.  The Research Commons is a place to collaborate and connect with fellow students and faculty on research projects.  It is a place for workshop and presentation opportunities, and a place to discover what your peers and colleagues are researching.  Check the Research Commons website for hours, upcoming events, and more.

Refuel at Suzzallo Market & Espresso

Eat. Drink. Free Wi-Fi.  Quick access to research help and library materials.  

Check the UW Housing and Food Services Dining Hours page for current hours.

Tap into technology

From computer repair to discounts on software to UW's own Google apps, the University provides access to a wide range of tools and services to support your academic work.  Check out some of the top services here

Find Funding

Identify sources for research funding and scholarships through the Graduate Funding Information Service.



View our online tutorials

The Libraries offers many tutorials that will give you brief introductions to finding information.  Some popular tutorials include "How do I ..." cite sources, connect from off campus, find journal articles, find images and photos, find news articles. 

Work at home


Connect to Library Resources from Home

Use your UW NetID to search  UW Restricted databases from off campus.  Try the proxy bookmarklet to simplify things!

Chat with a Librarian 24/7

Connect to 24/7 real-time, online question service
Technical problems with chat? Submit email question/comment form

Connect from off-campus

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