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Student Resources

Ask Us & Research Help

Ask Us staff will help you find the best library resources for your research, as well as answers about library services, hours, and support. Available in person, or by chat, phone, email, or text.

Explore Study Spaces

Unique spaces for the way you like to study - individual and group study available. 

Anatomy Models

Sherrod Library offers 3D models of bones, muscles, organs, and systems.

Find Materials

Find articles, books, journals, media, and more in our extensive online and physical collections.

Learn Something New

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Learn more about our resources, discover librarian-curated special topics, and register for upcoming workshops.

Writing and Citation Tools

Organize and cite sources, make a bibliography, use citation management software.

Need Help with your Research? Meet with a Library Ambassador

 Ambassadors are undergraduate students with extensive training in library resources and in the research process. They can help you narrow down a research topic, show you how to use the library's website and Google Scholar, and help you find sources such as peer-reviewed articles, ebooks, newspapers, and more. The library has ambassadors available online in drop-in Zoom rooms and stationed in various locations throughout the main and Kingsport-Allendale campuses. Visit our Library Ambassador page for locations and times.

Distance and Online Education Students

Distance and Online Education students enjoy the same library resources and services as those on-campus.

If you live more than 30 miles from the main campus, the library will mail materials to your home. 

Student Clubs

Diverse Characters Book ClubThis book club meets twice a semester to discuss various books by authors who hail from an array of backgrounds, both domestic and international. Each semester features a different book.

Coffee and Creative Writing Club: This club invites students, faculty, and staff to share and workshop their creative works.

Student Jobs & Scholarships

Library Jobs: Apply for work-study, APS, and graduate assistantship positions. 

Scholarships: Learn more about student employee and graduate research scholarships. 

Student Advisory Council

The Sherrod Library Student Advisory Council meets monthly in Spring and Fall semesters to provide student perspectives on library services, collections, and spaces. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate students, and nominations are accepted on an annual basis.

Graduate Students

From access to an extensive collection of books and databases to graduate study spaces and expert librarians, Sherrod Library is the place for your academic needs!

The New Graduate Student's Survival Guide contains a selection of campus and community information beneficial for new graduate students at ETSU. All of the resources listed are in Johnson City or on campus, with an emphasis on those within walking distance of ETSU. All can be reached within a drive of ten minutes or less, and all are on the bus route.

Lending Technology & Personal Librarian Program

With many in our region lacking internet services and/or access to a computer, the ETSU Libraries, Dean of Students, Information Technology Services (ITS), and Student Life and Enrollment (SLE) began a collaboration to solve this enormous problem many of our students faced in completing course work and the possibility of dropping out. The University used CARES ACT funds to provide laptops and hotspots to low-income, minority, and veteran students lacking the technology required for online learning and student services.

Recipients also have access to the Personal Librarian Program, which provides a human connection to the library. Personal Librarians also assist referring students with services such as equipment issues (Laptop/Hotspot), advising, scholarships, counseling, student employment, etc., information technology support, and academic support such as tutoring.

Beyond the Library

ITS Help Desk (Room 105) : Get help with issues related to Wi-Fi Network Setup, D2L, Email Access, ETSU Accounts (activation/password resets), and personal device virus scan and removal. 

CFAA Learning Services (Room 114): Whether you are writing a paper or working on math homework, completing a chemistry lab or learning Spanish verbs, CFAA tutors can help. They offer by-appointment, one-on-one tutoring for most 1000 or 2000 level courses, and many upper-level courses.  

CFAA Testing Services (Room 133): Proctors online exams for ETSU courses and some national tests. The Senior Exit Exam (CCTST) and other assessments are also proctored in Testing Services.

Archives of Appalachia (4th Floor): Repository for memories — the written words, images, and sounds that document life in southern Appalachia. The archive stewards nearly two miles of rare manuscripts, 250,000 photographs, 90,000 audio and moving image recordings, and 14,000 books

Graduate Success (Room 453): Assist graduate students with setting personal/academic goals, resolving problems and providing support, and finding services on campus and in the community.