Research

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The Brandeis Library has a wide variety of resources, services, and people to help you with your research. Whether you’re just getting started, have hit a wall in finding what you need, or need assistance at various stages in a long-term project, we are here to help!

Every major, minor, program, and research center has a librarian with subject expertise who are happy to help. We’ve also created online Research Guides for subjects, library information, even some classes, as well as self-paced online tutorials for getting started with OneSearch.

Every library is just a little different.  Learn how our library catalog, OneSearch, the databases we subscribe to, and our services for borrowing from other libraries function here at Brandeis to get you what you need.

Preserving the record of Brandeis University’s history and maintaining unique and rare primary sources, the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections is here to support teaching, research, and scholarship at the university and beyond. Browse online records of the collection or get in touch to arrange a visit and assistance with your research.

The media studios and creative lab spaces in the Library offer not just specialized equipment but also training and consultations so you can fully utilize the resources to further your research or create your vision. Training and support are available for everything from video production, audio production, digital photography, graphic design, and animation, digital humanities tools, 3D printing and scanning, virtual and augmented reality tools, robotics prototyping with systems like Arduino and RaspberryPi, and more.

Data Services

Get help finding, managing, analyzing, and mapping data. Discover tools, best practices, and expert consultants available through the Library.

ITS and the Division of Science maintain an HPCC on campus.  Learn more and get started at their Knowledge Base pages.

The Library offers short workshops and ongoing training in a wide variety of topics. Attend workshops on using programs such as EndNote, Zotero, R, SPSS, Qualtrics, ArcGIS, adn more. Learn about Library resources and services in Library 101. Sign up to get hands-on training in soldering, 3D printing, or videography.