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Getting Started: Doctoral Students

A guide to library services for students in the VTS Doctoral programs.

Help & Consultations

Email or call the circulation desk (703) 461-1733 anytime with questions, regardless of scope. A library staff member will get back to you quickly.

Look out for orientations, workshops, or how-to videos. Follow the Bishop Payne Library on Facebook for regular updates.

Research Consultations:

Library staff offer consultation meetings to discuss research and resources. To request a consultation, email and a library staff member will set up a time to meet with you. Staff can help orient you to a particular aspect of the collection, share search strategies, and offer bibliographic feedback. No question is too small or too large, and staff are eager to work with you at every stage of the program.