Research Workshops for Graduate Students

Need to brush up on your research skills? Or do you want to learn how to start a literature review? Want tips on which apps will help you with your research? Need help learning to use the research tools for your discipline?

The library's got you covered! Your librarians at Albertsons Library are here to help you succeed in your graduate studies through every aspect of your graduate research. Library workshops include both online and in person offerings on these topics (and more):

Brush up on your research skills?
Learn about tools like EndNote Web and MathSciNet ?
Find eBooks?
Use primary resources?
Develop great business research skills?

To find out more information, including the schedule and to sign up, go to


The Library offers iPads for checkout

The Albertsons Library is wired for Wi-Fi so whether you use your own laptop or portable device you are always connected. We also offer netbooks and laptops (PCs and Macs) for checkout, but did you know you can also check out an iPad to use in the library?

Library iPads come equipped with dozens of research, social media, and entertainment apps; these include Blackboard, Dropbox, Evernote, GraphCalc HD, QuickOffice, Science 360 and many more. A list of these apps can be found at http://library.boisestate.edu/services/computing.shtm

iPads check out in-house for 3 hours and are re-imaged after each use to ensure your privacy. Stop by the Circulation desk and check out an iPad and get connected to the library's many online resources.


Welcome to your library!

Welcome to the Spring 2012 semester and to your Albertsons Library! We’ve been busy making the library your go-to place for your research and academic needs. These are a few of the things you can enjoy at the library:

  • Over 110 computers with Microsoft Office 2010, Mac and PC laptops for checkout, scanners, and multiple BroncoPrint stations, including wireless printing from your laptop.
  • Access the library from your phone via our mobile website.
  • Check out an iPad (2nd gen.) at the Circulation desk.
  • Have your own laptop or mobile device? The whole building is Wi-Fi enabled.
  • The library catalog now sports a large eBook collection--you can read books online or download it to your portable device.  
  • Library pages geared toward your scholarly needs, for undergraduates, graduates, and faculty.
  • A Starbucks coffee shop on the first floor.
  • Extensive subject guides in fields such as Public Administration, Radiologic Sciences, Kinesiology, Educational Technology and many more, via the library's LibGuides system.
  • A growing collection of streaming video databases on a wide range of subjects--watch online or on your portable device.
  • Access thousands of articles from journals and magazines from the A-Z list of databases. You will find that more and more of our databases are mobile-friendly, too.
  • Have questions about research, campus, or anything at all? We’re available to help you via our reference chat, on Facebook, and on Twitter. Or you can text us your questions at (208) 546-9982.
We hope you have a fantastic Spring semester at Boise State University!


Join the Albertsons Library in attending the “Great Ideas for Teaching and Learning Symposium" on January 10 in the Student Union Simplot Ballroom. This event is co-sponsored by The Center for Teaching and Learning and the STEM Station.

The Albertsons Library will have a table for the Mobile Learning Table Topics session, from 1:00-3:00 PM in Simplot Ballroom A. The Albertsons Library has a growing collection of informative guides on mobile teaching and learning, including one for the symposium available at http://guides.boisestate.edu/mobile_symposium

If you want to know more about e-books, explore mobile technology and pedagogy, or have questions about your Kindle, Android tablet, iPad or iTouch, then stop by and let us help you.