Finals week: ASU Library is here to help

Published April 24, 2023
Updated Jan. 05, 2024

The end of another semester is upon us. As you get ready for finals week, remember, the ASU Library is here for you. Here are a few of the resources you have access to here at the library to help you finish the semester strong. 

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Reach out to Ask a Librarian

If you get lost or confused, or just don’t know where to start, our Ask a Librarian online chat service can connect you with library professionals who are standing by to assist you with any research question. Learn strategies to find high-quality resources that Google will never tell you about.

Find a library and reserve a study room 

All library locations are open throughout finals week and you can check library hours for overnight studying at Noble Library on the Tempe campus and extended hours at other locations. There are many quiet places to study in each library, as well as spaces that are perfect for working with groups.

Need to reserve a study room? Each library offers a unique combination of open and enclosed study rooms, but make sure to reserve your room early as spaces fill up fast.

Utilize One Search

One Search is a Google-like search engine in which you can readily limit your search to online-only resources provided by ASU and one of many advanced tools the library offers, including hundreds of research databases and a custom link to Google Scholar connecting you with full-text sources that are available at the library.

Explore Library Guides

Wherever your curiosity leads you, the library has a guide – hundreds of them! When writing a paper or beginning your research, these Library Guides can point you to the best databases to use on any topic and show you exactly how to cite your sources.

Access free digital news subscriptions and streaming services

Have you activated your free news subscriptions to the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal? As an ASU student, you also have free access to thousands of films and documentaries through the streaming services Kanopy and Films on Demand.

The library is here for you – and we want you to succeed. Relax, take a breath. Congratulations, you’re almost there!