Finals week: You've got this

Published April 20, 2021
Updated Nov. 23, 2022

Finals week is almost here and we know you might need every bit of help the ASU Library can offer. Here are some of the extraordinary resources you have access to through the ASU Library.

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 and who’ve abundant strategies on how to find high quality resources that Google will never tell you about.

Two people wearing masks talking at the library service desk

Library locations for studying and exam taking

All library locations are open throughout finals week. Check library hours for details. 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.

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 over 650 research databases and a custom link to Google Scholar connecting you with full-text sources that are available at the library.

Library Guides

Wherever your curiosity leads you, the library has a guide – 487 of them, to be exact. 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.

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. You’ve got this.