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University Library: Research Help


View All Research Guides

GGU Librarians have created many guides on a variety of topics from company and industry research to career development and database troubleshooting. Our guides can be a great starting point for your research or when using library materials. Many of our guides contain lists of recommended websites, books and databases, as well as tips for locating materials and much more.


Research Guides By Topic


Librarian professionals are available to help students, faculty and alumni with research questions and use of library materials such as selecting a research topic, using library databases, citing sources and much more. Librarians can work with you one-on-one or in groups and are available by appointment for in-depth research help. To see how we can help you please contact the library at:





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Research help is available in-person at the Reference Desk located in the Library. View the Library's current open hours.



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View the APA Citation Guide

Citations and crediting your sources are more than just a tricky set of rules -- they communicate to your reader that you are a good citizen of the academic community. To help you properly cite your sources GGU Librarians have created an APA Citation Guide which contains common citation examples, video clip tutorials and links to citation tools available online or in the library.


View the Research Process Guide

A central part of your academic experience will be research.At some point you will be asked to investigate a topic for one or more of your classes. The Library's Research Process Guide outlines the basic steps in the research process from choosing a topic to citing your sources and provides links to research tools to help you along the way.


Free math and writing tutoring is available online and in-person at GGU's San Francisco campus. The Math and Writing Labs are located in Room 1331 inside the University Library. The phone number for the Writing Lab is 415-442-6657.

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  • Tutoring lab open hours
  • Writing and math tutoring services
  • How to submit questions and papers online, and
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Access the Assignment Calculator

The Assignment Calculator is an online tool you can use to help manage your time, deadlines and tasks when completing assignments. Just enter the due date for your assignment and the Assignment Calculator will give you a step-by-step plan and links to useful resources to successfully complete your assignment on time.