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Graduate Resources

Scholarly resources for graduate students
The department maintains an active speaker and seminar program that introduces students to a wide variety of topics and methods.


Mary Couts Burnett Library
TCU’s Mary Couts Burnett Library houses more than 1.5 million volumes, as well as subscriptions to more than 56,000 current journals and 300 databases. The open-stack library, accredited by the American Association of Research Libraries, is also a Federal Records Depository with access to a variety of other resources through TCU’s reciprocal arrangements and membership in the Alliance for Higher Education. The University Archives is a repository for documents relating to local history and the history of Texas and the Southwest.


National Archives-Southwest Regional Branch
In Fort Worth, the National Archives-Southwest Regional Branch is a repository for federal records from Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The Amon Carter Museum’s library possesses a sizeable and impressive newspaper collection.


Special collections
Specialized collections at SMU and UTA are within one hour’s drive. Austin’s Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, the Barker Texas History Collection, the LBJ Library, the George Bush Library and the Perry-Castañeda Library of the University of Texas are a few hours south. TCU’s formal and informal working relationships with these institutions facilitate faculty and student research.


Examples of Intellectual and Personal Statement for Portfolio

Examples of Dissertation Prospectuses


Helpful resources

Please visit the Graduate Resources on the AddRan page for additional forms.

AddRan Graduate Resources