What is the University Library?

The University Library is an online space with journals, ebooks, films and videos, newspapers, and encyclopedias—resources which will support your academic success as a student.

The Library also offers guides and videos to help you research and direct and personalized support from our professional librarians should you ever have a question or run into trouble while conducting research on your topic.

Access the Library directly to find sources, access research guides and RefWorks, and to receive support from a librarian directly.

Accessing the Ashford University library is quick and easy through your Course Home Page.

  1. From the navigation panel on your Course Home Page select the "Writing Center & Library" link.Library Course Link


  2. You'll see the link to the Library under the Writing Center. Click the library link and you’ll arrive at the library home page.Library Course Link



The Library provides access to RefWorks, a program to help you to manage and organize your research. If you are an Ashford student, you can set up a FREE premium account in RefWorks.

For instructions on how to set up your free RefWorks account, view the Creating a RefWorks Account PDF. You might need to log in using your student ID to view the PDF.


Related Video Tutorials

Library Search Tips Video Tutorial
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