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Sustainable International Development (SID)

Library & research resources for the Heller School MA Program in Sustainable International Development


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Work through these steps early in your first semester, and you'll be set up for success in your coursework.

Get to Know Zotero!

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Zotero is free, open-source software that helps you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

Learn more on our Zotero guide, which also lists upcoming workshops and links to make an individual appointment to get set up with Zotero!

Set Up Your Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Account

If we don't have the book, article, or other material you need, we can probably get it for you!  Learn more about using our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service to request books and articles from other libraries and register for an account.


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Brandeis University subscribes, so all of the videos and courses are free to you! Be sure to log in from the link above so you have full access to the learning library.

Get to Know the Writing Center

The Writing Center offers free writing tutorial services to Brandeis University undergraduate and graduate students.

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Make an appointment or stop by during their drop-in hours.

English Language Programs (ELP) at Heller

Go to a Library Workshop

During fall and spring semesters, the library holds workshops on topics such as data analysis, Geographic Information Systems, doing a literature review, and citing your sources.  For more information, see our full list of library workshops.