Scholarship & Research

Catalyzing the Next Generation of Research Innovation

SMU Libraries offers a variety of support, services, and tools to help researchers reach new heights through transformative scholarship and publishing practices. We offer consultation and instruction to SMU faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students who are performing original research.

Research & Scholarly Initiatives

Boost your research by connecting with tools, services, and the combined the expertise of staff from the Libraries and OIT.


Explore new strategies for your research, including digital and computational tools and methods.


Manage your data throughout the research lifecycle, from idea to long-term preservation.

Spatial Literacy

Discover new insights using maps and spatial thinking to understand the world and solve problems.

Author Rights
& Copyright

Exercise your intellectual property rights and learn how to interact with copyrighted works.


Increase the impact of your scholarly work by improving discoverability and access. Learn about meaningful ways to measure the reach of your scholarship.