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GW Libraries and Academic Innovation's mission

The George Washington University Libraries and Academic Innovation (GWLAI) is the bedrock of scholarship and learning at GW, where our work is the foundation of integrated teaching, learning, and research throughout the university.

Learn more about how Libraries & Academic Innovation furthers academic excellence


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Academic Commons

Academic Commons is GW's one-stop shop for academic services and resources, including peer tutoring, course reviews, and research consultations. 

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Center for Undergraduate Fellowship and Research

The Center for Undergraduate Fellowships & Research (CUFR) provides GW undergrads and alumni with information, guidance and support as they apply for research opportunities and national fellowship competitions.

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GW Libraries

Encompassing Gelman, Eckles, and VSTC, the GW Libraries support the research and learning goals of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty of the university in a highly collaborative, dynamic, and deeply engaged intellectual community.

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Instructional Core

The Instructional Core is the central university hub for faculty development, online course design, digital fluency, and instructional technology.


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Online Learning

Providing over 100 degree programs, Online Learning at GW is a faculty-driven initiative that employs emerging technologies to create innovative and effective academic programs, enabling instructors to reach a broader, international audience.