This guide will introduce you to using various library resources to complete your research.
Use the tabs at the top to zero in on specific areas of research.
...can be overwhelming! So, browse this guide for helpful tips that will save you time and make it less frustrating.
First, it is necessary to realize that there are many elements to research: your topic, background sources, books, journal articles, websites, etc. Each of these is a part of your eventual report, paper, presentation, or finished work. Research rarely follows a linear path, so you may find yourself going back and forth between many sources/keywords/readings before you are finally ready to write your paper.
A research question or topic can seem overwhelming so take a few moments to think about your assignment before you go searching for sources. The following are some first steps to take:
Using the drop down, choose a subject guide. These guides list key databases, background sources and much more. Think of the guide as a shortcut to the sources you need!
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Use Ask a Librarian to get online help.
Book a Research Consultation with your subject specialist.
Scan our list of online guides/tutorials for self-paced learning.
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