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Center for Transformative Undergraduate Experiences (TrUE)

This guide is for undergraduates participating in the TrUE program.

Build Your Research Skills

Basics of Library Research SplashHelp develop your research skills so you can find the highest-quality resources, cite sources correctly, and turn in better papers!

Librarians can demonstrate how to navigate the research process effectively and locate and evaluate research materials—essential skills for undergraduate students.
Request a consultation with your personal librarian. Topics could include:

  • Selecting a research topic
  • Locating subject-specific databases
  • Search strategies
  • Evaluating sources
  • Conducting literature reviews
  • and more!

Library 1100 Course


The amount and variety of information available to us today is overwhelming—both in terms of what's in the library (books, microforms, serials, etc.) and what's outside of the library (licensed electronic resources, Internet resources, etc.).

Students need to know how to sort through this information to find what they need if they are going to be successful in their coursework, in their careers, and throughout their lives.

To help students, we offer the following coursework:

LIBR 1100: Essentials of Scholarly Research 

A semester-long, 1-hour course designed to teach students lifelong information literacy skills and how to do research in a university library. The main objectives of LIBR 1100 are:

  • To present the arrangement and services of the Texas Tech University Libraries,
  • To provide an introduction to resources & search strategies,
  • To outline a transferable, systematic plan for critical evaluation and use of these resources in a variety of ways, and 
  • To promote the effective use of information to accomplish specific tasks.