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Basics of Library Research Workshop
A guide to using popular resources and services at the University Library. Learn about your Personal Librarian, database searching and print and online resources.
Develop your research skills so you can find the highest-quality resources, cite sources correctly, and turn in better papers! We want you to get the most out of your library.
In this workshop and online guide, librarians will help you understand the basics of library research. You'll learn how to navigate the research process effectively and locate research materials—essential skills for all students. Some of the topics covered include
Basic searching for books
Locating databases/journals for your research subject area
e-Books and Off-campus resource access
General information about loan periods, study space, printing, etc.
Please refer to this PowerPoint for instructions that will help you use library resources. I invite you to email me with any questions you have or to schedule an individual consultation for personal assistance. Virtual meetings are available via Zoom or Teams.
These PowerPoint slides accompany the Basics of Library Research workshop. They give basic instructions for accessing library databases.
Get Individual Assistance
Use the menu to explore different resources, services, recommended databases, and other guides to assist you in your studies. Need more help? Contact your personal librarian to make an appointment for a research consultation. Virtual meetings are available.