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Undergraduate Research Initiative

This guide is intended to aid Undergraduate students participating in research with the Undergraduate Research Initiative on campus.

Subject Librarians

Book Study Space

Library Essentials

Some key databases

There are hundreds of databases from which to choose. Below is a list of a few good ones, but try checking out the library Subject Guides for the different research areas in which are you interested. Looking at more than one guide is often helpful.


To get you started...

The following Foundational Research Tutorials have been developed by our librarians to help you learn about research and searching.

Module 1.1 - Finding Research Topic Ideas Module 1.2 - Creating a Thesis Statement Module 1.3 - Key Concepts, Keywords, Synonyms Module 2.1 - Where do you find information? Module 2.2 - Information and Publications Module 2.3 - Popular and Scholarly Sources Module 2.4 - Primary and Secondary Sources Module 2.5 - Putting a Search Together Module 2.6 - Where to Start Searching Module 2.7 - Finding Primary Sources Module 3.1 - Where do you find information? Module 3.2 - How do you put your search together? Module 3.3 - How do you know where to start? Module 4.1 - Synthesizing and Evaluation Information Module 4.2 - Alternate Access Options Module 5.1 - Plagiarism  Transcripts

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