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Get Started with Research

An overview of the research process in college courses: Develop a topic, learn search strategies, evaluate sources, cite sources, etc.

Library instruction services

Here are some ideas to get you started, but we would love to customize a session around your assignments. For optimal student impact, consider having a librarian come to your classes for shorter periods several times during the semester.

Contact your librarian to discuss and schedule a session or two today.

Note: Times for these services vary by librarian. Ask your liaison for more details.

Library tour


Meet your librarian


Do research using the library catalog


Do research using library databases


Citation hopping


Evaluating websites


Scholarly vs. popular




Citation basics


RefWorks or Zotero basics


How to read a scholarly article


Work session