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Neurosciences Research and Scholarship

This guide provides an access point for library resources and services for research and scholarship in the area of neurosciences. It is intended for use by students and faculty.

Getting Started

  • What is it that you are looking for?
  • Do you need a few articles that provide an current or historical overview?
  • Do you need to do exhaustive research on a focused topic?
  • Are you wanted to see what others have done in a particluar topic area?


For in-depth literature searching:

  • It often helps to frame your research topic as a question; consider the who, what, when, where and how or how much.
  • Identify each major concept of your question. You can use these concepts to forumulate  your search strategy.
  • For each concept, consider the most specific terms or key words that you could use to describe that concept. Each of these strings then becomes a single search statement.

Library Links for Research

Author Rights  
The Library's Author Rights campaign seeks to help scholars take control of their work and their careers by becoming more informed about trends in scholarly publishing.

Guide to Citation Styles
This guide provides information specific to common citation styles.

Guide to Citation Management
This guide provides an overview of software to help you manage citations and create bibliographies.

Guide to Research Standards and Resources
This guide provides Illinois-specific as well as more general information related to conducting research, including process, ethics, academic integrity, intellectual property, copyright, citation format and management, and plagiarism.

Systematic Review Tools