Improving your research skills takes time and practice. Whether you are searching a library database or exploring Google, it is important to make a plan for your research and understand what kinds of sources you will find. This guide will show you how to search in library databases, search Google using advanced search tools, and evaluate your sources.
The Ask a Librarian chat box is open whenever the library is open. A librarian on chat can walk you through developing your research question, finding and evaluating sources, and creating useful database and Google searches.
Research consultations are free, 45 minute meetings with a librarian. Librarians can help at any stage of the research process, from coming up with a research question to writing your last citation (or anywhere in between!).
The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) holds a variety of workshops throughout the year on research-related topics, including developing research skills, presenting your research, and the value of undergraduate research.
More than 60 Savvy Researcher workshops happen at the library throughout the year. Sign up for a workshop to learn more about Google for academic research, citation management, healthy research habits, and more!