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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Standards and Resources: Research Process

Find here both general and UIUC-specific information related to conducting research, including process, ethics, academic integrity, intellectual property, copyright, citation format and management, and plagiarism.

Research Process

General Resources

  • Information Resources for Researchers: Learn about library services and resources for research

  • How do I .... ?  from Undergraduate Library covers how to start research, use databases to find information, use the Online Library Catalog, find specific kinds of information, find and use reserves, evaluate sources of information, cite and manage sources, and understand how the Library works.

  • Funk ACES Research and Database Guides: Handouts on various databases, Funk and CPLA Easy Search, finding library materials, dissertations & theses, and more.

  • Sage Research Methods: Offers resources about research methods, conducting a research project, supervising a research project, and teaching research methods.

Library Services

  • Research Data Service--supports creation, use, storage, and management of data
  • Scholarly Commons--provides tools, support, and expertise related to all research stages, from data collection to survey development to publication and copyright
  • Research and Writing Consultations--staff at the Undergraduate Library offer free services to review and support writing and research efforts. Walk-ins and appointments welcome.

Evaluating Internet Sources