How can I use a research guide to help with my research assignments?
Research guides are curated collections of library resources developed by librarians to support student and faculty research. They serve as an easy starting point to discover and use relevant library resources and tools. These guides are available to assist students at every level, including graduate students.
To find a relevant research guide, start at our Research Guides homepage and then select either Subject Guides or Course Guides.
Subject Guides have a specific focus on a particular subject, topic, or type of resource (such as Open Access). Find the subject that your research topic best falls under and explore the list of available guides for you to view. Some subject guides also provide information and resources to assist graduate students with dissertations and theses.
Course Guides are guides that were created to support the curriculum and assignments for a particular class. You can check to see if a guide was made for the course you are taking by finding the subject that your course belongs to and looking for your course code and title in the drop down menu. Faculty and instructors, including Graduate Student Instructors (IORs), can contact the appropriate Subject Librarian for more information about setting up a Course Guide for their upcoming classes.
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