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RESEARCH TUTORIAL   Tags: call_numbers, research, tutorial  

Your guide to library research and tools for finding information resources.
Last Updated: Dec 12, 2013 URL: Print Guide


Getting Started With Your Library Research

Use the page tabs above  for help in navigating library research. Each tab represents one of the  main research catagories shown below.

  • Finding Your Sources details the process of accessing all types of information resources.
  • Pre-and post-research steps are presented in the other sections.
  • Use the tabs above for navigation.
Choosing a Topic: Choosing a topic is a very important aspect of your research.  If you need assistance examine these pages. Refining Your Topic: Learn how to define terms, generate key words, ask questions about your topic, and determine which library resources to use. Finding Your Sources: Learn about the information resources at the Library and how and when to use them.
Evaluating Your Resources: Find the criteria for selecting the best information from all of the sources that you have found. It is critically important to cite the sources of the information used in your research.  Our librarians show you how... Asking for Help: If you need assistance with your research please contact a Reference Librarian.

Asking for Help

Professional librarians offer assistance to all individuals using the library's resources.

In the building:

  • University Library Reference Desk, 1st floor. Hours
  • Consultation appointments for reference assistance can be made in advance.

Can't come to the library?

  • Call a reference librarian at (715) 232-1353,
  • Send a question and get a response via e-mail: Ask A Librarian (Link also on the library's homepage)

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