This guide is intended to help students of all disciplines achieve research outcomes that meet the citation and data management standards of research professionals.
Getting Started with Your Research: coming up with a research question, strategies ad tips tips for successful searching.
Using Internet for Your Research: limitations of web searching and Google Scholar; search widget for Google Scholar; tips on determining if a source is scholarly.
Using the Library: Online and Print Materials: getting connected to online resources; your library privileges and library hours.
Finding Research Articles in All Disciplines: search widgets for Summon, the library discovery tool, and major interdisciplinary databases; locating full text, and requesting articles not available at UC.
Finding Sources in Arts and Humanities: links to discipline-specific guides.
Finding Articles in Specific Science and Engineering Disciplines: major databases in disciplines from Biology to Physics.
Finding Sources in Social Sciences: links to discipline-specific guides.
Finding Books and Reference Materials and Data: search widgets for library catalogs, requesting materials not available at UC, connecting to online reference resources and data repositories.
Evaluating Internet Resources: source evaluation criteria and practical tips for examining your sources.
Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism: citation basics and style guides, citation formatting and management tools.
Managing Your Data: data management best practices.
Presenting Your Research: Creating a Poster: poster design tips and instructions for creating a poster with PowerPoint 2013.
Workshops: redirect to the UC Libraries workshops registration page.