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Introduction to Graduate Research

This guide was designed to introduce you to the basic research skills needed to conduct library related research at the graduate level.

Searching for Articles

Once you have narrowed down your topic, and have identified keywords, you are ready to begin searching for relevant literature.  You can begin your search either in Discovery Search or in the Library Databases.  

Need Help Using a Database?  If you need help using a database, or constructing a search, there may be a library tutorial to show you how.  Or you can contact a librarian for assistance. 

Library doesn't have access?  If you find an article or book that you are interested in and the library does not have access to the content.  You can request the resource through Interlibrary Loan. 

Discovery Search

Discovery search can be a great place to start your research. It allows you to simultaneously search through many of the library databases and the library catalog. 

Library Databases

While discovery search allows you to search in multiple places at once, sometimes it is useful to take a more targeted approach.  Individual, subject specific, databases can help in narrowing your research results.  You can see all th databases the library subscribes to under the A-Z Databases link. 

A-Z Databases: All Databases 

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