How To Tuesday: Research Guides

Research guides are a great way to find library databases that best suit your research topic. There are guides for nearly every single major or minor on campus. And even if the resources listed on the research guides are overwhelming, you can set up an appointment with a librarian to help you with your research.

Here are step-by-step instructions for how to use research guides and some of their features.

  1. First, go to the library website and click on Research Guides.
Main webpage for Brookens Library

2. Select the subject most related to your research topic or course. Some of the subjects have dropdown menus for specific courses, as shown for Chemistry, or more specific subjects, as shown for Legal Studies.

Listing of Research Guides at Brookens Library

3. When you click on your subject, you’ll be taken to a guide with a list of some suggested databases and resources to help get you started on your research. Or, you can make an appointment the librarian listed on the page who can discuss with you about how to search a specific database, brainstorm keywords with you and help you find what you might be looking for.

Chem/Bio 301 Research Guide

If you have any questions, contact the library.

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