Tip Jar Post #19: Find Your Research Niche – Researching By Subject

With so many places to find information, sometimes the hardest part is starting your research. Before you let your frustration get the better of you and you decide to start training acrobatic cats, check out the library’s Research by Subject pages.

Each page is compiled by that area’s subject specialist and notes top library databases to find scholarly journal articles and periodicals. Some pages include additional information, such as helpful search tips, relevant organizations or authoritative websites. Each subject guide also lists the specialist’s contact information, so if you need in-depth, one-on-one help, you can contact a librarian from that page, too.

If you don’t have a subject in mind, but you have been asked to find a particular type of resource, you can view an entire list of different materials and accompanying places where you’ll find them on our resource by type page. For instance, if you need to find a primary resource from a newspaper, you might check out our collection of historical newspapers which offers digitized and searchable newspapers.

During your research, you will likely discover that we have twelve libraries on campus devoted to different disciplines and subjects. While you can visit and study at any of the libraries on campus, regardless of your major, you might find visiting a particular library (either in person or virtually) helpful for finding more information on your topic!

Check out the video below for a super quick tour of where to find all of these amazing resources.

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