UC 1010

Welcome to an Introduction to Research at the University of Utah!

Welcome to all UC 1010 students!

This research guide has been developed by your friendly Education Services librarians at the Marriott Library.

What this research guide intends to do for you is offer an introductory foundation for research within and outside of traditional libraries.  We have carefully developed an easy to follow curriculum that you can access at anytime to learn about or review resources that the University of Utah libraries own, subscribe to, or utilize.

Learning how to navigate the library's resources and figuring out how to use discovery tools to find materials, like the library catalog (called USearch), can be a daunting task, but we aim to make it as easy and understandable as possible.

This research guide introduces you to the research process and offers you lessons to become acquainted with research skills and strategies that you will continue to develop throughout your academic career. There is so much to learn about research and how to do it well that it must be acquired little by little over time, or else you can become overwhelmed. This guide is a place where you can always return to review the tutorials when you need them.

The navigation tabs to the left walk you through the important things about libraries and research from knowing who to talk to if you need help, to figuring out which resources are best for your research (it could be USearch, the research databases and/or Google!), and to the end when you need that perfect Works Cited or References page!

If there is anything that you need help with on this page or have any questions about the information provided here, please just send an email to Darby.Fanning@utah.edu. 

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