Research tips central
"Research Tips Central" answers the most frequently asked questions about finding and using information in a university library. For more research guidance, consult a subject guide or help video, take a library workshop, contact the Research Help Desk, or talk to your subject librarian.
Why does library research matter?
- Research expectations at the university level may be different from what you're used to.
- Google doesn't have it all. Much of the scholarly information you need to complete your assignments is not available through the web.
- Most UVic instructors do not allow you to cite Wikipedia. UVic has hundreds of authoritative dictionaries and encyclopedias to guide your research.
- Like writing, research is a fundamental academic practice required across all fields of study.
Research is a continuous work in progress - you're never completely done developing your research skills. Even your instructors continually explore innovative ways to enhance their research practices as new resources and services become available.
Explore "Research Tips Central" by clicking the topics from the menu at the left. You can look at them in order or only view what interests you.
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Teaching and Learning Office