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Welcome, Transfer Students!: Research: Getting Started

Specific resources for transfer students

Meet your Librarians

Ben Hall

Cynthia Keller

Xiang Li

Emily Dommermuth

Merinda Mclure

Rebecca Kuglitsch

Juliann Couture

Stacy Gilbert

Alexander Watkins

Lindsay Roberts

Adam Lisbon

Leanne Walther


Chat With a Librarian

The Libraries chat service allows you use your computer or mobile device to ask a question and receive a real-time answer from a librarian during business hours.

Visit a Research Desk

Visit any library on campus to ask questions at the research and service desks. You don’t need an appointment—just walk up to get started!

Schedule a Consultation

Looking for more in-depth help? Schedule a research consultation for a date and time that fits your schedule. A librarian can coach you through the research process at any stage. We will meet with you in person, online, over the phone or by email.

Invention and Exploration

Decorative Music Library

Research inquiry is like an exploration -- it helps us learn, understand, and contribute to our worlds. To begin your critical inquiry, you will identify an issue, a topic, and  a set of questions about which you are curious.

Develop a Search Strategy

Decorative Chess PieceInquiry begins with your questions and curiosity. Because the experience often includes unexpected twists and turns-- try to remain open and persistent. But where do you begin? How will you search? Develop a strategy and plan.

Working with Sources

Decorative FormatsInquiry is an integrated mixture of searching, reading, writing and starting again! It is iterative and recursive. Often, as researchers, we begin by finding the conversations on our topic (searching), listening in on the conversation (reading and note taking), and finally we add our own voice to the mix (writing or composing).

Summer 2021: Libraries' Services

We're here to support both research and relaxation - check out our Summer Guide to the Libraries: Student Edition.