Research Guides for Every Topic

Halloween, the spookiest time of year, is eclipsed only by the scare you get when you realize it’s 10pm on a Sunday night and you have an 8 page paper due at midnight. But don’t worry, the library has a secret that might just help you in your hour of need. We have over 250 guides that cover a wide variety of topics that can help you get started!

There are general guides that cover research like Business and Nursing, but there are also guides that cover specific topics in depth, like Scholarly vs Popular Sources, Filipino History Month, Citing Sources, and more. Some classes, like JUST 110, BIOL 108, and ART 492 get guides written just for their class. Archives and Special Collections also publish guides to their materials so if you ever wanted to do research on Alaska during the Cold War Era, Fur Rondy, or the construction of the Alaska Highway, they have you covered.

Each guide is separated into several sections, including where to start when you begin research, where to go once you have the basics, additional resources, and related guides that can help you build out your research. Additionally, if you ever get stuck, every guide has links to connect you to a Reference librarian, whether by phone, text, chat, or email.  You could even schedule an individual appointment with a librarian.

If you are ever stuck and you just don’t know where to begin, take a look at all one of our guides or give us a call. We are always ready to help you tackle the scariest of assignments and get you started down the right path!