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Research 101: Getting Started

A brief introduction to college-level research

Beginning Your Research

UK Libraries has a huge number of resources and it can be hard to know how to get started.  Be sure to look at our Research Guides to see if there is a Subject or Course Guide that will help you.  These guides can point you to the best resources for your research area or course assignment.  For example, check out these guides for WRD 110 and CIS 110.


Were you asked by your instructor to find Scholarly Articles?  You can find those in a number of databases and journals, but you might want to start with Academic Search Complete, which is a good general academic database:

Academic Search Complete
Limit Your Results

Finally, explore the rest of this guide for more help with the research process!

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