Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

UK 101: Academic Orientation: Start Here

College-level research and scholarly articles: strategies for success. Fall 2021.

UK Libraries

Always begin your research at libraries.uky.edu for access to thousands of free, credible sources plus expert help!

Library Locations

Look for Background Information Here

Begin with Gale Virtual Reference Library to quickly locate information on your topic or to help you focus your topic idea.

Research Tips

Starting 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.  


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

Public Services Manager, Science & Engineering Library

Profile Photo
Rachel Combs
She/Her/Hers
Contact:
Science & Engineering Library
Office: 211A
M.I. King Bldg. - South
179 Funkhouser Drive
(859)257-6217
Website