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Library & Information Science

Library resources for students in the UK Library & Information Science master's program

Welcome to the UK Libraries Guide for Library & Information Science

This guide is for students in the Master's program at UK or for anyone with an interest in library and information science.

If you have any questions or suggestions for this guide, please feel free to contact your librarian.


Introduction to UK Libraries

Introduction to UK Libraries is tailored to new students in the Master's of Library Science program. This research refresher covers topics such as the proxy server, good databases for LIS, how to access books and articles, and much more.

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Research Overview


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Has it been awhile since you've had to develop a research question and a search strategy? Not sure how to navigate UK Libraries' resources?

Consider enrolling in Online Information Literacy, a self-paced course in UK's Canvas which was co-developed by your librarian. The course takes around 40 minutes to complete.

We have also developed Open Academic Research, a self-guided course open to anyone and particularly aimed at budding researches and graduate students. There are a wide variety of self-paced modules to explore in any order, covering topics such as:  

  • Discovering your field’s keywords, scholars, and journals  

  • Specialized databases and reference sources in your field  

  • Selecting journals to consider for submission 

  • Incorporating digital media and technology tools into your research 

  • Finding and using primary sources  

Consider enrolling for free in one or both courses to review these research skills!

Become a Library Power User

Make sure you can access all your accounts.
  • Your InfoKat account: find due dates, renew books, see any fines, track your requests, save records and searches. Learn more about your borrowing privileges.
  • Your LinkbBlue account: get off-campus access to databases, articles, e-books, and more.
  • Your ILLiad account (uses your linkblue credentials): place orders, renew loans, access articles. Learn more about Interlibrary Loan.
  • It's a great idea to create your own accounts in EBSCOhost, JSTOR, Web of Science Core Collection, and other resources to save searches, records, make lists, etc.
You can get in-depth research help.
You can request the library materials you need for your research.
You can use rooms in the library for your work.
If you have any questions, please ask your librarian. We're here to help you.


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