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Library Research Strategies

LASI 170

LASI 170 Introduction
to Library Research

This 8-week, 1-credit class is great for students who are:

  • New to WSU
  • Starting programs that require research
  • Uncomfortable using library databases to find scholarly sources
  • Planning to enroll in a graduate program that requires research

Coursework can be made more robust or remedial to meet student needs. Contact Angela Paul.

Searching Scientific Literature guide

Completely separate from this guide, librarian Nathan Filbert designed the Searching Scientific Literature guide.  His guide is useful for classes that he instructs, as he actively refers to it through his instruction.

Ask a Librarian

Visit a librarian at the Reference Desk on the first floor of Ablah Library or contact a Subject Librarian to make an appointment. See the full schedule of library hours for the main library (Ablah) and for the Chemistry and Music branch libraries. Ablah Library hours are also available on an automated phone line: 316-978-3581.

Circulation Desk (Ablah Library)  316-978-3582
Reference Desk (Ablah Library)  316-978-3584
Music Library  316-978-3029
Chemistry Library  316-978-3764
Interlibrary Loan  316-978-3167

Email a librarian with your question.

Library Research Strategies

Student with her research calculations

University of Minnesota Duluth. (2017, May 4). Student With Her Research Calculations. Retrieved from Used under the Creative Commons License.

Hello and welcome!  On this page you will find different strategies for conducting research, such as choosing a topic, how best to search article databases how to assess the level of scholarship of a piece of information you've found, how to write a literature review and avoid plagiarism, and where to go for writing help once you have conducted some research and are reporting on your efforts.

If you have any questions, please contact us through the Ask A Librarian box to the left, towards the bottom of the screen.

Book a Study Room!

Ablah Library has 20 study rooms that hold anywhere from 2-14 people. Some rooms are first-come, first-serve and others can be reserved online.

We also have 2 study rooms (called seminar rooms) where you can practice presentations. These rooms are equipped with laptops, a projector and screen.

Click the link below to reserve a room.

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