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About This Guide

This guide was designed to guide you as you embark on your research, ranging from creating your research question to digging into scholarly resources to citing the sources in your finished research outputs.

Table of Contents


  • Table of Contents
  • Librarians Who Can Help You

By Subject

  • Interdisciplinary
  • STEM
  • Social Science
  • Humanities

Research a Topic: Finding Books, Journals, and Newspapers

  • Where to Find Resources
    • Intro
      • Getting Started with Research
      • Finding Background Information
      • Book Suggestions (for becoming a scientist and asking hard questions)
    • Journals
      • About Articles
      • Using Articles+
    • Dissertations
    • Newspapers
      • Why Use Newspapers?
      • List of Newspapers
    • Websites
  • Essential Search Techniques
  • Boolean Operators

Evaluating Sources

  • The 5 Ws
    • Who
    • What
    • Where
    • When
    • Why
    • Infographic (summary)
  • Checking Credentials
  • Fact-Checking Resources

Cite Your Work

  • Why Cite?
    • Purpose of Citations
    • Citation Managers
    • How to Cite Social Media
  • Plagiarism Resources
  • Citation Style Guides

How-To Tutorials

  • Finding Books Using Quicksearch
  • Understanding Book Call Numbers
  • Find Databases Using Quicksearch
  • Find Articles Using Quicksearch
  • Search Digital Collections
  • Find e-Journals
  • Find Data Sets Using Quicksearch
  • Search Archives at Yale
  • Off-Campus Access
  • Lean Library Access

Librarians Who Can Help You

Photograph of Rachel Sperling

Rachel Sperling
Subject areas: Forestry, Environmental Studies, Agriculture, Sustainability, Anthropology, Archaeological Studies


Photograph of Kayleigh Bohémier

Kayleigh A. Bohémier
Subject areas: Geology & Geophysics, Physics, Astronomy, Linguistics


Photograph of Jennifer Snow

Jennifer Snow
Subject areas: Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Ethnicity, Race, & Migration; Cognitive Science; Sociology; Psychology