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Learn the basics of the UIUC Library system here! These guides will teach you how to get started searching, and checking out items from our system.
The UIUC Online Catalog allows you to search the collection material available on campus and the items available from other Universities through I-share. These guides are here to teach you how to navigate the UIUC and I-share catalogs, and to find books you may want to pick up or request.
When looking for a specific journal article you will need to know how to find the journal, either online or in print format. Electronic databases are valuable tools to help you search through large amounts of journal articles and gather scientific information. These guides will help you get started finding articles and searching through an electronic database.
Online tools have been created that simplify the citation process. Most electronic databases contain a way for you to keep track of your references, these guides will show you how to utilize those bibliographic tools.
The UIUC Library will not always have what you need, but another library might. These guides will teach you how to find and request items through Interlibrary loan.
Beginning research is a multi-step process. These guides will help you through the various stages of research, from getting started, to creating a bibliography and to understanding copyright.