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Research Services


Subject Specialists

Citation Management & Tools

  • Citation Style Guide

    • Help with MLA, APA, and other citation styles, and information on how to avoid plagiarism.
  • Citation Software

    • Help using special software to manage your citations (Zotero, Endnote, Mendeley).

Specialized Services

  • Library Instruction Services for Faculty

  • Illinois Experts

    • Find collaborators on campus and elsewhere who do research on topics related to your work.
  • Scholarly Commons

    • A technology enriched space where you can pursue research and receive expert consultations and referrals.
    • Data Discovery

      • Help finding and using datasets and data tools.
    • Usability Lab

      • Facilities (room, hardware, and software) for running usability tests and conducting collaborative research.
  • Media Commons

    • Software, hardware, audio & video studios. Help creating, disseminating, using, and curating digital media.
  • Digital Humanities

    • Tools and resources for bringing computational methods to research in the humanities.
  • Research Data Service

    • Resources and expertise to help you plan, organize, share, and save your research data.
  • Scholarly Communication & Publishing

    • Guidance in starting or moving a journal, selecting, and working with publishers, understanding your copyrights and fair use.
    • Open Access Services

      • Guidance with publisher contracts and Open Access policy-related questions.
  • International Reference

    • Research assistance for Social, Life, and Physical Sciences, and Arts and Humanities, for the regions and languages covered by the International and Area Studies Library.


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