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Course and Subject Guides for Information Sciences

iSchool Course Guides | Subject Guides for InfoSci Topics | Research Presentations, Writing, and Citation | Other Guides of Interest

The library has a multitude of guides on research topics across the disciplines and also to help you with your research regardless of discipline. This page lists guides for particular Information Sciences courses or topics, and selected other guides likely to be useful for InfoSci students. You can also browse the list of all guides produced by UIUC librarians on the LibGuides platform, or find guides not on that platform by looking at particular subject library websites.

iSchool Course Guides

This list includes guides current and recent courses at the iSchool. You can also directly see the list of guides for InfoSci on the LibGuides platform, although you will need to scroll down to find course-related guide in order of course number.

Subject Guides for IS Topics

Research Presentations, Writing, and Citation

  • Research Posters
    Tips and tools for creating a research poster.
  • Writing an Annotated Bibliography
    A discussion of the purpose, format, and expectations for annotated bibliographies.
  • Literature Review Demystified
    A guide for those preparing different varieties of literature reviews, including a modified approach to searching for this purpose. This guide complements an occasional on-campus Savvy Researcher workshop: check the Savvy Researcher calendar for upcoming events. This guide doesn’t have as much info on the actually writing and structuring of the literature review–for that information, try one of the following options:
    • Literature Reviews
      This guide has an especially useful section on different organizational strategies and why you might use them.
    • How to Write a Literature Review
      This guide has good examples of what not to do and mistakes to avoid, as well as a positive example with comments on what it does well.
  • Citation Management Software Overview
    This guide helps users choose a citation management tool and provides links to other guides on specific options like Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote. Find how to export citations, create an automated works-cited page, import directly from the library catalog, and more.

Other Guides of Interest