International Students' Guide to Research Skills and Using the KU Libraries: Home

This guide, designed especially for the needs of international students, provides explanations of how to do research using the KU Libraries' resources. It includes links, tutorials, and step-by-step instructions on developing research skills.
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Welcome to KU Libraries

Welcome to KU Libraries! 

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Watson Library

A large research library can be overwhelming for new students and more so if you are adjusting to life in a new country.  Please know that the librarians at KU Libraries are here to help with your information (research) needs.  If you're new to an American library system, don't hesitate to ask us for help. We are available in person - come see us at the Help Desk in any one of our seven libraries on the KU campus.  We are also available via email, instant chat, or text messaging.  We're never far away, so please contact us for research assistance.

This guide contains library resources selected especially to help familiarize international students with the skills required for conducting research at KU Libraries.  Click on the tabs at the top for access to the best resources recommended by our librarians.

KU Libraries Home page

KU Libraries Subject Guides - Research guides containing hundreds of links and librarian-recommended resources on specific topics.

Video tutorials - Teach yourself about conducting research using KU Libraries’ databases and resources with these video tutorials.

Ask a Librarian

Ask a Librarian

We can help with your research questions -- contact us by chat, phone, email, text or at a Research Help desk.

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