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

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.

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

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          This page is specifically designed for participants in the Hubert H. Humphrey                                 Fellowship Program at the University of Kansas.




The Pre-academic English training is a benefit made available to approximately 70 to 100 incoming participants on the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, an exchange activity sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Institute of International Education (IIE) has designed special programs implemented by host institutions to provide necessary English language training. 

Guide for Visiting Scholars

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Contact a librarian for help

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Feel free to contact the following librarians for an appointment to help you with your research.  Mary Raple, who assisted with some of your research training sessions about the library, will be happy to answer any questions, or to direct you to a librarian specializing in your area.

Business - Carmen Orth-Alfie  

Government - Carmen Orth-Alfie  

Public Administration  - Amalia Monroe-Gulick

Political Science and Social Sciences - Amalia Monroe-Gulick

Statistics & Data -  Amalia Monroe-Gulick

Engineering, Sciences - Gwen Geiger Wolfe 

Public Health - Gwen Geiger Wolfe 

Education - Scott McEathron , Carmen Orth-Alfie

Law & Government - Neal Axton

Catastrophic Climate Change - Neal Axton

Urban Planning, Transportation - Andi Back

Architecture & Art - Andi Back

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies - Tami Albin 

Geography & Geology & Atmospheric Sciences - Scott McEathron

Zotero (citation manager) - Paul Thomas

International Collections librarians

Spanish & Portuguese, Latin America - Mary Raple

African Studies - Jon Giullian

East Asian/Japanese & Chinese - Michiko Ito

Slavic/Russian - Jon Giullian

Linguistics, Slavic and Near East Studies - Geoff Husic

Islamic Studies,  Middle Eastern - Geoff Husic

French/Europe - Frances Devlin   

Useful links

Quick links:

Requesting Articles or Books through Interlibrary Loan

The first time you want to use interlibrary loan to request articles or books not owned by KU Libraries, you will need to set up an account.  The instructions are provided in the document below:

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.

Creating a Research Question

Tips for Successful Database Use

Citation Manager

How to Search Effectively (Univ. of Arizona)

English and Multilingual Open Access Databases

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The first rule of scholarly research

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Chronicle of Higher Education

This online version features daily reports on developments in higher education, information technology, and distance education. The full text of the current issue of The Chronicle is available every Monday morning, following the Friday print publication. The site features an archive of more than 12 years of The Chronicle. You can access the Chronicle via your smart phone by setting up a free Chronicle account using your KU email address.

The Chronicle of Higher Education offers a comprehensive list of academic meetings and conferences. You can find The Chronicle in your university library or at

Recommended Readings

Books about Research Ethics

Recommended Readings about Ethics and Plagiarism

Readings for Dean Smith's lecture:

Compliance training - Human Subjects