UNIV 101: Research Skills

This guide offers resources to help students familiarize themselves with research, writing skills, and the libraries, as well as serve as a repository for information sources and materials used in the UNIV 101 Information Literacy Unit.


Research is a process, not a problem to be finished in a day or two. Are you running into problems of scale (is your topic too narrow or too broad?) Are you having problems coming up with a research question? Do you have a topic idea in mind, but you're not really sure how to proceed from there? Below you will find some links to help you think about your topic in ways that will help your research process take shape.

Citation Guides

Did you know most cases of plagiarism arise from improperly citing sources? Learn more about what citations are, why they're important, and how to use them below.