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University College Research Guide

Explore resources and tips for University College courses in this guide.


Welcome to the research guide for University College courses!  University Libraries offers a variety of print and electronic resources to help you get started with research. Use the tabs on the side to explore various library tools. 

If you need help with your research or have a question about the library, please feel free to email me at or call (303) 871-3480. You can also contact the library via the Ask Us! chat box on each page.

Schedule a one-hour research consultation with me, where we can talk in-depth about your topic, specific resources, evaluating sources, and any other questions you have about the research process. Request a consultation with a subject librarian.

If you are an instructor and you would like to schedule an in-class workshop or virtual office hours, please email me.

Happy researching!

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How to Use This Research Guide

Getting Started with this Guide

Each tab contains information about different topics that you may need for your research at University College or beyond.

Keywords: Using the right words can be important for finding relevant resources. This page will guide you through keywords, subject headings, and basics of searching.

Using Compass: Compass is our main discovery tool for finding books, articles, journals, and other resources that we have access to, and the five-minute tutorial video will show you the basics, tips, and tricks.

Finding resources: University Libraries has millions of resources for you to use, and this page will highlight some ways to find books and databases to jump start your search.

Get full text of a specific article: Discover how to navigate Compass and our databases to get beyond the abstract to the full text of an article.

Request sources not at DU Libraries: Learn about how to get books and articles outside of DU.

What is "Peer Review"?: Learn about the "scholarly" process.

Citing sources: Learn about why we cite articles and find where to learn more about Turabian style.

Ask Us!

Reference Librarian

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Elia Trucks
Anderson Academic Commons
2150 E. Evans Ave.
Denver, CO 80208