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Undergraduate Researcher Tutorial

The UW Libraries Undergraduate Researcher Tutorial is a self-paced online tutorial that introduces undergraduate students to research skills and UW Libraries resources and services. The tutorial content was created based on needs identified by student researchers, faculty research mentors, and the Undergraduate Research Program.

This tutorial is designed for all levels of student research expertise. Students can track and share their progress using the Tutorial Action Plan.

The Undergraduate Researcher Tutorial can help you:

Open bookmark iconRead Strategically
Efficiently read scholarly texts for comprehension and meaning and improve confidence in reading scholarly texts

icon-knowledgeBetter Evaluate Information
Consider what credibility means in different information contexts and select and apply a strategy for evaluating any information source

Magnifying glass iconEnhance Database & Searching Skills
Select an appropriate search tool based on your information need and construct a search based on keywords and use/apply search strategies

Clipboard iconBetter Manage Citations
Build knowledge of academic citation conventions and choose a citation management tool that matches your specific research needs

People network iconPublish & Share Your Research
Understand the publishing ecosystem and examine and apply the rights and responsibilities of undergraduate student researchers & authors

Rocket iconFind Your Balance
Utilize personal strengths to manage imposter syndrome and create a plan to organize and manage your time

Graduation cap icon Get Expert Help

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Talk with us about how the tutorial can support undergraduate students in your department or program: UW Libraries Undergraduate Student Success Team - Amanda Hornby, Emilie Vrbancic, Linda Whang