Use re:Search to help get you started on your first research paper! The six lessons will introduce you to the library, help you choose a topic, find resources including books and articles, evaluate websites for quality and learn about plagiarism.
The Warrior Writing, Research & Technology Zone
Located on the 2nd floor of the UGL, the WRT Zone is your new one-stop shop for help with writing projects, library research, and technology support.
The WRT Zone offers support for writing in many different ways, including generating ideas, revision, resumes, personal statement, etc. They offer face-to-face tutoring, in-class, workshops, online, and virtual meetings. For more information, visit the current writing zone website.
The WRT Zone can assist with everything from the basic research paper to theses and dissertations. They have experienced library staff available to help with the many aspects of library research, including citation styles, finding sources, evaluating resources, getting full text, etc. For more information, go to the research help site.
The WRT Zone offers a variety of technology assistance, including video editing, graphics creation, MS Office support, E-portfolios, etc. Additionally, we have several computers with the Adobe Creative Suite for students who want to work on multimedia projects. Our location is also equipped with two Whisper Rooms where students can work on multimedia projects in a more private and sound isolated environment. For specific hardware, software and policies of the WRT Zone, visit the technology help site. Workshops will also be offered, starting in late March 2014, the first on the topic of making better presentations.
Stop on in, or make an appointment by calling (313) 577-6109 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A great place to find suggestions for article databases, books, online journals, etc. to start your research are the Research Guides. There is a guide for each subject of study. Note that each guide has a coordinating Liaison Librarian that you can contact with any further questions or to meet with him/her for a one-to-one research consultation.
The video below is a short presentation on how to locate your Research Guide and how to navigate it.
Search here for books, media, and the titles of journals we own.
Use the Library's quick guides to help with citing in MLA or APA style.
We have a variety of libraries on campus. It is important that you are able to help direct users to our to the appropriate place. Many times a userpatron will ask for help finding a item and it will be located in a different library from the one you are in.