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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 Office of Undergraduate Research.

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 academic writing

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 for your information need, construct a search based on keywords, and use and apply search strategies

Clipboard iconEnhance Citation Practices
Build knowledge of academic citation conventions and ethics, and choose a citation management tool that matches your specific needs

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

Rocket iconFind Your Balance
Draw on personal strengths to manage imposter phenomenon 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