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No matter what you're studying, KU Libraries have world-class collections and scholarly resources for your research papers, projects and coursework—and friendly staff with the expertise to help you find exactly what you need.

Video Tutorials

Find videos that show you how to select databases, search the catalog, use interlibrary loan and more.

Subject and Course Guides

Consult our research guides for expert-recommended resources like databases, journals and books to help you find information relevant to your research topic or tailored to your course.

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Have a question or need assistance with your library research? Ask us via chat, in person at a Research Help desk, by email, by phone, or text us.

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"Research can be challenging, and students shouldn’t automatically know what to do the moment they walk through our doors. I want students to know that the library is more than just a place to find books — it is also full of research experts who want to help."

Jill Becker
Head of the Center for Undergraduate Initiatives & Engagement

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February 21, 2019 | 1:00 pm | Watson Training Lab (WATS 419)
March 6, 2019 | 10:30 am | Watson Training Lab (WATS 419)
March 21, 2019 | 3:00 pm | Watson Training Lab (WATS 419)
March 26, 2019 | 1:00 pm | Watson Training Lab (WATS 419)

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We can help with your research questions -- contact us by chat, phone, email, text or at a Research Help desk.

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