Library Tip Tuesday: Finding and Using Research Guides
On Tuesdays, the Library brings you helpful tips for using your library resources more effectively. Today we’re going to look at Research Guides and how they can help you research smarter.
What are research guides?
Research guides are created and maintained by Florida Tech librarians. They contain information regarding resources, services, and research techniques, and can be centered around a specific topic, course, or major. Research guides are created and maintained by Florida Tech librarians, and contain information regarding resources, services, and research techniques. Guides can focus on a particular topic, course, or major.
Evans Library currently has guides for just about every major and department at Florida Tech, and over 35 course-related guides. With that many guides, there’s bound to be one that can help you!
Finding a guide
You can access Evans Library’s research guides by clicking on the “Research Guides” tab on the library homepage. From there, you’ll be taken to the list of all guides. If browsing the entire list isn’t your thing, there are options to browse by course, subject, topic, and librarian.
Nearly all guides will contain information on reference resources, databases, books, and journals relevant to that topic, as well as citation management information and even search strategies. Research guides are a great jumping off point for beginning new research, whether that research is in your major or for an elective.
If you’re still having trouble with your research, you can always contact a librarian for help: call, chat, email, or visit us in person!