The UW Libraries Undergraduate Researcher Tutorial supports student research skills across fields and disciplines. This online tutorial is asynchronous, self-paced and introduces students to UW Libraries (Links to an external site.) resources and services available in various research disciplines. The tutorial content was created based on the needs identified by student researchers, faculty research mentors, and the Undergraduate Research Program. This tutorial is designed for all levels of student research expertise.
- Strategic reading
- Evaluating information
- Database & search skills
- Citation management
- Publishing & sharing research
- Finding your balance
Tutorial Action Plan
- Download the Tutorial Action Plan (PDF, Word) to help you keep track of personal goals and key research tools and resources at the University of Washington. You may have completed just one module or the entire tutorial. Complete the sections that will support your research and learning journey.
- Need evidence that you’ve completed this tutorial? Use the action plan as a way to communicate what you’ve learned with your research mentor, course instructor or teammates.
It’s okay to ask for help! The UW Libraries is here to support you through any stage of your assignments and research.
- AskUs Chat with librarians 24/7 - best for immediate, live help with any question.
- Odegaard Writing & Research Center (OWRC) in person or Zoom Appointments - best for research topic exploration and citation help. You can also book writing help appointments on the same page.
- Subject Librarians: Email or Make an Appointment - best for in-depth subject expertise and helping you make the most of research guides.
- Accessing Online Resources from Home - connect to the UW Libraries proxy to access e-resources from off-campus using your UW NetID.
The tutorial was created by UW Libraries staff: Kathleen Collins, Reed Garber-Pearson, Taylor Healey-Brooks, Amanda Hornby, Michelle Li, Chelsea Riddle, Emilie Vrbancic, Karen Wang, Linda Whang, Kat Wyly, and Lucinda Zhang. Special thanks to the UW Undergraduate Research Program and the UW Libraries' Graduate Student Research Institute.