As you get started with exploring research on your topic, we have:
Definitions for some of the common terms used in describing types of articles.
Recommendations for library databases and other resources to help with finding information on your topic.
Suggestions on using features of the library databases to save time and improve your experience.
A note about using a citation manager to help organize your work and speed progress with your final paper.
A reminder that library staff are available to help in answering questions about finding and using information resources.
Library Staff Try to Help - Please Ask
When you have a question about using the libraries or finding information, we hope that you will ask.
Each department has a librarian subject liaison and library staff across campus are available to help with using library materials. The librarians prepare subject guidesto help with finding information in that area.
These librarians are glad to try to help. They can --- for example --- give specific recommendations on databases, talk about search terms, help with finding sources, and explain about library services. Look for the librarian's contact information.
Library Chathelp is available many hours during the week and can be a good way to get a question answered on-the-spot.
Click on BY SUBJECT to match by department or by subject terms.
This directory of UT-Austin librarians identifies the librarians by their subject specialties and gives their contact information. We are glad to advise on navigating library resources and also on looking for sources beyond the library. You are welcome to ask quick questions or ask for a consultation.
We are glad to arrange Zoom meetings and, if possible, meet in person.