Skip to Main Content

Research 101

This is a resource to help users begin the research process at the college level.

Additional Research Resources

Helpful Introductory Level Raynor Library Research Resources

Learn More about Raynor-Memorial Libraries' Services and Resources.

Scroll down for two videos that introduce you to the library homepage and the online catalog.


Below are links to English 1001 Library Guide pages to help navigate:

  • Finding Articles
    • Offers a list of multidisciplinary databases to begin research.
  • Sources in Conversation
    • track additional sources connected to your article through citations or through closely related research subjects.
  • Here is a link to a Discipline Conventions guide with:
    • Tools and tips to help decipher citations, introduce journal abbreviations, and common primary research article sections from science and social science subject areas.
    • A video: "What is a Scholarly Journal Article?" from University of Washington Library.
  • Librarians 1001 Podcasts
    • Informative podcasts that answer questions including: why so many databases? what do you mean by "discipline"? and how do I know if it's scholarly?

Navigating the Library Homepage

Here's a short video showing "what's where" on the library homepage.

MARQCAT - the library catalog