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Advanced research tips and tools for graduate students and faculty. Looking for more basic research help? Check out Research DIY.
Strategies for a focused, comprehensive, and efficient literature search.
Quickly find sources that have cited a previously published work.
Locate dissertations and theses relevant to your research.
Get the most out of Google Scholar’s useful tools for finishing up your lit review.
Writing & Publishing
Tips for creating and maintaining momentum in your writing process.
Learn common writing conventions for literature reviews and strategies for organizing and synthesizing sources.
Identify journals in your field and determine their potential for publishing your research.
Learn how to find author and journal metrics like h-index and impact factor and get started using alternative metrics.
Tips for interpreting and responding to reviewer and committee comments.
Learn about the data life cycle and get started with your data management plan.
Find books written for graduate students conducting research and writing dissertations and theses.
Read blogs and join discussions for graduate researchers and writers.
Find upcoming professional development workshops and events offered through the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies.
Design your research project, identify appropriate research methods in your discipline, and plan your project all within this research resource.