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Get started with research

Learn how to use the library resources to get started with your research.

Get started

Welcome! New to the RRU Library or need a refresher? Not sure where to start with your research paper or project? Use this guide to get to know our resources and to get started on your research. Use the tabs on the left side to explore the phases of the research process. Keep in mind that these phases are not always completely linear as research is an iterative process.

Do you have questions about Library services or resources, or need more information? Ask the LibraryNeed help getting started with writing? Check out the RRU Writing Centre.

In the short video (1:32 mins.) below, students respond to the question, "How do you use the Library?".

Key resources

  • Discovery:  RRU Library's main search tool to find our collection of print books, ebooks, peer-reviewed articles, theses, dissertations, videos, films and more. 
  • Google Scholar @ RRU: Broadly search for scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, and find full-text articles to which we subscribe.
  • Lean Library: A browser extension (add-on) that gives you quick and simple access to materials licensed by RRU Library.
  • Resource guides: Research assistance and useful resources on a variety of topics.
  • FAQs: Search for answers to popular and frequently-asked questions about research.