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Welcome to this EMU Library guide

Welcome!   Use this guide to gain confidence and skill in library research. 

Jump into research and skip the usual beginners' mistakes by looking at the suggestions for research process. Master basic search tools like Esearch or other tools by choosing the "how to" boxes throughout this guide.

No guide can cover all your questions, so reinforce your confidence by learning how and where you can get more help from the Library.

Some basic info

These short videos contain simplified explanations of some of the most confusing aspects of doing university level research, especially if you're new to it.

**Note: They were created by two librarians at another university (Coastal Carolina in South Carolina), so just ignore the references to "Kimbel Library"--what they're saying applies here as well.

Want help? You've got options

Use Ask a Librarian Chat for real-time research help from librarians.

Information about more options including drop-in help, appointments with librarian subject specialists, email, and other online guides can be found here:

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