Research Tips

The Research Tips site is an online guide designed to help you perform research in the University at Buffalo Libraries. This guide will help you understand basic research skills including:

  • How to locate books and periodicals using the Libraries' Catalog
  • How to locate full-text articles
  • What to look for when using the Web for research
  • How to cite books and articles.
  • How to calculate how long an assignment will take to complete, using the Assignment Calculator.
While this guide is designed to take you through the entire research process, each page stands alone as a separate guide. If you need to familiarize yourself with one or more particular aspects of research, such as citation styles or evaluating resources, you can use the site index to go directly to that particular page.