Student Research Support

How can librarians help you with your research?

Librarians can help you get started on your research. For example, we can help you narrow your topic; find books, articles, and other research materials; develop search strategies; navigate databases; and discuss and understand the construction of authority and power in sources. Make a research appointment with a librarian today!

Browse videos, tutorials, and resources to support you in your research:

Getting Started with Research

research sourcesLearn about the research process and get research support in these video tutorials.


Navigating UCSB Library

navigate iconLearn about navigating UCSB Library’s physical and digital space.



Advanced Research Skills

advanced research iconUCSB librarians regularly create subject guides and course guides to support UCSB faculty and students' research and teaching. Browse our research guides and handouts to assist you in completing your upcoming research projects.