The research process can be daunting. Where do you start? Research is an iterative process - research questions may evolve as you dive into the scholarly literature; if your project involves collecting data, your literature review may take different shapes as you determine prominent themes. Here are a few tips and strategies to get started.
Use the menu items at the top of this page to discover potentially relevant resources to search.
Google Scholar searches for scholarly literature in a simple, familiar way. You can search across many disciplines and sources at once to find articles, books, theses, court opinions, and content from academic publishers, professional societies, some academic web sites, and more. See the Google Scholar inclusion guidelines for more about what’s in Google Scholar.
Follow these instructions to change your Google Scholar settings to link into the NYU databases for full text.
When you find a promising resource, try the following strategies to find additional material:
We have a number of librarians who are regional specialists. They have in-depth knowledge of the most relevant resources for their regions and they know how to best access foreign language material.
Michael Agnew, Romance Languages Assistant
Guy Burak, Librarian for Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies (interim Africana Librarian)
Angela Carreno, Adjunct Librarian for Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Beth Katzoff, East Asian Studies Librarian
Aruna Magier, Librarian for South Asian Studies & International Relations
Alla Roylance, Librarian for Russian & Slavic Studies
A number of other great research guides include:
The NYU Wellness Exchange Hotline is available 24/7 by calling: 212-443-9999. Students can access this private hotline, to contact professionals for help with day-to-day challenges or other crises, including:
If you just need to talk, or call about a friend, the Wellness Exchange is there to listen. Not ready to call? Send an email to: email@example.com