Getting Started With Your Research
A self-help guide to quality information
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Last Minute Strategies
What do you do when you need some information at the last minute?
Don't panic! Many materials at the Vanderbilt libraries are available to you all of the time, online.
listed in the Getting Started With Your Research guide are still valid
for you to take to find articles, books, and other materials, but there
are a couple of strategies that can help you get your hands on reliable
information right from your computer.
Get to Full Text resources fast
Find quality information in your subject area fast
Subject specialists at the Libraries look for great information sources to help you with your research. They have created lists of high-quality links in many different subject areas and for many different types of publications.
Take a look at the subject guide for your area:
Need a quick fact, statistic, quotation, definition, style manual... ?
Try our Reference Tools collection. It is full of reliable sources of definitions, facts, biographical information, geographical sources and a lot more.
If you need help
Remember that librarians are here to help! You can stop by any of the libraries during reference hours or regular business hours to talk to someone who can help you. If you can wait for an answer until the next business day, try our Ask Us! reference assistance.
Prepared for the Jean and Alexander Heard Library, Vanderbilt University
We would like to express our sincere appreciation to MIT Libraries for granting permission to modify and use their "Information Navigator" tutorial.