What It Is
The Library is one of your most important resources. Subject specialists, rich collections, and a vast and varied array of services are at your doorstep.
What to Find Where
The University Library is home to general circulating collections as well as specialized areas dedicated to African Studies, transportation, music, art, and special collections.
In the center of the Evanston campus is a collection of materials for the study of religion, at the United Library of the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.
Yet further north you’ll find the Seeley G. Mudd Library, the prime spot for the study of the sciences and engineering.
On the Chicago campus, the Galter Health Sciences Library and the Pritzker Legal Research Center house numerous materials.
How do you navigate the libraries? Check out the subject and topical guides, or contact any of the more than 25 subject specialists.
Need a consultation about your research project? No problem. You can set up a customized session with one of the librarians.
Just contact the specialist of your choice, or fill out a research consultation form. Librarians are available virtually or by phone, or you are welcome to just drop by the library.
books to help you get started
- Beaudry, J. S., & Miller, L. (2016). Research literacy : a primer for understanding and using research. New York: Guilford.
- Booth, W. C. (2016). The craft of research. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
- Bouma, G. D., & Carland, S. (2016). The research process. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
- Jensen, E. A., & Laurie, A. C. (2016). Doing real research : a practical guide to social research. London: Sage Publications.
- Booth, A., Sutton, A., & Papaioannou, D. (2016). Systematic approaches to a successful literature review. Los Angeles: Sage Publications.
- Jesson, J., Matheson, L., & Lacey, F. M. (2011). Doing your literature review : traditional and systematic techniques. London: Sage Publications.
- Machi, L. A., & McEvoy, B. T. (2016). The literature review : six steps to success. Thousand Oaks: Corwin Sage.
- Pan, M. L. (2017). Preparing literature reviews : qualitative and quantitative approaches. London: Routledge.
- Ridley, D. (2013). The literature review : a step-by-step guide for students. London: Sage.
RESEARCH METHODS (QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE)
- Wrench, J. S., Thomas-Maddox, C., Richmond, V. P., & McCroskey, J. C. (2016). Quantitative research methods for communication : a hands-on approach. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Leong, E.-C., Heah, C. L. H., & Ong, K. K. W. (2016). Guide to research projects for engineering students : planning, writing and presenting. London: Spon Press.
- Holliday, A. (2016). Doing & writing qualitative research. London: Sage Publications.
- Loseke, D. R. (2017). Methodological thinking : basic principles of social research design. Los Angeles: Sage Publications.
- Striano, T. (2016). Doing developmental research : a practical guide. New York: Guilford.
- Waller, V., Farquharson, K., & Dempsey, D. (2016). Qualitative social research : contemporary methods for the digital age. London: Sage Publications.
- Yin, R. K. (2016). Qualitative research from start to finish. New York: Guilford.