Research Fundamentals

Start here to learn how to find and manage resources, write strong academic papers, utilize our services, and learn tools of the research trade.


Also explore tools and technologies that make learning fun!


Subject Guides

Librarians have created guides for conducting research in most subjects taught at UCR

Tool Guides

These guides show you step-by-step how to use research tools, such as citation or data managers


Tutorials help teach you methods for conducting research, such as literature reviews and patent searching


Ask a librarian today to help you with your project or research.

Publish Your Research

Author Rights & Copyright

Tips for working with publishers.

Copyright & Fair Use

Know the rules to abide the law!

Creative Commons

Make your work more usable.

Managing Your Data

Learn integral data skills.

Open Access

UC faculty publications are free!