The Libraries offer much more than study spaces and books. Check out more resources for research and support here!

Getting Started

Resources Available During COVID-19 Closure

The UMN Libraries may be closed due to COVID-19, but we are here to help with your research online!

Prepare and plan for your classes

Image of stickers to help with organizing your semester. Getting ready for your semester ahead can mean many things - like figuring out your textbooks and readings, to making a fancy bullet journal sort of schedule in a calendar to using an app to figure out everything you need to get done.

Your classes at the University will require more time than your school in the past -- now is a good time to level up those skills around "time management."

Here is a great tutorial from Effective U to help you do that.  

Getting started - finding background info on topic


Finding Background Information

These online sources can help you to choose and refine your topic. They will also provide you with the background information and keywords and search terms. 

Search for Sources:

Also check out:

Academic Success Centers & SMART Learning Commons (peer tutoring and more)

These services are designed to:

  • Boost your confidence as a student
  • Help you stay on top of your coursework
  • Offer a deeper understanding of the content
  • Connect you to peers who know tips and tricks for various courses 
  • Teach you effective study strategies and time management
Last Updated: Jul 22, 2020 3:44 PM