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First steps

The Library has Subject Guides for most of the programs at KPU.

In these guides, librarians have brought together the best library and web resources to research in your area of study.

Use the grey tabs to find information and links to different resources.

If you still need help after looking at these resources, Ask A Librarian or book an appointment with me.

Overview of Library Resources

If you are new to KPU, this video will give you a quick overview of the most popular library services & resources on our website.

Please note, due to Covid-19, the group study room booking mentioned in the video is not available at this time.

The Library's Welcome Guide for New Students will probably answer most of the questions you have about the Library.

Starting your research

Summon Search

The Summon (search box below) a quick way to search most of the Library's collection at once.

The video here will give you a quick how-to intro to Summon.

If you aren't finding what you need, check the other tabs on this guide to find specific databases & other online information resources.



KPU Library's Doing Research Tutorial Doing Research: A Student's Guide to Finding and Using the Best Sources

For a great introduction to doing library research, check out this KPU Library tutorial. The four modules use short videos and practice activities to help you:

  • Get Started on your Research
  • Recognize Types of Information
  • Develop your Search Strategy
  • Evaluate your Sources

To open the tutorial:

Note: Both will open in a new tab

The guide you are using now will help you find the best information resources specific to this subject area.

But if you want to delve deeper into researching strategies, the KPU Library Research Help guide linked below provides more details about the research process and how to build & improve your search skills.