This guide is organized by content type (articles, books, etc.) to allow you to explore the various resources available to support you in your research.
The UVic Libraries Research Toolkit is a online tutorial that will encourage you to think and act like a scholar. Topics include how to think about your topic, plan your research, choose appropriate tools, draft a thesis, consider academic integrity, and more. This should take about an hour, and will help you to be a smarter, more efficient (and less stressed) researcher.
"...first-year students’ academic achievement and retention: first-year students who used libraries in their first semester had higher grade point averages and retention when controlling for additional factors"
Soria, K. M. & Fransen, J. & Nackerud, S.(2013). Library use and undergraduate student outcomes: New evidence for students’ retention and academic success. portal: Libraries and the Academy 13(2), 147-164. The Johns Hopkins University Press. Retrieved August 22, 2014, from Project MUSE database.