Research Support - Faculty
Research Assistant Training
We are happy to offer training in advanced research skills to both current and aspiring student Research Assistants (RAs).
Training can be customized based on the skills and resources needed for the research project. Refer to the FAQs below for a list of possible topics.
- Conducting a literature review
- Translating a research question into a search strategy
- Identifying appropriate places to search
- Advanced search strategies like citation chaining
- Accessing archival or primary source material
- Locating hard-to-find sources like grey literature, statistics, and data sets
- Interlibrary loan requests
- Possible research methods
- Managing data collection
- Organizing and sharing citations with tools like Mendeley or Zotero
- Sharing research findings through articles, conferences, posters, podcasts, and more
- Archiving your research in a repository
If multiple chapters of a book are wanted request a loan of the book not copies of the chapters.
Tell us you are an RA and any other relevant details
Adding a note in your request such as "RA, any language, can wait" or just "RA" lets the ILL staff know the item requested is wanted regardless of what language it is or how long it will take Leaving out this information delays your request processing.
Coordinate with other RAs on your team
If multiple people are working on the same project having some method of tracking submitted requests is a good idea in order to reduce duplication of requests Try using a group Mendeley folder or a shared Google Drive document to keep organized.