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International Students Library Guide: Asking Your Question

Help for international student to navigate the physical and online environment at the University Libraries

Help Us Help You

Check your copy of the instructor's assignment requirements--it will help us to help you!

Here are some of the questions we may ask when helping you:

  • "What are you researching?"
  • “What type of information are you hoping to find?”
  • “What have you found so far?”
  • “How much information do you need?”
  • “What kinds of information do you need or want to use?”

We are here to help! Ask a Librarian for assistance when you need help finding information sources for a research paper, project or presentation.

Research Tools

Subject Guides, including Research Tutorials will help you get started with your research.
The short tutorials explain how to find a topic, develop your research question, identify a scholarly journal article and more!


Literature review project? Put literature review in the search box above to see books, articles, how-to project planners for literature review.
SAGE Research Methods is a library of online research tools: books, project planners and guides for every step of the research process.

Need help with bibliographies and citation styles

Looking for software to manage your citations? EndNote and RefWorks are licensed for use by current NU faculty, staff, and students. Zotero and Mendelay are open source products the library supports. Any of these programs can help you collect and manage your references, and auto-format citations and bibliographies in your papers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Snell Library FAQS

Have more questions?