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Research Ready: Home & Help

Research Ready with Google and More

Take your research skills to the next level with powerful search techniques. You’ll get:

  • Google search tips
  • Google Scholar
  • Academic Search Elite

Use what you learn on your very first research assignment. 

Get some help!

It's your library and we are here to help!

One of the best things you can do for yourself is to recognize when you may need help. Then, seek out that help! No need to be embarrassed! Everyone needs help from time to time, and if you start asking questions now, imagine how much easier life is going to be by the time you are getting ready to graduate! You have resources all around you, and that includes the human resources in the Libraries. Beyond this guide, you have many ways to get help from the University of Iowa Libraries. Don't hesitate to get in touch

You can: 

 Chat with us

 Email us @

 Call us @ 319-335-5299

 SMS us @ 319-313-2395

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In addition, try looking at our 60 Second Tutorials for to-the-point video tutorials that give you just the info you need.

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