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Undergraduate Student Gateway

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As an undergraduate student, you will develop your academic skills while preparing for graduate studies or a vocation. Whatever your area of study, the library is here to help. This page summarizes the popular resources and services for undergraduate studies.

5 things every student should know

Connect to e-resources

Set up your devices to seamlessly connect to thousands of e-resources like ebooks, electronic journals, and databases from any location.

Search tools

The library has many search tools with different resources. Discover which tool to use to access credible and scholarly sources on-campus and online. Go to Databases by Subject.

Common mistakes in Primo

Primo, the library’s search tool, has important differences from search engines like Google. This video will save you time.

Resources for programs or courses

For specific assignments, our guides include instructions created by a librarian familiar with your course.

Distance and online students

If you take classes online, there are special services to help you access on-campus resources remotely.

4 skills every student should have

Search Skills

Learn to effectively search for and evaluate sources on a topic.

Scholarly vs Credible Sources

Learn to identify sources to meet assignment requirements.

Strategic Reading

Learn to efficiently read research and scholarly writing.

Positionality & Research

Learn how your personal identity and experiences influence your research.

Time Management Tools

The best way to prevent plagiarism is stay organized and give yourself plenty of time to complete assignments.

Paper Planner

Break down your assignment into parts with manageable deadlines and track your progress.

Research Notebook

This Google doc walks you step by step through the research process.

Zotero Citation Manager

Keep all your sources and notes in one place and easily create citations and bibliographies.

Using Sources

Avoid Plagiarism

A page of a journal article is annotated. The author's ideas are highlighted on the article text and the students ideas are included on post-it notes to separate the two.
Keep your notes separate from the source text. Image Source: UWM Libraries

Need help with the library?

Check Library Answers to see if your question has been answered.

Use this form to email your question to a Concordia librarian or request a research consultation.

Need help with writing?

The writing center can help with all things writing and editing.

Need help with technology?

The IT Help desk can help with questions about Microsoft Office or computer issues.

Blackboard Support can help with broken course links or online course materials.

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