All workshops are held in 217 Ablah, unless otherwise indicated in the WSU Libraries Events calendar. Click on the date/time link to RSVP for each event.
The Savvy Researcher: Learn tips and tricks to locate relevant sources quickly and efficiently.
SmartSearch Tips and Tricks: Learn tips and tricks to find articles and other sources in SmartSearch.
Researching the Digital World: Strategies for Quality Online Research: The Internet was not designed with scholars and students in mind - a little knowledge and a few strategies can go a long way to becoming a savvy and efficient online researcher.
Writing a Literature Review: Learn all the steps to create an outstanding literature review – from conducting comprehensive research to synthesizing multiple perspectives to presenting your findings.
Finding Government Information: Learn how to locate government information such as census information, statistics, laws, and more.
Multidisciplinary Research Methods and Resources: Researching across disciplines and fields can be frustrating - there can seem to be an infinite number of resources relevant to your work. This workshop aims to reduce such unpleasant feelings by providing some helpful strategies for conducting efficient and thorough literature searches.
Avoiding Plagiarism: Learn to identify unintentional plagiarism, identify strategies to avoid plagiarism and become acquainted with relevant sections of 8.05 Student Code of Conduct at Wichita State. Co-taught with Student Conduct and Community Standards!
Using Endnote to Manage Citations: Learn to use Endnote to upload citation data from library databases, create new citations in various citation styles, organize citations, and insert citations into a MS Word document.
Writing Papers and Citations in MLA Style: An introduction to important aspects of using the Modern Language Association (MLA) style to write and format research papers and citation lists.
Writing Papers nad Citations in APA Style: An introduction to important aspects of using the American Psychological Association (APA) style to write and format research papers and citation lists.
This guide is designed to assist WSU students involved in undergraduate research. In this guide, you'll find information on engaging in research, writing a literature review, and citing sources and avoiding plagiarism. Some of these topics have been or will be scheduled in the Undergraduate Research Workshop series.
This guide provides supplementary tutorials and information for these workshops as well as resources available from WSU. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule a one-on-one appointment with a librarian, chat with a librarian in the "Ask-a-Librarian" tab or click on the "Find your Librarian" tab.
This page includes links and helpful resources for students engaging in undergraduate research at WSU. The university offers a number of different resources including tutors, study workshops, resource labs and more. Check the Honors College website for even more helpful information on undergraduate research, including funding and publication opportunities.
Looking for a faculty member to work with? Sometimes finding a faculty mentor to work with is as simple as asking your current professors. The Honors College has some suggested strategies for contacting faculty members about their availability.
Faculty Research Interests
Check out the list below to see current faculty projects in need of a student researcher. You may also want to look at different departmental webpages on the WSU website. Look for lists of faculty member bios in that department; these will often include current research projects each faculty member is working on.
Browse through SOAR, WSU's Institutional Repository, to see what kind of research projects and papers WSU faculty members have published. This can help you target in on a faculty member that has similar research interests as you, and give you some talking points when you approach that faculty member as a possible mentor.
Visit a librarian at the Reference Desk on the first floor of Ablah Library or contact a Subject Librarian to make an appointment.
What are some reasons to contact a librarian?
To find the best resources for your topic
To discuss strategies and develop skills for searching article databases and the library catalog
To identify and locate primary source materials
If a librarian is not available, you may also seek assistance from other library staff during library hours who will refer you to the appropriate librarian or department as necessary.
See the full schedule of library hours including Reference Desk, presession, intersession, and holiday hours for the main library (Ablah) and for the Chemistry and Music branch libraries. Ablah Library hours are also available on an automated phone line: 316-978-3581.
Circulation Desk (Ablah Library) 316-978-3582
Reference Desk (Ablah Library) 316-978-3584
Music Library 316-978-3029
Chemistry Library 316-978-3764
Interlibrary Loan 316-978-3167
Text us with research and other library-related questions to
Email a librarian with your question.
Subject Librarians provide library instruction, order requested books and other materials, and provide all levels of research assistance for faculty, staff, and students in all departments and colleges. To find the librarian assigned to your subject area or department, go to the Directory of Subject Librarians.