IU Libraries connect students with the materials and resources they need to succeed. Jumpstart Your Research is a free virtual Precollege Program that will prepare incoming freshman and high school students to engage in research projects as undergraduates. Librarians will share their insights on topics such as accessing and evaluating library resources and organizing your research.

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By participating in this program, students will learn to navigate one of the nation's largest academic research libraries.

Jumpstart Your Research with IU Libraries

Thursday, July 23


Online via Zoom

Program Schedule

Where do research articles come from? How do they end up in the library? In this session, you'll learn about the scholarly publishing process.

Your professor asks you to use "credible sources" in your research paper. How do you know if a source is credible? This session will provide an overview of how to use reliable sources in your research. 

The IU Libraries provide access to thousands of scholarly journals that can be found in library databases. Learn how to fine tune your search results in order to find the information you need.

This session will provide a brief introduction to Zotero, a citation management tool that allows you to store and organize your research.