Getting Started

Welcome to Queen’s University Library (video). Introduction to the Library’s spaces, services and resources.

Introduction to research

Learning how to conduct research is one of the most important skills a student will learn at university.


  • Education - Find Journal Articles
    Our Education Guide leads you to the core search tools for finding both professional and scholarly literature in Education and it links to related guides that address more comprehensive research in the field.

Engineering & Science

  • Engineering & Science
    This guide provides an overview of key resources in Engineering and Science, covering key concepts in information search, evaluation, and use.

Health Sciences

  • Health Sciences Research
    This guide will connect you with useful information and resources for the research process in health science fields whether it's information research, original research or secondary research, from formulating a question to writing and publishing a paper. 

Humanities & Social Sciences

Our Introduction to Research: Humanities and Social Sciences guide outlines an effective strategy for finding information for your research paper, evaluating the information found, and documenting sources.

Includes modules on:


  • Legal Research Manual
    A guide on how to conduct legal research, focusing on Canadian case law and legislation, and providing an overview of other jurisdictions, such as the US, UK, and international law.


Explore these guides to help you get started:

Citing & citation management

Academic writing, whether theses, assignments, reports, or scholarly articles, often involves summarizing, paraphrasing, or quoting sources of information that need to be cited.

Visit the following for more information about citation styles and citation management software:

Research by subject

Start your research for a specific subject on our Research by Subject page. It will help you identify and access highly recommended resources for research.


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