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Health Professions Summer Programs Guide: Introduction to Library Research

Guide for Chicago Health Sciences Summer Programs

Library Session Overview

Welcome to the UIC Library!

During your library sessions, you will be learning the basics of how to conduct college-level research. Library faculty have developed this session to help you complete your research projects as successfully as possible. After the sessions, you should be able to:

  • Discover library databases and resources on health disparities.
  • Learn search strategies that can be used within library databases.
  • Understand data management basics.

If you need more help once you start researching, just ask a librarian



Library Toolbox

Find books and more with UIC Library Search:


Books from other Illinois libraries may be found and requested by selecting All I-Share Libraries.

Find full text

Search for E-journals, Magazines, Newspapers or E-books

Find it @ UIC

links to full text information from within library database results.

My Account

Connect to My Account in UIC Library Search.

My Interlibrary Loans

UIC faculty, staff and current students can use My Interlibrary Loans to request materials that are not available through the UIC Library.


Create your own citation database and quickly build bibliographies with    RefWorks


Research is a Process

Research is Messy


Research can be messy, but that's okay. You may end up changing your topic as you go, and you may not follow these steps in order. As long as you cover them all, that's research. 


Research is a Conversation