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Military Science: Learn to Use the Library

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Learn to Use the Library!

Large university libraries can be a bit confusing when you first encounter them.  This page includes some basic tutorials that will help you learn your way around, and introduce you to the research process.

Remember, if you need help all you have to do is Ask a Librarian!

Navigating the UCSB Library Homepage

Are you ready to start your research but confused by the library homepage? Use this quick tutorial to explore...

  • the major tools available on the UCSB Library homepage
  • where to find Course Reserves placed on hold by your professor
  • where to get help with your research

Get started here:

Self-Guided Tour

This tour is designed to be a self-guided tour of the UCSB Library, using your phone.  While the library building is currently closed due to the COVID-19 situation, the tour may still be helpful in introducing you to the Library.

Take the Tour!

How can I get help at the library?

Learn how you can get help with your research at the UCSB Library. Watch the video below and visit us at

Research Help at UCSB Library from UCSB Library on Vimeo.

Title: Research Help at UCSB Library: Teaching & Learning Series
Body: Ready for a little boost with your research? Librarians are ready to help! Visit us in person, or online. Go to: Get assistance by chat, email, or appointment. Whether you need help, finding sources, constructing citations, brainstorming keywords, forming a topic, or something else entirely, we're eager to help! Need help with your research? Contact us 24/7 at:

The Research Process is Complex

The research process is complex -- it's not just you. Learn more about what to expect about the research process in the video below.

The Research Process is Complex from UCSB Library on Vimeo.

Evaluating Sources

Not sure if the article, book, or other source you found will work for your assignment? Use the video below to apply the ACT UP method to evaluate the source. 

ACT UP Source Evaluation from UCSB Library on Vimeo.

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