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Research Methods for Academic Success

Are you planning an undergraduate research project or preparing to write a thesis or dissertation? Galvin Library is offering a summer short course on research methods that will help you get a jump on your project and stand out from your peers. The workshops will be conducted by the library's research librarians and will consist of both general sessions and breakout sessions with the research specialists in different fields of study. The breakout sessions are specially designed to help you navigate the informational resources and tools specific to your discipline and research.

At the end of this course, you will have learned how to:

  • Quickly identify important informational resources in your field(s) of study
  • Use effective and relevant sources that will make your arguments more convincing
  • Understand the ethical and legal uses of information, including how to avoid plagiarism and cite information sources in appropriate styles or formats
  • Discover free scholarly and research resources on the web
  • Navigate primary sources and conduct research in an archival repository


Completion of one year of college


July 10 - July 13, 2017 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.


$500, with a limited number of need-based scholarships available


Illinois Tech Mies (Main) Campus, Galvin Library


  • Get a jump on your research projects
  • Work with subject experts in your discipline
  • Customize and set up free citation management software
  • Work with 3D printers
  • Attend classes on a Mies van der Rohe designed campus

Apply here


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