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Research DIY for Students

Welcome to the Research How-To Guide! These videos will help you start your research and use your library's resources. If you are accessing these videos from off-campus, you will be required to log in with your UH user name and password. 

  • Where do I start?
  • How do I choose a topic? Includes topic aid that provides topic suggestions and links to topic overviews.
  • Where do I find information? Includes search aid that provides suggestions for alternative search terms.
  • How do I evaluate sources? Includes source evaluation aid that provides more information about your sources.
  • How do I avoid plagiarism? Includes a citation builder by media type for your sources.

Faculty: Scroll down below for information on how you can use these videos in the classroom.

Where do I start?

   Where do I start?

How do I evaluate sources?

How do I choose a topic?

How do I avoid plagiarism?

Where do I find information?

Research Challenge Guide

The Research Challenge Guide is a step-by-step guide to the fundamentals of college-level research.  The guide is a self-directed series of modules that takes a novice researcher through the steps involved in the research process.  Worksheets are provided for printing.  Use the Help tab for information on evaluating, citing, and annotating your sources.

General Contact Information

For more help, please contact us:

Phone Numbers
General Information: (808) 455-0210
Research Help: (808) 455-0379

Email (General Information) (Research Help) (Information Literacy Instruction)

Research DIY for Faculty

The videos above are just a few of the research how-to videos found in ProQuest Research Companion - a series of 10 learning modules covering the entire research writing process from identifying a topic, finding credible sources, and avoiding plagiarism.

Use ProQuest Research Companion to supplement and/or reinforce information literacy skills conveyed by the Library's Information Literacy Program tutorials and during librarian-led classroom instruction sessions.

DE Instructors

Direct students to the three ProQuest Research Companion learning modules: Find Information, Evaluate Information and Use Information, for self-paced learning of vital information literacy concepts. The learning modules allow students to cover all topics in a sequence, target those areas that they are unfamiliar with, or review areas in need of improvement. The embedded assessment provides evidence of their understanding of the basic concepts and proof of completion.

Tips for Using ProQuest Research Companion in the Classroom

  • Embed individual videos in your Laulima course site for just-in-time reinforcement of information literacy concepts.
  • To use the assessment feature students must create an account and sign-in when viewing the modules.
  • Use the following URL when sharing the link with students outside of your Laulima course site:
Regular Library Hours
General Information: (808) 455‑0210
Reference Support: (808) 455‑0379
Kapunawai: (808) 455‑0681