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Getting Started @ The Libraries: How to Get Help

Welcome to URI! This is a guide to help you find your way around the URI University Libraries.

How to Get Help

If you need help with your research at any point, we have several resources to assist.

  • Visit our LibGuides - these are guides to research by topic, and also provide links to research resources.
  • Check out our InfoRhode Tutorials - these short videos provide quick introductions to finding information.
  • Contact us via chat, phone, email, or in person!

Help us help you!

We encourage you to ask for assistance when you need help finding information sources to support a paper, project, or presentation, or about any topic that interests you!


Here are some of the questions we may ask when helping you:

  • "What are you researching?"
  • “What type of information are you hoping to find?”
  • “What have you done so far?”
  • “How much information do you need?”
  • “What kinds of information do you need or want to use?”

If you are doing information research for a class assignment, having the instructor's assignment requirements nearby will help us to help you!

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