Skip to Main Content

Research Help Center Site Map

Your 24/7 guide for research tips that are designed to help you create your paper from start to finish.

What's This Guide All About?

NOTE: Access and use of the videos and tutorials in this guide
will be more efficient using FIREFOX instead of Chrome or Edge.

What's in this for me?

My personal vision is to help make HCU students the best researchers around.

Given HCU’s central confession that “Jesus Christ is Lord,” I will help all students by endowing them with critical research skills with a high degree of satisfaction so their current research can springboard and become “useful vessels” to empower their future organizations, their lives, and to honor Christ (II Timothy 2:21-22; Isaiah 64:8; Colossians 1:9-15).

This is what drives us in our quest to make you outstanding students! The skills in this guide are surprisingly easy when you learn how, but the problem is just to make them a habit. A lot of research skills are downright simple to learn yet many stubbornly cling to their old ways of doing things. How you would you like to learn how to narrow millions or thousands of results into a few hundred relevant article possibilities and not waste your entire evening going through them all? Then you have come to the right place! This guide attempts to consolidate all of the best research tips and tools into one location to help guide you through the research process. These will include both videos and tutorials. None of these modules are lengthy readings and the videos may run up to 7 minutes. Many of these topics will be things you have not considered including in your research. We hope this will create new ways of thinking and improve your results so that you become more efficient with your time.

This guide includes over sixty (60) videos and tutorials designed by librarians! Click any section on the left to begin. Each area will list the topics covered. These resources are right here, right now -- so why wait to get started!

If you need personal attention, we would love to help! We have a librarian in the building from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CT Mondays and Fridays. We are also available Tuesdays-Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. until  9:00 CT. You can always reach us several different ways:

  • 281-649-3304
  • Online Chat at the library's home page
  • via SMS text at 518-633-4687.

We'll be glad to help in any way that we can!

Dean M. Riley
Senior Librarian

Of the portions of this guide that you used, how helpful was it in your preparing your paper?
Outstanding: 34 votes (48.57%)
Very good: 14 votes (20%)
Good: 11 votes (15.71%)
Neutral: 5 votes (7.14%)
Not Helpful: 6 votes (8.57%)
Total Votes: 70