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Introduction to ASU Library

Unfamiliar with all the ASU Library has to offer? Start here for a quick overview of the many services and resources available to you through the Library.

The Open Web and the Library

Why not just Google everything? Because the resources on the open web and in library databases are significantly different. Find out why and when you should use each type.

What Type of Resource Do I Need?

Examine the different types of articles and resources available through the library and see how each has a role in your research.

Research Guidance

Get the high-altitude view of the research process, how to start, and then how to refine for better results.

Business Resources at ASU

Visit several of the resources specifically geared toward business research and competitive intelligence at ASU.

Additional Tutorials

Not finding what you're looking for? Go to Tutorials to browse the entire suite of video tutorials from the ASU Library. The available resources cover: General Research Skills, Finding Articles, Using Specific Library Databases, Citation Assistance, and much more. Written scripts are available, as well, if you prefer not to watch the videos.

The ASU Library acknowledges the twenty-two Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries. Arizona State University's four campuses are located in the Salt River Valley on ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today. ASU Library acknowledges the sovereignty of these nations and seeks to foster an environment of success and possibility for Native American students and patrons. We are advocates for the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies within contemporary library practice. ASU Library welcomes members of the Akimel O’odham and Pee Posh, and all Native nations to the Library.