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Honors & Undergraduate Research: Research Basics

This guide will help undergraduate students in Honors programs or those working with faculty and the Office of Undergraduate Research.


Most scholarly journals exist behind a pay-wall. Libraries take you beyond the pay-wall. Use library databases to find peer-reviewed articles from scholarly journals.

Examples of scholarly journals. Image from Ithaca College Library.


What makes an article scholarly?

UT Office of Undergarduate Research

The Office of Undergraduate Research exists to assist UT students and faculty in engaging in undergraduate research and creative achievement in a variety of ways. Whether you’re new to research and looking for opportunities to get involved, or you’ve done research and are wanting to present or publish your work, the Office of Undergradute Research is here to support you and the university’s continued goal of being a top research institution.


Help with Research

For help getting access to databases and search tools off-campus, check the Libraries' FAQ.

Writing Resources

Writing Basics

Publishing Journal Articles and/or Theses

Test Prepartion

Also in OneSearch, try these searches:

1. best graduate schools

2. graduate study directories

3. [Your Discipline] school directories (e.g., medical school directories)