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Research Strategies

An introduction for CWU students new to research at the University level.


Welcome to the Research Strategies Guide! This guide will provide you with an overview on how to do research at the university level.

Get in Touch with a Research Librarian

The CWU Research Librarians are happy to hear from you and help you with any of your research needs.  There are several ways you can contact us:

  • In Person: The iDesk, first floor of the library in the Academic and Research Commons.
  • By Phone:  509-963-1021 or our toll free number 1-800-290-3327.
  • By our 24/7 Chat Service:  See our Chat box on the left on this page or on most library web pages under "Ask a Librarian."  If a CWU Librarian is unavailable, other Academic Librarian in Washington or the U.S. will be.
  • By Email: You can feel free to contact a librarian personally or use our general email for research questions at
  • Find your subject librarian: Each librarian specializes in certain subjects and can help you with your research.