Getting Started with Academic Research: Search Tools

Welcome to the University Libraries at Virginia Tech! The libraries are a hub of research and learning for Virginia Tech, and we are here to help you! Explore the pages of this guide for guidance on beginning your academic research.

Choosing a Resource

The library has a lot of resources - how do you choose? Check out the tutorial below for more information. 

A screenshot of the first page of the tutorial.

Summon Basics

As you're beginning your research, you might hear about something called Summon. Check out the video below to learn more about this helpful search tool.