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Library Research Assistants

This is the home page of the USF LRAs

The LRAs Can Help You With:


Database Searching

  • Navigating the wide range of academic databases, including Google Scholar

  • Advanced search strategies

  • Using database thesauruses to find useful keywords

Research Question Refinement

  • Expanding or narrowing your question to meet the appropriate assignment 

  • Shifting your research topic to better suit your needs

Resource Access

  • Finding books, media, or journal articles inside the library

  • Accessing academic journal articles or e-books online