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  • The Research Process Step-by-Step

    Detailed step-by-step guide designed to help undergraduates and graduate  students interested in starting their own research. Topics range from how to choose a mentor to how to publish your findings.

  • Selecting a Current Research Topic

    Current and archived information from thousands of newspaper titles, as well as newswires, Web editions, blogs, videos, broadcast transcripts, business journals, periodicals, government documents and other publications. Click here.

  • FIU General Research Guides

    A comprehensive list of general research guides and how-to research procedures curated by the FIU Libraries system and accessible through the using of the students’ FIU credentials.

  • Research 101

    This portal is designed to assist you and your research team with various aspects of research and research-related information. While the resources may help you and/or your team, it is highly recommended that you use these resources in conjunction with the assistance of an academic or research mentor, or an expert with sufficient knowledge about the topic areas.

  • Preparing an Oral Talk

    Click here to learn how to prepare an oral presentation.

  • How to Write A Business Memo

    Click here to learn how to write a business memo.

  • If English is Your Second Language

    In some respects science, technology, engineering and mathematics may seem to be extremely unfriendly fields to international students. No slack is cut for international students studying in these fields – students are expected to master both the science and the language at the same time and international students are held to the same high expectations in terms of speaking and writing as are native born students. Consequently, in this section we offer some suggestions for those international student scientists for whom English is a second or even third language.

  • How to Use the FIU Research Database
  • FIU A-Z Databases

    A comprehensive list of all of the databases that FIU students have access to through using their FIU credentials. Click here to visit their website.

  • FIU Newspaper Database

    Collection of newspapers and newspaper archives available to FIU Libraries. Click here to visit their website.

  • FIU Digital Commons Library

    The FIU Digital Commons is a digital repository for capturing, archiving and disseminating the research, creative and scholarly output of the Florida International University community. We are working with departments, centers and individual faculty to select, submit, and manage content in the FIU Digital Commons.

  • Research Newsletter

    The Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) at FIU creates a monthly newsletter report in regards to research, awards, and funding opportunities at the internal and external level. The FIU Digital Commons Collection archives all of the ORED monthly newsletter in a user-friendly interface.

  • FIU Digital Collections

    The mission of the Digital Collections Center is to build online collections of enduring value for the university and broader user community by identifying, digitizing, and preserving information resources of scholarly, educational, and civic interest. Collections include: The Miami Metropolitan Archive, Everglades Digital Library, Mile Markers, Coral Gables Memory, Tequesta Online, the Digital Library of the Caribbean, and many more. The Center’s digital collections focus on local and regional materials of historical, scientific, cultural, and educational importance. FIU Libraries’ digital preservation program adheres to international standards and best practices, documenting technical, administrative, preservation, and rights management metadata, along with the archival digital files, which are deposited in the Florida Digital Archive.

  • Lynda

    NOTE: Login with your FIU credentials is required. Online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals; Access to the video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts; Available in German, French and Spanish language content.

  • Research Methods Help Guide

    This LibGuide is designed for health sciences students, the definitions included and resources recommended are useful for anyone interested in learning about research methods.

  • How to Create a Research Poster

    Creating and being able to present a properly structured research poster is a quintessential component of undergraduate research. This comprehensive PowerPoint presentation highlights the adequate structure of how to create a research poster that will display the acquired information in the most efficient manner. Click here to learn how to create a research poster.

  • Research Poster Template

    The goal of a poster is to attract attention and disseminate information on your research. Think of your poster as a graphic with supporting text, similar to a billboard, where the picture can convey the main message. Readers are able to view the material being presented for as long as they desire and discuss the content with the presenter. Click here to learn more.

  • A Guide to Proposal Writing

    A detailed step-by-step guide on how to write research and scientific proposals provided by the staff of the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) at the National Science Foundation (NSF).

  • A Quick Guide for Grant Applications

    The guide is organized according to the major sections of the SF 424 (or PHS398) Grant Application Instructions. Each section is described, and a checklist is provided detailing what that section should cover. In addition, suggestions are included to enhance an application’s success. The checklists are not exhaustive, but rather are designed to jog the application writer’s memory and ensure completeness. This document in no way obviates the need for an inexperienced applicant to seek further advice from experienced colleagues or from appropriate NCI program personnel. Click here to learn more.

  • American Journal of Undergraduate Research

    American Journal of Undergraduate Research (AJUR) is a national, independent, peer reviewed, open-source, no-cost-to-authors, quarterly, multidisciplinary student research journal. AJUR is indexed. AJUR (print ISSN 1536-4585, web ISSN 2375-8732) was established in 2002.

  • ANTHROJOURNAL: The Collegiate Journal of Anthropology

    AnthroJournal is an open source journal of outstanding scholarly research papers and reports authored primarily by undergraduate and graduate college students. The content represents the results of extensive research undertaken by students during the course of their education and designed to advance scholarship in anthropology and related fields.

  • BIOS – Beta Beta Beta, National Biological Honor Society Journal

    BIOS, a quarterly journal of biology and the journal of Beta Beta Beta, Biological Society, has been published since 1930. The journal has three purposes: to publish matters that pertain to the affairs of the Society, to publish works by members and to publish articles that will be of general interest to biologists. They place a great emphasis on undergraduate publications for the journal. Membership to the Society is NOT required for publication in the BIOS.

  • International Journal of Academic Research and Undergraduate Activities

    The International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities represents a grass-roots effort to support and advance undergraduate scholarship in all academic disciplines at institutions across the country and around the world.

  • Journal of Young Investigators (JYI)

    The Journal of Young Investigators (JYI) is an exciting student-led initiative to broaden the scope of the undergraduate scientific experience. JYI provides opportunities for students to participate in the scientific review and publication processes, primarily through the operation of its peer-reviewed journal for undergraduates. Incorporated as a non-profit, student-run corporation, JYI’s staff members currently represent over 30 different academic institutions. JYI has been featured in EurekAlert!, Chemical Engineering News, and The Chronicle on Higher Education.

  • Council on Undergraduate Research – Learning Through Research

    The Council on Undergraduate Research, founded in 1978, is a national organization of individual and institutional members representing over 900 colleges and universities. The mission of the Council on Undergraduate Research is to support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship. Click here to visit their website.

  • Institute for Broadening Participation – Pathways to Science

    Pathways to Science is a portal website supporting pathways to the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Particular emphasis is placed on connecting traditionally underrepresented groups with STEM programs and resources, including funding and mentoring opportunities. Click here to visit their website. 

  • WebGURU – Guide for Undergraduate Research

    The Web Guide to Research for Undergraduates (WebGURU) is an interactive web-based tool intended to assist undergraduates navigate the hurdles of an undergraduate research experience. Click here to visit their website.

  • Undergraduate Researchers’ Graduate School Registry

    Student who have an interest in research and who are looking to pursue an advanced degree should review this Registry of Undergraduate Researchers. The registry can facilitate the matching of experienced undergraduate researchers with graduate programs who are in need of well prepared researchers. Click here to visit their website.

  • Academic Fellowships and Scholarships, Research Experiences, Sabbaticals, and Internships Available through ORISE and ORAU

    Welcome to Zintellect! Through this site, you will be able to access information for hundreds of opportunities and the corresponding applications offered through ORAU.

  • Undergraduate Research in Chemistry

    Undergraduate research in chemistry is self-directed experimentation work under the guidance and supervision of a mentor or advisor. Students participate in an ongoing research project and investigate phenomena of interest to them and their advisor. Click here to visit their website.

  • National Institute of General Medical Sciences

    The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) supports basic research that increases understanding of biological processes and lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention. NIGMS-funded scientists investigate how living systems work at a range of levels, from molecules and cells to tissues, whole organisms and populations. The Institute also supports research in certain clinical areas, primarily those that affect multiple organ systems. To assure the vitality and continued productivity of the research enterprise, NIGMS provides leadership in training the next generation of scientists, in enhancing the diversity of the scientific workforce, and in developing research capacities throughout the country.

  • National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergrads

    NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location. Click here to visit their website.

  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Resources for the Development of Early-Career Scientists

    As one of the world’s largest philanthropies, HHMI’s chartered purpose is the promotion of human knowledge within the field of basic sciences and the effective application thereof for the benefit of humanity. We carry out this mission in laboratories and classrooms at private and public institutions across the United States. Our international programs extend the impact of HHMI’s investment to 17 countries around the world. Click here to visit their website.

  • PEW Research Center

    A nonpartisan “fact tank” that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. Offers results from public opinion polling and social science research and news coverage analysis. Click here to visit their website.

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