You are probably doing (or going to do) a lot of this. Just a guess.

Research for courses

Use a website or program to Manage Citations and save yourself a lot of time and trouble.

Use the Research Guides on the library website—especially great if you're unfamiliar with the discipline.

New York Times "Times Topics" pages aggregate background info on current events subjects / people / companies from different websites- good general research guides for things in the news, if you can stand the NYT.

JPs and senior theses

Get help from the Librarians who specialize in your research subject area.


Writing Center appointments: You don't need to have anything written for an appointment, if you're stuck. (But you can have something written: notes, outline, draft, whatever.)