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Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

Research Tips

What is SURP?

What is SURP?

  • Participation in the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is designed to provide students with insight into the research process.
  • Faculty mentors (and Librarians) hold workshops and seminars throughout the summer to help SURP students build their research and presentation skills.


Questions you may want to ask your faculty mentor:

The BIG Question:

How do scholars in your discipline create research questions, conduct research, summarize findings, and share research with their peers?

More questions...

  • Where do scholars in your discipline go to find information?
  • What’s your favorite database or search tool?
  • What types of sources are typically used in your discipline?
  • How do you evaluate your sources? What is considered good evidence in your discipline? 
  • How do you keep current in your discipline? What journals, blogs, websites, books, etc. do you read?

Zotero Workshop


Citations in the Wild: Wrangling Your Citations with Zotero
Thursday, September 21, 2023 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Do you need help organizing your research? Join us for a workshop on Zotero, a free, open-source program for saving citations and creating bibliographies. It’s easy enough for students to learn quickly, but powerful enough for dissertations, theses, and capstone projects. Learn how to use and integrate Zotero into your research assignments. Please visit our Zotero Guide for more information:

  • 4:30pm - Drop-in help for  installing Zotero (optional)
  • 5:00pm - Zotero Presentation

Note: If you are interested in attending this event, please register below.

Library Research Awards


For more information, or to send in an application, visit the following webpages: