Skip to main content

Research Resources

With the second oldest undergraduate research program in the nation, USU offers students a wide range of opportunities and resources to gain hands-on research experience. The Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunities program allows students to apply for grants and receive funding. USU’s Honors Program prepares students for excellent graduate programs by helping them build relationships with professors, participate in research projects, take smaller, more intensive classes, and develop leadership skills. 

Campus resources
The Merril-Cazier Library Resources

Citation Resources
Zotero - free academic citation program
Turabian citation guide

Thesis Writing Guides
A research primer
Developing your thesis
How to write a thesis statement 

Advice from students
Narrow your focus 
Explore something new 
Talk to your professors 
When literature on your topic is limited
Challenges when your topic is recent history