Undergraduate Services

A large research library system can be challenging to navigate. For those new to academic research, here is a curated collection of resources to help you succeed.

Getting Started

Completing the tutorial Sift & Winnow is recommended before undertaking university-level research assignments.

For specific topics, consult a research guide or library tutorial.

More library tutorials

Featured Search Tools

Use the library Catalog to find books, e-books, maps, streaming video, archival collections, and other holdings.

Libraries also license digital access to thousands of newspapers, academic journals, and other copyrighted publications.

Many historical documents are available through online collections.


The UW-Madison Libraries support undergraduate research through services and collections, but also with dedicated library spaces.

Academic Support

To ensure undergraduate success, the Libraries host several academic support services in our spaces.