Strategies for Research and Writing


Quick and practical research and writing strategies, collaboratively designed by students, teachers, and librarians at UCLA.

Where would you like to start?

Check out one of our themed collections or see a list of all our tutorials.


Getting Started

Generating research questions, planning your project, and getting ready for research.

Finding and Citing Sources

Learn practical strategies to search for books, articles, and more.

Literature Reviews

Get ready to analyze the literature on your topic and identify areas for future scholarship.

Sharing your Research

A quick introduction to abstracts, elevator speeches, and opportunities to share your work.

Improve student writing and research skills with our easy to implement online assignments.


Research and Writing Modules can be integrated into CCLE or other course sites.

Adding WI+RE modules to your CCLE site or integrating them into your syllabus is easy. Instructors from north and south campus have successfully included the modules as required, extra credit, and optional assignments.

Contact the WI+RE team to learn more about integrating WI+RE modules into your courses.

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