Welcome to the library dashboard for the Engagements. The dashboard provides quick links to the resources you need to succeed in your course. Whether you are online or on-Grounds, UVA Library services and support are available to all students.
Your Librarian is Cecelia Parks.
Cecelia works with Engagements classes and is happy to help with any project you may have, though there are other subject specialists who can also help you. Schedule an appointment with Cecelia below, find the subject specialist with expertise on your project's topic, or schedule a more general appointment with a librarian if you're not sure where to begin!
Librarians can help with any part of your research process: brainstorming a research topic or question; creating a search strategy; finding, evaluating, and organizing your sources; integrating your sources in your writing; and creating appropriate citations. No question is too basic! Librarians can meet with you in-person or online via Zoom.
Never pay for access to the sources or information you need for any research project! Your tuition pays for you to have everything you need, whether that's articles, books, films, or other types of information. If you cannot find what you need through our databases, tell us what you need using the request forms below.
Virgo is the Library catalog, where you can find books, articles, and more.
Library databases contain peer-reviewed academic journal articles, newspaper articles, magazine articles, scientific papers, reports, images, films, primary source documents, datasets, and more. Since Engagements course topics vary widely, below you'll find some interdisciplinary databases that are useful for researching across many subjects. See the Library's A-Z database list or refer to specific Subject Guides to help you find the best databases for your research needs -- and contact us if you want advice!
The UVA Library offers many short tutorials and guides to help you get started with using the library and conducting research. A few are listed below. Find more at the How do I . . . ? tutorials page.
If you're not sure where to start, our librarians have created subject guides that compile the best resources for research on a particular subject or topic. Watch a short video on how to best use subject guides for your research, and see a few listed below.