LSC Graduate Student Orientation : Research Support
Support for the Research Process
In addition to our collections, UW-Madison Libraries provide support for all steps in your research process, from the planning stages through publication, archiving your output, and maximizing your scholarly impact.
Visit our Research Support page to learn more!
UW-Madison Research Data Services (RDS) Resources
UW-Madison Research Data Services (RDS) can help you learn how to efficiently curate and share your data and code. RDS is an interdisciplinary organization committed to advancing research data management practice on the UW-Madison campus, with a focus on providing researchers with the tools and resources that support their efforts to store, analyze and share data.
Here are some selected links from the RDS website to get you started:
Creating and Managing your ORCID ID
It is free and easy to sign up for an ORCID ID. An increasing number of publishers are requiring you to have an ORCID ID in order to submit your manuscript. Even if an ORCID ID is not required, there are many reasons to create one:
- Reliably connects you with your contributions and affiliations
- Saves you time – “enter once, re-use often”
- Improves recognition for you and your research outputs
- Alleviates mistaken identity
This site provides guidance for UW-Madison researchers in creating and maintaining an ORCID ID:
Citation Managers such as EndNote, EndNote Basic, Mendeley, or Zotero are software tools for managing your citations. Citation Managers will help you:
- Create and organize a personal research database
- Download citations from online databases
- Format bibliographies and citations in papers
- Share your citations with others
Industry and Market Research
UW Libraries has a large number of databases and other resources dedicated to industry and market information. Get to know them with the following research guides:
For expert assistance with these databases, contact a business librarian.
Graduate Research: the Big Picture
Want to learn more about the research process on a graduate level and how UW Libraries can assist?
Micro-courses are short non-graded courses that you complete at your own pace. This micro-course introduces you to resources and services that can help you conduct your research efficiently, engage with scholarly conversations in your field, and share your contributions with the world.
Use this module to discover library tools and services available for each stage of your research.