Student Research Resources
Resources for students doing research.
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is a nonprofit organization that sponsors a number of research and undergraduate research initiatives.
For undergraduate students with research experience wishing to pursue an advanced degree, the Undergraduate Researchers Graduate School Registry matches high-quality students with graduate schools. Registration is free for undergraduate students.
Seventy-five competitively selected undergraduates from more than 50 colleges and universities nationwide meet with their congressional delegation and present their research in the U.S. Capitol. Each student presents his or her research, displayed on posters, to help members of Congress understand the importance of undergraduate research. Find out more about Posters on the Hill.
The CUR Quarterly journal provides useful and inspiring information about student/faculty collaborative research.
- Check out recent selected articles from the journal to get ideas for a research project.
- Read about the interdisciplinary research project (pdf, 344 kB) involving more than 65 students from anthropology, psychology and virology led by UW Oshkosh professors Dr. Teri Shors (Biology & Microbiology), Dr. Susan H. McFadden (Psychology) featured in the Winter 2009 issue of The CUR Quarterly.
The brief descriptions of recent peer-reviewed research or scholarly articles that have been featured in scholarly journals will also give students an idea of the types of research undergraduate students are capable of. Check out the CUR Undergraduate Research Highlights.
NCUR is an annual conference of undergraduate student presenters held in spring. Student presentations are welcome in all fields and disciplines from the creative and performing arts to biomedical, engineering and social science research. Students presenting at the national conference will have the option of doing oral or poster presentations.
One benefit of presenting at NCUR is the opportunity for students to publish their work in the Conference Proceedings, edited and produced annually by The University of North Carolina at Asheville and distributed to institutions across the nation. All students at the conference (including students in the performing/visual arts) are invited to submit manuscripts for review by the Proceedings Board.
The UW Oshkosh Writing Center
All UW Oshkosh students are eligible for one-to-one conferencing at the Writing Center. Free, confidential tutoring is designed to help students work through assignments and gain additional writing skills. Trained peer consultants can assist students at any stage of the composition process, from brainstorming for topics to fine-tuning a final draft. They will assist students with issues like grammar and mechanics not by marking up the paper, but by helping students identify patterns of error and helping them learn how to avoid those errors. The Writing Center now offers e-mail tutoring to online and distance education students. More information can be found at uwosh.edu/wcenter.
Writing and Citation Resources
Note: As with all resources, please remember to check your citations for accuracy.
- Calvin College's KnightCite
- Purdue University's Writing Lab
- UW-Madison's Writing Center
- The Chicago Manual of Style: available upon request from Polk Library's first floor south reference desk, or register for a 30-day free trial of The Chicago Manual of Style Online.