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Career Readiness Through Experiential Learning

Discover library resources to help you prepare for your career and develop important job skills.

Benefits of Undergraduate Research

The University of West Georgia supports its entire student body in their education and exploration of new fields.  Research, whether it is graduate student completely a dissertation or an undergraduate completing their capstone project or student work assignments, allows individuals to contribute the evolution of their practice and global scholarly communication on their interests.  In particular, it can help students develop career competencies such as Critical Thinking, Communication, Teamwork, Professionalism, and Technology.

The University of West Georgia and the state provide many opportunities for students to engage in undergraduate research as well as present their findings.  Many on-campus organizations like honor societies and different departments also have grants to help students complete or share their work.

Research Consultation With A Librarian.  Learn about existing research concerning your interest, and what journals, conferences, and databases might best serve your needs.  We can meet with you in-person, virtually, synchronously, or asynchronously.

Office of Undergraduate Research.  Discover more opportunities for starting, supporting, and presenting your work through UWG's OUR office.

UWG Scholar's Day Undergraduate Research Conference. Each spring Undergraduates are invited to present their work to the campus and public.

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference.  Students are also encouraged to share their work in a wider setting each fall at GURC.  2024's conference will be held at Oxford College of Emory University.

Ingram Library Resources

Ingram Library has research guides for each college on campus.  These subject guides include the most preeminent databases and information tools used by researchers in the field. Many also include links to reliable web resources and search tips specific to each area.  Subject Librarians can recommend the best databases and search terms for your specific interest.  The Library Chat is available 24/7 to help students beginning their research.

Special Collections in Ingram Library gathers, preserves, and publicly shares primary sources to advance teaching, learning, scholarship, and community engagement in service to the University of West Georgia, regional community, scholars and members of the general public.

Ingram Library's Resource Sharing assists students taking classes online or at one of our off-campus locations.  All distance education students are entitled to receive library support services.

Schedule a Research Consultation with a Librarian to get started on your research projects today.

College of Art, Culture, and Scientific Inquiry


College of Education


Richards College of Business


School of Communication, Film and Media


Tanner Health System School of Nursing


University College


Distance Education Services for Ingram Library