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Library Resources for the First Year Student: Start Your Research Process

Welcome to WPI!

Welcome to Gordon Library at WPI! This guide will help you navigate the many resources available to you through the library. Use the tabs above to navigate the guide, the topics are below.

  • Starting the research process
  • Finding information
  • Background information
  • Books
  • Journal Articles
  • Newspaper Articles
  • Data & Statistics
  • Images
  • Ethical use of Infomation
  • Citing

Questions? Email the library at library@wpi.edurequest a research consultation with a librarian, or send us a chat


The Gordon Library is an important resource for you throughout your time at WPI: 

  • The Library is a place of support, you can visit us in person or online
  • There are ways to access resources 24/7 from the library's homepage
  • Try exploring our resources on your own, but we are here to help, when needed!  We have Librarian office hours from 8:00 am-5:00 pm (M - F) and by appointment.

"How-To": Library Searching in 60 Seconds

Library Homepage

Not sure where to start your research? Try the WPI library homepage!


Anatomy of the Library Homepage

Image of the Library Homepage


WPI Library Search

Search WPI LIBRARY SEARCH for books, articles, media and more!