Very useful tips for students. Written and audiovisual formats for presenting useful and clear info is a positive aspect.
The assignment calculator can help students in stablishing a timetable and following the steps in their research projects.
The specific info about searching materials in the University at Buffalo Libraries is perhaps the less transferable section for other students, anyway it could be similar to other searching engines in other catalogues.
I would recommend the site for students in their early stage of graduate/postgraduate studies. This material covers basic aspects for developing good assignments.