Thanks to those of you who were able to take the exit survey at the end of the library session. Here are the answers to the 2 follow up questions you all asked in that survey.
1. What to do if I struggle to get results for articles relating to what I need
There are a number of things you can do.
1. Ask a librarian - you can chat with us for on the spot help (www.lib.utexas.edu/ask) or reach out to me to meet or work over email.
2. Try changing your search terms. For example, if you are researching whether or not college athletes should be paid, here would be options
3. Try switching search tools. If you are in one database, switch to another (for example, switch from Academic Search Complete to the Libraries Search Box or Google Scholar which search across more sources).
2. How many different physical libraries are there? what are the hours?
Here is a list of the libraries on campus - https://www.lib.utexas.edu/about/locations - and one in Port Aransas. Some of them, like the Harry Ransom Center and Alexander Architectural Archive, are special collections where you register to use their unique materials. Most, though, are just open to walk in and study or browse the collections. They're all different so find the one you like best, ranging from Hogwarts (Life Science) to noisy (5th floor of PCL).
The hours are listed here - https://www.lib.utexas.edu/about/hours. PCL is open 24/7.
We're here to get you started doing college-level research. Our learning goals for today's library session are for you to be able to:
1. Evaluate sources for credibility and usefulness as evidence for your research
2. Create a search strategy and find articles in the UT Libraries
3. Create a NoodleTools account to use for your annotated bibliography
4. Find help doing research, writing and presenting
Here are a few things you should know:
Librarians are available to help with every step of the research process. We are information professionals and love working with students to connect you with the information you need. We can help you:
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