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UGS 303: Black Austin Matters - Reddick & Thompson


What is this library session all about?

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. Find sources in the Libraries

3. Learn about tools to help with citation

4. Find help doing research, writing and presenting

Here are a few things you should know:

  • I am here to help you learn about college-level research. I understand learning doesn't work the same way for everyone, and that an hour isn't long enough to do more than get started. I want you to feel comfortable reaching out for help during and after the session, and confident about using this guide throughout the semester.
  • I do my best to foster an inclusive classroom environment to ensure that all of you are respected, safe and supported in your learning.

How Can a Librarian Help?

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:

  • choose a research topic or find a research question
  • broaden or narrow your topic
  • find sources, whether they are books, articles, maps, music, data, etc. We can help you do great searches using Libraries tools and search engines like Google. 
  • evaluate sources. Is it credible? Is it peer-reviewed? etc.
  • recommend tools for organizing your research and citations..


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