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UGS 302: Caring for Older Adults, Prof. Temple


What is this library session all about?

We're here to get you started doing college-level research. By the end of the session, you will be able to:

1. Devise a search strategy and find background sources, newspaper articles and scholarly journal articles

2. Explain the difference between these primary, secondary and tertiary sources in the sciences.

3. Sign into NoodleTools and start a project.

4. Get help with research, writing and more.

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..


Course Librarian

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Michele Ostrow

Topic Exploration Assignment

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