We're here to get you started doing college-level research. Our goals for the session are to prepare you to:
create an effective search strategy to find the type of information you need.
determine if information is from a peer-reviewed source
choose and use tools to find sources
get help from experts in research, writing and public speaking
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..