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You will be able to
- direct student peers to appropriate library resources (databases, catalogs, other resources) to meet the following research needs.
- Background info
- Secondary literature (articles, books)
- Library Guides (e.g. course guides)
- suggest useful search strategies to peers.
- determine when to refer questions to library staff.
- locate and understand available library reference services.
PART I: Exploring & Comparing Resources (30 minutes)
- groups fill in the chart for their designated resource
- debrief final questions as a larger group inc. common questions
- access to resources
PART II: Locating Library Resources (10 min)
- locating databases
- locating library guides including Citing Sources
PART III: Search Strategies (10 min)
- review activity
- value of keywords & subjects
PART IV: Discussing Scenarios (20 min)
- Groups address scenarios (2 per group).
- Help OR Refer?
PART V: Reference Help (10 min)
- 24/7 Chat
- Research Consultation
Head, Research Learning Services/Librarian
Sara Davidson Squibb
Subjects: African American Studies
, African Studies
, Controversial Topics
, Criminal Justice
, Current Events
, East Asian Studies
, Engineering (Aerospace)
, Engineering (Biological)
, Health Sciences
, Middle Eastern Studies
, Performing Arts
, Science (General)
, Writing Studies