Have you returned to the academic environment after years or decades away? Are you a little intimidated by the changes and advances that have occurred in college libraries? Or are you a student simply in need of a brush-up on your library and research skills?
This course will help students review and/or catch up on the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the library, both the physical space and the library website; find and use the print, audiovisual, and electronic resources; and understand and use basic research skills. This course will also give students avenues to pursue for additional guidance and instruction.
This course is divided into two classes:
Class 1: The Research Process, Navigating Sterne Library’s Web Page, and Locating Books: In this class, students will learn how to:
- choose and focus topics for research
- locate general information about the Mervyn H. Sterne Library
- locate materials in SCOTTY, Sterne Library’s online public access catalog
Class 2: Finding Articles, Weaving through the Web Wisely, and Getting Additional Help: In this class, students will learn how to
- identify magazine, journal, and newspaper articles on a chosen topic by using indexes and databases
- find, evaluate, and use Internet resources
- locate information for help with research, citing, and the library
When: Thursday, March 15, 10:30 a.m. – noon
Where: Room 163 in Sterne Library.
Questions? Contact Imelda Vetter <firstname.lastname@example.org> Or call the Sterne Library Reference Department at 934-6364