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Summer Institute 2022

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Welcome to the Summer Institute 2022 Library Research Seminars Guide! We're excited to work with you in your library research seminars in Weeks 2 and 3. In these seminars, you'll learn about library resources and services that will help and support you as you work on your ES 112 writing assignments (and in your classes beyond those you take in SI!) 

If you have questions about the library, the library seminars, or finding sources, please feel free to email your seminar librarian (see the lefthand column for librarian contact information). For immediate library or research assistance (for example, finding an article in OneSearch or a library database), visit the 24/7 Live Chat Help!

Seminar Slides

Below are the presentation slides for the library research seminar sessions. To view the presentation speaker notes, select the stacked three dots on the slideshow and choose open speaker notes OR tap slide and press S. View, print, and/or download the slides here.

Seminar Surveys

Task: Complete the Week 1 Reflection about your first library research seminar experience.

Due Date: At the end of your Week 1 Library Research Seminar.

Task: Complete the final library research seminar survey to reflect on what you learned and your confidence in completing assignments going forward. 

Due Date: At the end of your Week 3 Library Research Seminar.


Below you'll find a digital copy of the Library Research Seminars Syllabis. Additionally, there are handouts with tips and strategies for a) finding articles in OneSearch and library databases, b) identifying scholarly, peer reviewed journal articles, c) evaluating information sources for credibility and d) various types of articles.

Research Tips and Strategies


If you'd like to venture beyond the OneSearch catalog to find a scholarly, peer-reviewed source for your ES 112 Writing Assignment #2, try one of the databases below.

Helpful Videos and Presentations