Hello! I'm your Foundational Learning and Engagement Librarian. I can help you locate, evaluate, and use information for your research projects. I'm a first generation college graduate with a BA in Biology and Master's in Library & Information Science.
Hi, I’m here to help you with all your engineering research needs. Whether you are working on an assignment, a senior project, or a master thesis, I can help you find the resources you are looking for.
Hi! I'm here to help you find information for your class assignments, for your job search, for any reason. We all need quality information to make decisions, so let me help you find the best data for all your class assignments and decision making.
I am a queer non-binary white person. After getting my master's degree in library science I worked at a number of startups and established companies.I am working towards a more comprehensive view of our information landscape, including the bias, racism, and classism that is part of that landscape.
Contact me by email as I'm not in my office in the library.
Welcome to the Summer Institute Library Research Hub!
What's the purpose of the Library Research Seminar?
The library research seminar will help you develop the college-level research skills necessary to find, evaluate, and cite resources, like scholarly, peer-reviewed sources, for your ES 112 Writing Assignment #2. These skills, also called "information literacy" skills, will benefit you throughout your college career and beyond.
What's on this guide?
In this guide, you'll find the library research seminar presentation slides, handouts, and some research tips and strategies.
Your SI librarians are here to help! Send us an email with your question or inquire about setting up a time to meet in person or on Zoom:
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.
Below are handouts with tips and strategies for identifying scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles, evaluating information sources for credibility, and distinguishing between different types of articles.
A comprehensive index of peer-reviewed scholarly journals in social sciences, humanities, general science, education and multicultural studies, as well as popular magazines published from 1990-present. Provides Full-text access to peer reviewed articles from thousands of journals.
JSTOR is a full-text database of back issues for scholarly journals as well as eBooks, primarily in the social sciences and humanities. eBook content reflects current scholarship in most cases while journal content starts with volume one, but because JSTOR is an archival database, the most recent 3-5 years of journal issues are not available in JSTOR.
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