Over the summer librarians review, update, and create new library guides to assist students as they navigate research projects. While many students visit the reference desk or schedule library research consultations when confronted with a research project or specific information need, not all students take advantage of these face-to-face opportunities and some prefer to figure it out on their own. This is why librarians create online LibGuides – to help students get started with research and answer frequently asked questions. Here are some suggested LibGuides for you to share with your students. If you have questions, would like to see specific resources added, or have a guide created for a specific course, contact your library liaison.
- Andrew Lopez’s Exit West guide is a fantastic starting place for first-year students to dig more deeply into the themes presented in this book, and helps answer their questions about how to use a college library and engage with college-level research.
- General guides are among the most popular, and are created based on the needs of our community. Some of our most popular general guides include:
- Alternative News Sources
- Annotated Bibliography
- Citation Guides for Print and Electronic Resources
- Electronic Reference
- Government Information – because there is a government document related to just about any research topic!
- Subject guides provide introductory research help and point students to key databases, reference books, and journals in a discipline.
- Course guides are created for individual courses and are usually created in support of an in-person library research class.
Not all guides are intended for students! Ariela McCaffrey’s Online Educational Resources @ Connecticut College is a wonderful primer for faculty interested in finding online material for courses, and Fred Folmer’s Copyright Resources @ Connecticut College will answer many of your copyright-related questions.
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What a great 1st Year LibGuide!
Thanks, Ann Marie!