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Where to get help
- Peer Research Consultants (PRCs) are working at the Library Research Spot in Prevo Science Library from 8-10 Monday to Thursday, 8-5 Friday, and 3-10 Sunday. You can stop by to work with a PRC without an appointment!
- Occasionally there won't be someone at the desk during those hours - if that happens, they should be on the LibChat
- Scheduling an appointment will set up a Zoom meeting with a librarian (you can also choose in-person instead!)
Starting Your Search
It can be intimidating to use the library and start a research project, but fear not we (the librarians, Peer Research Consultants, and your professor) are here every step of the way.
- It helps to start by writing a list of terms that you will use in your search.
- Keep notes as you research, the terms you used, where you searched, what you found.
- Once you have search terms do some background research to add more terms to your list using an encyclopedia or dictionary.
- Now you have a bit more information on your topic, start looking for more in-depth information.
- Search for books, use the bibliography from specific chapters to find even more relevant books or articles.
- Use library databases (like JSTOR or Project Muse) to search for articles.