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Ten tips for surviving
the university library...
LINC session
Winter ‟14
Ms Hazzard & Ms Mustard
Fig. 5, “Learning the ropes: how freshman conduct course
research once they enter college.” Alison J. Head (December
5, 20...
1. It‟s up to YOU
Professor-led session
 Sign up for orientation
 Specific skills e.g. citation
management / legal resea...
2. Differences
How many libraries?
 Hours open
 Course reserves
 Dewey Decimal vs Library of
Congress
 Paying for prin...
3. Up your game


Quality of resources
4. Plan your time


800 students, all accessing material at
once...
5. Read requirements
Read requirements thoroughly.
 Follow requirements exactly.

6. Your essay is on...
„Your essay on Jane Austen is due on
December 2‟.
 YOU need to- write research question
- plan res...
7. Evaluation
KEY!
 „A student who can distinguish and
differentiate between „good‟ and „bad‟
information is at an advant...
8. Getting help
From the library
 Online help: IM / Twitter
 From the Student Centre / Resource
Centre
 From your assig...
9. Online resources
Access to journal articles
 General databases v subject-specific
 Citation Indexes

10. Avoiding plagiarism
Cite quotations, paraphrased
sentences and ideas; everything that
you use from someone else.
 Uni...
Any questions?
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Surviving the university library 2014

  1. 1. Ten tips for surviving the university library... LINC session Winter ‟14 Ms Hazzard & Ms Mustard
  2. 2. Fig. 5, “Learning the ropes: how freshman conduct course research once they enter college.” Alison J. Head (December 5, 2013).
  3. 3. 1. It‟s up to YOU Professor-led session  Sign up for orientation  Specific skills e.g. citation management / legal research and writing  See library website for how-to videos, guides etc 
  4. 4. 2. Differences How many libraries?  Hours open  Course reserves  Dewey Decimal vs Library of Congress  Paying for printing / photocopying  Interlibrary loan  Microfiche  Fines 
  5. 5. 3. Up your game  Quality of resources
  6. 6. 4. Plan your time  800 students, all accessing material at once...
  7. 7. 5. Read requirements Read requirements thoroughly.  Follow requirements exactly. 
  8. 8. 6. Your essay is on... „Your essay on Jane Austen is due on December 2‟.  YOU need to- write research question - plan research - write essay - complete bibliography  FEW or NO reminders.  And if you don‟t hand it in... 
  9. 9. 7. Evaluation KEY!  „A student who can distinguish and differentiate between „good‟ and „bad‟ information is at an advantage‟ 
  10. 10. 8. Getting help From the library  Online help: IM / Twitter  From the Student Centre / Resource Centre  From your assigned TA 
  11. 11. 9. Online resources Access to journal articles  General databases v subject-specific  Citation Indexes 
  12. 12. 10. Avoiding plagiarism Cite quotations, paraphrased sentences and ideas; everything that you use from someone else.  University may use turnitin.com or similar.  Your TA / professor knows their subject inside out. 
  13. 13. Any questions?

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