What is it? Helping students decipher online resources

Is it a book?  An online journal article? A website?  What is the title?  Is it scholarly? Undergraduate students often struggle with these questions when they encounter resources in a Google search. They have trouble determining if they are looking at a webpage or an e-journal, and cannot decipher article or book citations. This is…

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How to get students started with research – Best Academic Library Websites 2012 — Part III

In an effort to provide bewildered undergraduates with a road map through the impossibly convoluted, non-intuitive, and dis-integrated world of library resources, many academic libraries have added “getting started with research” pages to their sites. This is a good thing! But too many of these guides only make the research process even more intimidating by…

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