Have you ever gotten stuck with zero results trying to find articles on a topic on which you know articles exist? Or, stuck with too many articles that are completely unrelated to what you need? Have you felt your brain frying as you search all over the web to find one simple statistic? Ever felt uneasy about a few citations you added? Worse, have you had these or other research related questions way too close to the deadline to feel comfortable asking your professor? Could you use an ear and a little push in order to get started? Would you like a blueprint to follow to the finish?
Research Clinics to the rescue! The library will hold Research Clinics, a sort of triage unit for papers and projects, on Sunday evenings at 7pm throughout the spring semester. This is a no pressure environment for students to work and get help when they need it. No question is too big or too small. Students are encouraged to just show up with what you’re working on and what you need help with, and we’ll take if from there. Fellow students who have been specially trained in research skills will be on hand to help, along with a librarian or two. There is no formal instruction, only one on one research guidance. We can help you narrow your topic to something do-able and findable. We can point you in the right direction to find statistics, data, and citation information. Even better, we can help you navigate the library website and databases to get to the right place to find better information. Students are encouraged to stay and work or simply drop in and out with questions.
Research Clinics will be held on the following Sundays at 7pm in Eisenhower in the Electronic Resource Center (ERC)
- March 9
- March 23
- April 6
- April 20
- April 27
- NEW DATE ADDED! May 4