Saturday, April 2, 2011

Book a Librarian!

Books

Image courtesy of Chris.

Attention students! Is research getting you down? Would you like to take your skills to the next level? Then check out the Jessup Library's "Book a Librarian" program! The program offers one-hour, small-group workshops designed to focus on specific areas of need:
  • Citation styles (MLA, APA, etc.)

  • Power Boolean searching

  • Web site evaluation

  • Plagiarism: what it is and how to avoid it

  • How to use specific databases (ARTStor, APA PsycNET, Factiva, etc.)

  • Primary vs. secondary sources (in science, literature, and history)

  • How to chase citations and footnotes

  • How to find statistics

  • How to use print reference works
How do you book a librarian?
  • Find 3 or more friends to form a group (Note: minimum number of students is 3, and maximum number is 8).

  • Contact the library at reference@pvcc.edu, or by phone at 434.961.5309.
The program is currently only available from 1 to 7 p.m., Monday - Thursday. Please book your workshop 48 hours or more in advance. Workshops are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Workshops with fewer than 3 people present will be canceled.