How can librarians help me and my students find and access resources for coursework and research?
- Meeting with you and your students over Zoom
Librarians will be available to answer questions about sources, consult on our materials, host workshops, and meet with your students regarding how to find sources and navigate our collections online. We are available by phone, email, and appointment using zoom to work with you and your students.
- Compiling library resources using LibGuides
LibGuides are web-based content management platforms that enable librarians to gather, organize, and share library and web resources, such as research databases, and information, such as explanatory text and videos. Schaffer Library’s LibGuides function as subject and course guides, resource lists, and tutorials; our current guides can be found on our LibGuides website. Our subject and course guides are meant to assist researchers and research-based classes, such as SRSs and thesis seminars, by cohering relevant resources, from catalog holdings to primary and secondary source databases, and pairing them with overviews to teach how to research. Our LibGuide tutorials likewise provide walkthroughs of a range of topics. Schaffer librarians are happy to create a LibGuide for your course, topic, or tool; please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or requests
- Finding open datasets or datasets in our collection
The library is available to offer assistance in locating and acquiring data for teaching and research needs. We are happy to assist you in finding the data resources necessary for your courses, your research, and your students’ work. Please reach out to email@example.com for more information on the library’s data services and what can work best for your data needs.
- Creating recommended reading lists with Primo
Did you know you can “tag” resources and create your own reading lists of online books, articles, and other materials using Primo? These resources appear as a list that can be searched, shared in Nexus, and augmented with more resources as the term continues. For more information, contact David Fuller (firstname.lastname@example.org).