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How a Librarian is the Key to Your Research Success

A librarian can help you:

  • Understand what kind of information you need for your research assignment
  • Decide the best places to look to find what you need
  • Broaden or narrow your topic to make it manageable within the scope of the assignment and time you have to do it
  • Formulate a question about your topic and find search terms that work
  • Use library databases to find articles from scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, and reference books
  • Use the library catalog to find books
  • Request items from other libraries
  • Find information to answer any question, using credible and reputable sources.

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Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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