Suggested library syllabus language
For research help, go to the Library! The Worcester State University Library (www.worcester.edu/library), located on the second and third floors of the Learning Resource Center, provides access to print materials and items on course reserve in addition to a wide variety of full-text online resources accessible both on- and off-campus, including e-books, journal articles, newspapers, and magazines. Articles and book chapters not available in full-text through the Library’s resources can be obtained through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). With a little planning, ILL expands your ability to get credible sources about topics you pursue in your coursework. Additionally, as a member library of the ARC consortium (www.worcesterarc.org), WSU students can also access resources at other college libraries.
The librarians at WSU can help you develop research questions, identify research strategies, search for relevant and reliable information and data, select the best sources for your paper or project, and cite that information. A librarian can visit your class, meet with you in person (one-on-one or in groups), and provide assistance via email, phone, or chat. While every WSU Librarian is able to help students with a project in any discipline, each department has a designated librarian to support the research needs of the students in that department. You are welcome to stop by their office, or make an appointment! http://libguides.worcester.edu/askus
Need to do research but don't know where to start? Searching for a book, article, or data to support your argument? Not sure how to cite a source in your bibliography? Ask a librarian! Help is available via chat, email, phone, drop-in hours, or by appointment. http://libguides.worcester.edu/askus
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Liaison Librarians are designated for each academic department, center, and institute at WSU.
Students are welcome to contact the liaison librarians for any questions about research resources and library services.
2. The Link to Relevant Subject Guide
academic databases, books, journals or professional internet resources.
3. The Link to the library "Ask Us" Onsite/Online Service
The librarians can be reached at
to get help for library resources and services.
4. The Link to the Library Research 101 Guide
Library Research 101 is an introductory guide designed for the students not familiar with information literacy.
The guide lists the following contents:
5. New Interlibrary Loan Service
EZ-Proxy is the way we use to authorize the access to library E-Resources from off-campus.
E-Resources include E-books, E-journals/magazines/newspapers and all the databases.