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What study areas are available in the library?
The library tries to meet the study needs of as many students as we can. We have individual study spaces and areas for group work and collaboration. Individual study spaces include the Reading Room, classroom, IC computers, study carrels and tables throughout the building. In addition, there are five group study rooms on the 2nd floor of the library, and one A/V group study room in the lower level. The library has a noise policy to help remind patrons about what types of studying are appropriate in different parts of the building.

Are there any group study areas in the library?

Yes! there are currently five designated group study rooms on the second floor of the library. Group study rooms operate on a first come, first served basis. Group study rooms are are equipped with white boards. Dry erase markers and erasers are available at the Circulation Desk for checkout. There are also several collaborative computer workstations in the Information Commons for groups that need to share a computer. Groups can also use the Library's Classroom if a class is not in session.

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I am having trouble finding articles/books for my research paper. Where can I get some help?

The library has put together a list of subject specific PioGuides for most of the majors on campus. These guides are designed to help students at the beginning of a research project. They list general reference resources, recommended databases and specific academic journals available in the library for each field. For more specific information on your topic, please stop by the Information Commons for research assistance or contact your librarian.

Where do I find library help for a particular course?

The library provides course resource pages for certain classes. The list can be found on our Course Resources PioGuides page.

Does the library have any examples of how to cite sources?

Yes- the library has examples of four commonly used citation styles on our website- please see our online Citation Help guides. The library has multiple copies of the most popular citation style manuals on reserve and in the classroom. We also subscribe to a program called Refworks, which is an online citation management tool.

My professor keeps warning us against plagiarizing. How do I avoid this?

One of the most important reasons to cite your sources is to avoid plagiarism. Citing your sources is a standard academic practice that helps your reader find the resources you used to write your paper. It provides evidence to support your work and improves your credibility. Different majors/disciplines have different citation styles that they require- your instructor should let you know which style is required for your course or project. The library has examples of four commonly used citation styles on our website- please see our online Citation Help guides.

Librarians & library staff are here to help you with your citation questions, or you can check out one of the citation style manuals that the library has, or look up some basic citation examples here on our website. You can also use Refworks to store your citations and help you create your bibliography.

Not sure what plagiarism is? Check out our online tutorial or stop in and talk to your librarian.

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I am a new student. Does the library give tours or orientation sessions so I can figure out where everything is?

The library gives library tours to freshman during orientation, however, you are welcome to ask for a tour of the library and its services anytime. New faculty and staff are also given a tour of the library at orientation. If you are a transfer, non-traditional or international student, you are welcome to stop by the Information Commons desk at any time to set up a one-on-one session to tour the library or receive a personal orientation session regarding the library's services. For more in depth information on the library, students and faculty are encouraged to contact their subject librarian.

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I am a new faculty member. Does the library give tours tour of orientation sessions of its services?

New faculty and staff are usually given a tour of the library at orientation. However, you are welcome to stop by the by the Information Commons desk at any time to set up a one-on-one session to tour the library or receive a personal orientation session regarding the library's services. For more in depth information on the library, faculty are encouraged to contact their subject librarian or consult our Faculty PioGuide.

Can a librarian talk to my class about electronic & print sources that would be useful for a particular assignment?

Yes! We call them information literacy sessions and they are taught by your departmental librarian. Each session is tailored to fit the informational needs of your class specifically. For more information on setting up a session, please contact their subject librarian. Additionally, unless you have arranged for a session with a librarian in the classroom, you cannot simply reserve the classroom for your class to use.

Please also read our Classroom policies and check the classroom schedule/hours for availability.

What is the MyLibrarian program?

Every subject area has been assigned a specific subject librarian be an advocate for student and faculty needs within the library. Any requests for new materials, ideas or requests for information literacy sessions or questions regarding library policies may be directed to your Librarian.

My students are having trouble finding articles/books for their research papers. Where can they get some help?

The library has put together a list of PioGuides with course and major specific resources for many of the departments on campus. These guides are designed to help students at the beginning of a research project. They list general reference resources, recommended databases and specific academic journals available in the library for each field. For more specific information on your topic, please stop by or contact your subject librarian.

Does the library provide help for students in particular courses?

The library provides course resource pages for certain classes. The list can be found on our Course Resources PioGuide. If you are interested in creating a new course resource page, please contact your subject librarian.

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