As midterm papers are being due and final projects loom closer, the Library is expanding its virtual reference assistance. Now, in addition to chat and email (both available 7 days a week, with the exception of holidays) students are welcome to consult with librarians live on Zoom.
The Zoom drop-ins are equivalent to our face-to-face reference service that provides assistance with forming a research topic and search strategy, finding and accessing sources, and solving any research-related problems.
Some of the queries librarians address include the following:
*How do I get started with my project?
*What are the keywords I need to get good articles?
*Where should I go to find sources for my paper?
Checking in with a librarian, as students often observe, makes research more doable and saves lots of time and frustration. In the remote environment, getting library assistance via Zoom additionally provides guidance in doing research in a context where print sources are not available.
We are looking forward to seeing you on Zoom.
November 2, 2020