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First Year Students

A guide to help first-year students use library resourses

Getting Help

Ask a librarian via chat, text, email, or phone. Schedule some time with a librarian who specializes in your subject area of need. Visit the Reference Desk. Attend one of our workshops.

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The Research Process. Where do I Start?

How to choose or refine a topic, brainstorm keywords, gather background info, find books & articles, cite your sources. Composition I and II: ENC 1101/1102.


Watch, Read, Learn

Videos, tutorials to help you learn to use the library, conduct research, cite sources, and more.

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Where is the Library?

The Library is located in the northeast corner of the library lawn and is open 7 days a week. Check the Library Calendar for regular hours, as well as intersession and holidays hours.

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Circulation FAQ's

How long can I check a book out? How many books can I check out? How do I renew my books? and more...

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Group Study Rooms

Get together with your study partners. Reserve a room. Read the rules.

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Library Research Guides

Research guides created by librarians to help you find information. They include databases by subject and other resources.

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Become a Library Ambassador

Student Ambassadors help support their peers’ research and information literacy needs. Learn more, and apply if interested.