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The guides linked below offer a general introduction to using Western Library resources for reading and research. They are a good introduction for new faculty and staff, but can be a refresher course for anyone!
These guides can also help students familiarize themselves with the many resources available to them via the Western Library. Please feel free to include these (or any other) guides in your Blackboard courses, if it is appropriate to your content. If you're hoping for something more specific, we invite you to request a custom research guide or reach out to us to schedule class instruction.
Research Assignment / Syllabus Statements
Does your course require students to do research? Remind them that their library is here to help! Feel free to use or adapt the following statement for your syllabus, Blackboard course, or assignment sheets.
Library Resources / Ask a Librarian
Need credible sources but don't know where to start? Searching for a book, video, or article to support your argument? Your Library provides 24/7 access to books, databases, research guides and more at westerntc.edu/library-services. The Library 101 Guide provides a general introduction to using the library and is a great place to start. Still feeling overwhelmed by research and wish someone could help you navigate? Ask a librarian!