Research #LikeABoss

By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 5th, 2016

Way to research Hum. 4!


During the month of the Hum. 4 research paper, April, you collectively:


  • Retrieved 546 reference articles from the Gale digital reference library.
  • Visited  the library’s Ebsco products 625 times (screen grab below).
  • Made 210 visits to the library’s Kanopy educational film database, watching 1,502 minutes of footage.
  • And viewed the Hum. 4 research guide – 3,334 times!



EbscoAdmin Page – April 2016 Session Usage Report. EbscoHost. Web. 03 May 2016.

Why do we cite?

By - Research & Instruction Librarian April 26th, 2016

The Hum. 4 paper is due in a few short days & my inbox is happily filled with citation conundrums.


Why do we do it?


Academics cite for a variety of good reasons, including:

  • To supply the reader with the source information, should the reader wish to locate the item.
  • To demonstrate use of, and credit, the work being drawn upon.
  • To distinguish the different voices contributing to one’s project, including distinguishing one’s own voice and contribution to the conversation.


A quick shout-out to (integrates with Google docs!) for citation creation and it even helps with in-text citation format.


Citation sticky wickets?  Let me know, happy to help!



Image Information:

NoodleTools: Works Cited Project Page. Noodletools. Web. 22 April 2016.


Research @ the Schoolhouse

By - Research & Instruction Librarian April 14th, 2016

Free block between classes? Hum flex-ing? Have a research question?

New!  & for the month of April,


I’ll be in 308 to answer research questions:

Monday – C and E block (including Hum. Flex)

Tuesday – B Block

Thursday – B Block


See you soon!


See you in Canvas!

By - Research & Instruction Librarian April 12th, 2016

Research question?


Ask me in Canvas!


Look for the discussion board in your course page titled ‘Research Questions’ (or something similar).


We can learn as a collective at the digital Harkness table.  🙂



Hum. 4 Paper!

By - Research & Instruction Librarian April 5th, 2016

It begins!


Happy Picard. Meme Generator.  Web. 10 March 2016.


As always, there’s a research guide for that!  The Hum. 4 Research Guide identifies library sources for finding a topic, getting background information, locating books, magazines, newsreels and even documentaries.


Hum. 4 research questions?  Do be in touch!  Ms. Sanborn





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