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Quick Links for FALL 2020
Remote Access to Library Services & Resources
Use this guide to find information about the library's remote services, scanning for print materials, links to electronic resources, and more!
Book a Study Space at Collins Library
The Front Reading Rooms at Collins Library are open for study! In each Reading Room is a mix of seating, including lounge chairs, seats at the long tables, and one computer per Reading Room.
Seats must be reserved.
Print on Campus: Fall 2020 Updates
Updates from Print & Copy Services, including information and the submission form for Print Green Remote for Students.
Start Your Research at the Library!
Our Top Research Tactics
As experienced researchers, you all bring a wide range of skills and practices to your individual projects and our collective workspace. To guide our discussion and foster cooperative learning, we will collaboratively generate a list of our top research tactics (e.g. go-to tools, search strategies, methods for staying organized, etc.). This list will remain accessible for you to refer to it throughout the semester.
Add your Top 5 Research Tactics to the Padlet below!
Before You Begin Researching
Some questions to think about before you dive in:
- Have you considered the full range of possible primary sources and only then selected the text?
- Do you/will you have access to the primary source(s) in the editions you need?
- Need help with identifying potential primary sources? Search Literature Resource Center and Literature Criticism Online for lists of literary works.
- Who was reading what when? Issues of readership and reception may be important! Do you need access to these historical sources themselves?
- The MLA International Bibliography is the obvious subject database to search, but would it be helpful to also search the databases of other disciplines, specifically history and religion?
- Will it be helpful to note reactions to various critical approaches? For example, will you need to look at reviews of scholarly books?