The 21st Century Researcher - Using Your Library
The best introduction to using your library for research can be found in a short chapter from Becoming a Master Student textbook: "The 21st Century Researcher - Using Your Library" (pages 135 and 136).
Please, refer to the copy that was distributed during the first session.
Introduction to Library Research Component
Library research component was design as an integral part of Counseling 110 classes and has been taught at COS since Fall 2008. It consists of 3-4 class sessions led by an academic librarian with active involvement of the Counseling 110 instructor. These team-taught sessions introduce FYE students to basic information literacy skills and use of library resources for academic research. Some topics include: introduction to COS Library web page and LRC services; virtual library tour; using online library catalog; using classification system to locate books, and basics of retrieving information from academic electronic databases.
Counseling 110 instructors are expected to be in contact with the librarian, get involved in scheduling, planning and preparing students for library sessions. Both students’ and instructors’ comments and suggestions are used to adjust sessions according to students’ interests and needs. Communication with and involvement of the English instructor within FYE learning communities is strongly recommended in order to reinforce and enhance students’ learning.