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For Teaching

How can I help my students become better researchers in the Library and online?

Where can I send my students for help?

How can I assess my students' information literacy competency?

How can I help students avoid plagiarism?

How do I put materials on Reserve for my course(s)?

What do I need to know about copyright for materials I use in my classes?

For Researching

How can I see what books I have checked out or on hold? Can I renew online?

Can I get a card that will let me check books out of other Rhode Island research libraries?

Does the Library maintain a digital repository?

How can I learn about the work of my colleagues, and share mine as well?

What article databases are available at URI?

For Your Department

I'm proposing a course. Where do I get the Library Impact Statements?

Which librarian is my subject selector / liaison?

Created and Revised By

Brian T. Gallagher, Margaret J. Keefe, & Andrée Rathemacher, 9/04; Margaret J. Keefe, Rev. 6/06, 8/08; Amanda Izenstark, 9/10, 12/15

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