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FAQs for Undergrads, Grad Students, and Faculty


Welcome! This page lists many of the questions faculty and instructors ask us frequently, and provides links to more information. If you have a question that isn't addressed below, please contact us!

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?

Do you offer workshops or sessions on citation managers, databases, or other library resources?

For Your Department

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

Which librarian is my subject selector / liaison?

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