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Library Frustration Relief: Library Frustration Relief

This guide offers some tips for using the Libraries successfully.

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Library Frustration Relief

Here are a few tips to help you navigate the library more successfully:

    • Understand the instructor’s assignment.
    • Allow a sufficient time slot for research and for learning to use the library.
    • Start early in the semester.
    • Bring paper and a pen or pencil.
    • Bring your student ID, a few $1 bills, and a flash drive.
    • Think of alternative topic words to describe your subject.
    • Check your spelling.
    • Read directions: look at signs and help screens.
    • Understand call number sequence and library locations.
    • Ask for help at the Info & Research Help Desk -- and ASK AGAIN!

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