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Does Your Student Need Research Help? Use Navigate’s Alerts!

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Beginning Summer 2024, instructors can raise an ad-hoc alert for students who require research assistance. When instructors submit their Library: Research Support Needed alert, a librarian will reach out to each student personally to offer services. Correspondence can be monitored on the instructor’s Navigate homepage under “Alerts.”

For students unfamiliar with library resources, a librarian can help them with:

  • An orientation to the library
  • Orientations to discipline-specific library resources
  • Locating and requesting sources

For students struggling to get started on their research assignment, a librarian can help them with:

  • Developing, narrowing, or broadening their research topic
  • Developing a search strategy (e.g., keywords for searching)
  • Selecting appropriate databases for their research topic
  • Identifying primary and secondary sources as well as peer-reviewed sources

For students in a research intensive or capstone class needing help organizing their sources, a librarian can help them:

How the library will provide support:

  • Workshops
    • Library 101 (library resources orientation)
    • Discover your topic
    • Gathering your sources
  • Research Appointments
    • One-on-one (or small groups for group projects)
    • Online & in-person options

Please reach out to if you have any questions.