Locating information is more complex today than ever before and identifying credible information is more complex still. Whether you are a student or a faculty member, the CBC Library provides a variety of ways to help you learn how to select and use our resources effectively to better meet your class-related information needs.
Friday Workshops. You’re in a college class and you get an assignment to write a research paper. You must use credible sources to support a thesis and you must cite those sources. What do you do? You could try to do research for the paper the way you did it in high school but college professors expect more. Prepare yourself for college research and writing by attending our Friday Workshop Series.Workshops are available on a variety of topics from database search techniques to using Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Each workshop is one hour long, and all are taught in the Library.
Handouts and Resource Guides. Our librarians have prepared paper handouts and online resource guides that will assist you with both general needs and with specific classes and/or assignments. We have created a 'CBC Library' section in Canvas with modules for FYI, English classes, Psychology classes, Health Sciences classes, etc. We also have a Library Blog with topic suggestions and numerous examples of database searches. Please contact us if you have any difficulty gaining access, or if you do not find what you need.
Tailored Instruction. Our librarians can assist you in a variety of ways to help integrate information literacy into your curriculum and help your students become better researchers. Instruction sessions focus on research skills, are directly tied to your course research assignment, and should be scheduled at point of need as close as possible to the time when students are just beginning their research. To schedule an instruction session, please complete the CBC Library Class Registration Form.
Reserve the Epicenter. If you need to reserve the Epicenter computer lab but do NOT need a librarian, please contact Reference at 509-542-4890 (on campus dial x2290) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org; advance notice is greatly appreciated and helps ensure availability of needed resources.
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