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Library Guides

Library Guides :  

This service, available directly from (1) your Blackboard course shell as well as (2) the Library’s homepage, provides guided access to the best resources for doing research in your particular department or subject area. This is a directory, of sorts, of the best materials that our library has to offer students in any particular discipline or major. These pages feature journal databases, book & other media databases, as well as internet resources, the library’s Facebook stream, RSS feeds of best journals, and other useful research information.


Each of these pages will have similar features, but the individual resources mentioned will represent that subject area only. The subject librarian for that discipline can be easily contacted from the page.

  1. Each will have a ranked list of databases & internet resources in that subject that can be accessed directly, and searched separately
  2. Each will feature a ThoroSearch box that will search most resources in that subject area at the same time
  3. Each page features streamed tutorials with instruction on how to use the page, and library services that appear on the page
  4. Each page includes a Google Custom Search of selected websites of approved content in this subject area
  5. Each page also features contact icons for chat, email, phone and other direct contact to a subject librarian at Waterfield Library
  6. Each page contains a streamed copy of the library’s social media, useful for news and updates from the library itself

Get to know your subject librarians HERE.


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