Contact: Dr. Monty L. McAdoo, Instructional Services Librarian (Room 231), 814-732-1070
This page provides a variety of tips about using the library more effectively and answers some of the more commonly asked questions we receive about research and the wide variety of information resources to which we provide access. Additional links have specific suggestions for faculty and students. Links to handouts developed by the library faculty and others are also included.
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What kinds of handouts and information are available to assist me?
The library faculty have compiled a variety of handouts, Web sites, and other materials to assist you with every step of the research process. They are categorized along the standards for information literacy for higher education established by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). If you need additional assistance, please stop by or contact the Information Desk on the 1st floor of the library (814-732-2253).
(for more information visit the ACRL Standards for Higher Education Web site)
|Getting Started with Research Using Baron-Forness Library Resources||
These two brief Powerpoint presentations will guide you through the basics of getting started with research. Be sure to read the notes for each slide.
Finding Books Using PILOT
|1: Defining Info Need||Determining the nature and extent of the information needed.|
|2: Accessing Info||Accessing information effectively and efficiently.|
|3: Evaluating Info||Evaluating sources critically.|
|4: Using Info||Using information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.|
|5: Information Ethics||Understanding various economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and using information ethically and legally.|
|Technical Help||Answers to many commonly asked technical sorts of questions. Though not an ACRL standard, these issues often cut across many information literacy standard and are essential for conducting your research efficiently and effectively.|
|Research Help||Answers to many commonly asked questions about the research process. Though not an ACRL standard, these issues often cut across many information literacy standard and are essential for conducting your research efficiently and effectively.|
|Tutorials||Access a variety of online tutorials to assist you with learning about how to do research and use various technologies and software (e.g. Microsoft Word).|
|Class Handouts||Copies of handouts distributed by library faculty during instructional sessions.|