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About the CSI Library: Librarian Visit

Mission, policies, services, staff, and contact information

Librarian Visit and Digital Services

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Did you know?

A recent study by the Association of American Colleges & Universities (2015) found that only 30% of employers feel that would-be college graduates are prepared in key skill areas. Information and media literacy are a major component of preparedness.

Information Literacy is the ability to know when there is a need for information and to identify, locate, evaluate, and use that information effectively to address the issue or problem under examination. (NFIL)

How can we help you?

Face to Face:

Navigating the digital world these days can seem overwhelming, but the CSI Library is here to help by introducing students, staff, and faculty to our latest resources and assisting with research, evaluation, and citation. We are always happy to come speak with classes on these topics and can give a brief overview of our resources and how to access them, as well as more specialized talks on research strategies or evaluating materials.

  • If you would like to schedule a time for a reference librarian to come speak with your class, please contact either:
  • If you would like to stop by and visit or would like to call and go over the many resources available from the library – we are always happy to help.

Online Resources:

  • To contact a librarian, look under the Ask Here section of the Library homepage. We welcome any questions, as well as suggestions for additions to our links.
  • Click the Search the Library Catalog button to look up books, eBooks, DVDs, CDs, and other items in the library collections.
  • Click Electronic Resources to browse eJournal, eBook, audiobook, and film collections.
  • The Find Articles link shows you the range of databases that we offer and where you and your students can find articles from research journals, magazines, newspapers, and reference books.
  • When the full text is not available, you can request it via our Interlibrary Loan service.
  • Another source for current magazine articles is the Flipster display at the bottom of the Library home page. Read digital versions of more than 30 magazines online.
  • LibGuides are overviews that point to the best information sources for over 90 subject areas. If you would like us to create a guide for your class or subject area, just ask.
  • One popular guide that we provide a separate link to on the Library homepage is Citation Help. We also have a LibGuide for Research Tips and Peer Reviewed Articles.
  • The “Got Questions?” section on the library homepage answers general questions about the library in print and video formats.
  • Every month we post a list of new items that have been added to the Library Catalog. Click the link to New Titles on the Library homepage.
  • Library Talk is a newsletter with short answers to questions that we hear a lot at the reference desk, such as how to choose a topic, how to type a hanging indent, and how to type a search statement in a magazine database.
  • For an overview of the Library, check out the “About the About the CSI Library LibGuide.
  • Visit our Facebook page for the latest updates from the CSI Library.

If there is anything else that you would like to see on the Library home page, just ask.

Have a great day!

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Reference & Research Help

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