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Improve Your Success In The Library

Want to make the most of your visit to the library? Follow these tips for sure success!

 

Tips For Success

Want to make the most of your visit to the library? Follow these tips for sure success!

Bring your syllabus and assignment sheet with you.
Sure, librarians know a lot, but even we can’t read your instructor’s mind! The more details we can see about your assignment, the better we can help you.

Plan ahead.
Think about your topic before you come in. Do some brainstorming or mind mapping—use whatever method works for you. Come up with some key words, and have an idea of what you would like to focus your search on. Doing this doesn’t mean your ideas can’t change, but at least we’ll have a starting point when we sit down to get some work done.

Allow yourself time for searching.
So many times we encounter students who drop by on the way to class to do some quick research. Sometimes this works, but usually it doesn’t leave you enough time to find quality sources that really fit with your assignment. I’ve often just barely gotten to the good stuff when a student will say, “OK, let’s just print the first three—I have to get to class!” And of course this applies to the long run too. If it is the night before your assignment is due and you are just starting your search for sources, how well do you really think you’ll be able to analyze and process the information before writing your paper?

Talk to a librarian.
You are not on your own! Librarians are here to help you—it’s our job, and no question is too simple. While we value our work study students greatly, and know that they are very helpful, they are not trained to assist with research. Maria, Gabriela and Kim have prepared with many years of experience and advanced degrees to be able to talk to you and find out what you need. We also know the ins and outs of the book catalog and electronic databases.
If you happen to come in at a time when we are not available, drop us an e-mail or voicemail and we will get back to you. If you can only come in in the evening or on weekends, talk to us, and we can work something out to accommodate your schedule.

Wear layers.
We just have to accept it. We work and go to school in an old classroom building that was built in 1957. When the heat is on, it’s toasty. When the heat is off, there’s a chill in the air. Come prepared!

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Kim Pendergraft
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Assistant Librarian/Archivist
Eastern Oklahoma State College
Bill H. Hill Library
1301 West Main Street
Wilburton, Oklahoma 74578
918.465.1783
918.465.0112 Fax
kdpendergraft@eosc.edu
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Maria Martinez
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Director of Library Media Services
Bill H. Hill Library
Eastern Oklahoma State College
1301 W. Main Street
Wilburton, OK 74578
918.465.1711
918.465.0112 Fax
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Maria Gabriela Arroyo
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Administrative Assistant to the Librarian
Eastern Oklahoma State College
Bill H. Hill Library
1301 W. Main Street
Wilburton, OK 74578
918.465.1781
918.465.0112 Fax
marroyo@eosc.edu
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