Help for Research Paper

Author Ray Bradbury is credited with this writing advice: “Quantity produces quality. If you only write a few things you are doomed.” The same could be said about research for that final paper–the more research you do, the better information you will find.

So, hi there, you tired and weary students struggling to get that final research paper done. Help is available. You can come to the Reference Desk, top floor of Brown Library, for in-person research and citation help. Or, you can use the library online contacts to get questions answered by clicking here: http://www.virginiawestern.edu/library/askalibrarian/index.php .

Other really good sources can be found on the Purdue University Online Writing Center site: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/658/01/ and (for APA citing) at http://blog.apastyle.org/

And if you want to read some more writing tips from great authors, check out this site: http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/art-of-writing/

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Super Saturdays at Brown Library

They’re coming — Super Saturdays at Brown Library!   It’s almost the end of the semester, and Brown Library wants to support you with your final exams and research projects.   The library’s top floor and the main floor Academic Link are extending their hours to 9am to 4pm on November 22 and December 6.   The first 50 students who come to Brown Library on a Saturday to study and use our services will get better grades.   What a deal!

IMPORTANT NOTE: The hours for the Testing Center (on Brown Library’s ground floor) are different and are posted here.  The hours for the Writing Center (also on the ground floor) are here.

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More than 100 new books are here.

We are always excited about new books making their way to the shelves. More than 100 were recently added to the collection. See Brown Library New Books 10-23-14 for the complete list.

 

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Get to Know InfoGuides

Believe it or not, your friendly librarians do not live at the library. For those times in the middle of the night when you’re in need of assistance, check to see if we have an InfoGuide that meets your needs.

infoguides bannerWhat: InfoGuides are librarian-created websites. They are often created for a specific class or subject and contain library resources related to that class or subject. Topics include English 111, Citation Styles, Finding Statistics, Dental Hygiene, and more.

Who: We have created InfoGuides for students, faculty, and staff to use. Anyone can access any of the guides.

Why: We create InfoGuides with the needs of our students, faculty, and staff in mind. The guides exist to help you navigate library resources that are relevant to your academic needs. Each InfoGuide is customized and contains credible information.

When: 24/7/365! You can access InfoGuides absolutely any time you want.

Where: There are several ways to access InfoGuides.

If you have suggestions on future class, subject, or topic guides you’d like us to add, please let us know!

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Listen to the rockets and the roar–and the words

nasa-logo-640You can listen to and download sounds from early space flights and current missions on NASA’s new SoundCloud account. Hear the noises of the Solar System & Beyond, Rocket Engine, Space shuttle mission, Mercury and Apollo, and more. Make your computer shout, “Houston, we have a problem” every time you make an error. Check out https://soundcloud.com/nasa

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