This past fall semester, our Information Services Librarian Mark Puterbaugh has been tirelessly working on the library’s very first site devoted to teaching students how to perform academic research at Warner Memorial Library. Using Google Sites as the host, this interactive guide offers videos and follow-up exercises to help you put into practice the topics covered in each lesson. As Eastern begins to offer more courses online, the need and use of this site will continue to increase. The genesis of this project started with an idea from the English Department. The library has always provided face-to-face research instruction. We also have an extensive collection of videos (over 75!) available on YouTube for our students and the rest of Eastern’s community to benefit from, not to mention over 100 research guides via our LibGuides site. Yet we were lacking a cohesive tool that brings all this together. Enter the idea for our brand new “An Introduction to Library Research Site”. Available to everyone with an Eastern email address, this site is currently incorporated in Eastern’s English 102 College Writing courses. Over the course of this next year, we will continue to edit the site as new resources are added. For now, we’re really excited about it and hope that the Eastern community greatly benefits from it!
Take a look for yourself by logging into your Eastern email account. In the upper left corner of the screen, click on the link “Sites”. On the site’s page, click on the link “An Introduction to Library Research Site” to take a look at it.