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FS 100 - College Success - Burns: Getting Started

What do you need?

It doesn't matter if you can find a quality source if you aren't able to identify whether that source fits your information needs. By interpreting your assignment and taking a step back to think about your needs, you will be able to evaluate what you have found to determine its relevance to your needs. 

You need... Look for...
general information sources that provide overviews to help you gain understanding
opinions on a topic sources that share points of views on a topic
facts to support your statements research articles, data sources, or statistical resources
specific examples first-person narratives or case studies
an expert's take scholarly research articles, books, or other works written by someone who has demonstrated expertise
the latest information newspapers or websites

Getting Help

How to Use This Guide

Each tab along the top holds content for you to view. Each tab is designed to be viewed both as standalone instruction on that topic as well as to fit in with the other content. They contain videos, links, and text to help you become better researchers. 

How to Get Help on Your Research

While our physical spaces are inaccessible, we are all working remotely to provide you with as much assistance as possible. My contact information is in the box at right (or below on a mobile device). You are welcome to contact me via email, text, or phone call - whichever works best for you. I am typically available "on-demand" between the hours of 7am and 9pm. If you would like to set up an appointment to meet via zoom, I can work directly with you and your search content with one or both of us sharing our screens. 

General Comment

I hope you are all faring well, and recognize that many of you may have kids, partners, and pets at home who are demanding your attention. I'm a mom of a 7-year-old girl who I am assisting with her own schoolwork, have a dog that barks at everything from a spider on the ceiling to the mailman, and a husband who is also working from home. Please do not feel like you need to apologize for interruptions or find a perfectly quiet uninterrupted space or time to meet with me as I am fully aware of how utterly impossible that may be. If you need help, please contact me - it will save you time in the long run!

Reference & Instruction Librarian

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Corrine Syster
Contact:
Reference & Instruction Librarian
Office: McCormick Library 113
ccsyster@hacc.edu
717-525-1035 (cell)