I’m nearing the end of my graduate degree, and I’m taking MED 6000 this semester. I just found out that I have to write a capstone paper, and that I will have to use library resources to do my research. Libraries have changed so much since the last time I was in school, and I don’t know where to get started. Please help!
In the Home Stretch
Dear In the Home Stretch,
The library can help! Our website has many research guides that will give you the information to get started, including our Capstone and Thesis Research Guide. We also have guides on writing a literature review and MLA and APA styles.
Throughout the semester, the library offers online training webinars. You can sign up for webinars on such subjects as selecting a topic, using Google Scholar, or just a general overview of services that the library offers (just to name a few). You can sign up in advance, and watch online as a librarian demonstrates and answers your questions. Even if you have a busy schedule and cannot attend it live, you can view recordings on demand.
Don’t forget that librarians are standing by to answer your questions. You can call, text, chat, or visit the library reference desk for help. Librarians are available and even during evenings and weekends, and can be reached via chat 24 hours a day!
Good luck with your capstone project, ITHS! We hope to hear from you soon!
Marian the Librarian