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Library Instruction: Tips for Students

Use this guide for all things related to library instruction.

Writing/Research Consultations

The Writing Center at Marshall University is a free tutoring service for all Marshall students who want help with their writing and research. Reference librarians are available for appointment to help with your research needs. Please visit the Writing Center's webpage to learn more.

Tips for Students

Being “information literate” means that you are able to locate a variety of information resources for your assignment efficiently and effectively and able to evaluate and use these resources effectively. Information literacy is not learned in a single library session. It is the product of many research assignments and library instruction sessions throughout your university career.

Mastering information literacy competencies can help you in a couple of practical ways:

  • You will save time in doing your research.
  • You will learn to use high quality resources that will lead to better grades.

Citing Sources

Use this guide for help with citing sources.  Some resources can be found on the Library Help page.  And the Library offers drop-in sessions on citing in APA, MLA and Turabian.  Check the Drop-In Sessions Calendar for dates and times.  If you have addittional questions ... Ask A Librarian!

Additional Resources from MU Libraries

To find books (including e-books), search our library catalog.

To find journals, search our journals list.

To find journal articles, search our article databases.

To find online reference information, search our reference databases.