Improve Search Results with Online Research Toolkit Workshop

For the past two years, the Research Toolkit workshops have been helping students do better research faster. Each of the eight workshops is designed to improve library research skills in an area that has been identified as a challenge for college students. Students from first-semester first-year to those finishing a dissertation have attended and had overwhelmingly positive things to say. Over the past two years, 95% of attendees have reported feeling more confident that they could apply the information or skill they learned in the workshop to their research projects.

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The regularly-scheduled Research Toolkit series will return in the fall semester, but help is still available to students who want to complete a workshop this summer. Stop Searching and Start Finding, the workshop that focuses on the fundamentals of searching scholarly databases for more effective, efficient searches, is available as an online workshop. The workshop is divided into six parts, each of which highlight a different aspect of searching databases.

The online workshop incorporates quizzes and has the option for students to include an email address to notify an instructor that they completed the workshop. The online workshop is available at For more information about this or any of the other Research Toolkit workshops, email

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Libraries Catalog Maintenance – May 17th

University Libraries local online catalog will be unavailable May 17, 2016 due to scheduled server maintenance. OhioLINK, online databases, and journal articles will continue to be available at For questions, please contact 775-2925.


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Fuzz Therapy April 26th!

This finals week, Tuesday, April 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. please join us for Fuzz Therapy! Stop by the second floor of Dunbar Library and de-stress with service dogs in training from 4 Paws for Ability, brought to you by 4 Paws WSU.

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Spring Cleaning and Library Emails

Having trouble remembering when your library materials are due? Don’t get stuck in the spring-email-cleaning blues!

 ClutterYour email Clutter folder may be swallowing your reminders from the library. Check your Clutter folder regularly, or follow the CaTS procedure to turn this feature off.  

Even better, sign up for the library’s text-message reminders with Library Elf! Visit:

Good luck and happy inbox cleaning, Raiders!

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