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School for Professional Studies

For Students

Do you want to understand the research process, successfully find and use information, and be able to navigate library online and physical resources with confidence? You've come to the right place! I can,

  • Meet with you individually to discuss your topic or research strategies
  • Meet with your group to discuss library resources and research strategies
  • Recommend the best research strategies for your research assignment
  • Answer your questions via email, phone, chat, Skype, or in-person
    • Email me to request a research appointment (albertab@slu.edu)

For Faculty

Do you want a partner in your student's education? Do you want your students to critically evaluate and use information for their assignments? Do you want to incorporate information literacy into your course? Well, you have a librarian at your service! I can,

  • Introduce your students to research tools and strategies via a library instruction session​. 
    • Types of sessions include: basic information literacy instruction or subject-specific library instructionYou may also request subject-specific instruction from your subject liaison, or I may make the recommendation that you request a session from that librarian. 
      • Please provide at least one week notice for scheduling and class preparation
      • Email me to request instruction session (albertab@slu.edu)
  • Purchase books and other materials needed for your research
  • Analyze library collection in your subject areas
  • Discuss ways to best incorporate research skills and library materials into your class assignments
  • Meet with your students individually
  • Act as a liaison communicating your department's concerns and needs to library administration

See the library's website for more information for Faculty & Staff

Resources You may find in the Library

There are different resources for different information needs.

  • Reference Books include encyclopedias, handbooks, and dictionaries. These types of books may be useful as you explore background knowledge, understanding disciplinary terminology, and fact-checking.  Reference books can be in print and/or electronic format.
  • Books are found in the online library catalog and most circulate with three-week borrowing periods.  in addition to traditional books the library has a large collection of ebooks.
  • Article Databases are used for finding journal articles. Some of the databases contain general articles on many subjects, while some are more subject specific.
  • Statistics are useful to support an argument or making predictions.

To access SLU resources from off campus, you will need your SLUNet ID and password. When you select a SLU Libraries resource from this guide or the Libraries' website, you will be prompted to enter you username and password to access the resource. More information on off campus access is available on the Libraries' Website.