First-Year Personal Librarian (FYPL)
All freshmen students are assigned a full-time Instruction and Research Services Librarian as their Personal Librarian
CORE 113 Workshops
All freshmen students are assigned a librarian to assist them with the transition to library research in an academic setting.
Five workshops covering valuable topics essential to academic success are offered in collaboration with the instructors of the CORE 113 First-Year Seminar course. Instructors are key in holding students accountable for completion of this requirement to attend and complete workshops.
Description: Introduces the Saint Francis University Library through the exploration of the library catalog as a tool to access various formats and types of information sources. This foundational session assures that students are capable of achieving higher level skills in research during their undergraduate years.
Description: Explore several of the library's databases as a way to find reliable information that can be either scholarly or popular in nature.
Description: Evaluation occurs when the researcher selects one source over another for a specific reason. All resources are not created equal. Selecting the best information sources requires looking at your assignment, the research topic, and the sources themselves to determine the value that a given resource provides to your work. Students look at the publication process of various types of resources in order to discern the distintive characteristics of each. Research scenarios are explored to illustrate the application of the evaluation process.
Description: Look at the ethical considerations when committing plagiarism from the creator's perspective through previewing an example scenario. Highlighting what characteristics identify a correctly attributed paraphrase, summary and quote.
Description: Identify the correct format for the citation of various types and formats of information resources you may encounter when building your works cited list. Application of rules are provided in the style manuals MLA & APA with a step-by-step process approach.