University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, will present a special series for students – “Research Skills” — in October. This series will help students learn how to identify authoritative resources from the Internet, access journal articles from the library’s databases, and create bibliographies and citations for their research papers.
The first class, “Research Skills: Internet Sources,” will take place on Tuesday, October 8, beginning at 2:00 pm, in the Computer Lab. Students will learn how to get quality research information online by using authoritative sources on the Internet.
The second class, “Research Skills: Databases,” will take place on Tuesday, October 15, beginning at 2:00 pm, in the Computer Lab. Students will learn how to use the library’s online databases to retrieve authoritative research material from journals and newspapers.
The final class, “Research Skills: Citations,” will take place on Tuesday, October 22, beginning at 2:00 pm, in the Computer Lab. Students will learn how to create bibliographies for their research papers by using online citation tools that ensure that their citations are done in the correct format.
The programs are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “University Branch,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-633-5150, or by visiting the library.