University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, will present a special series for students – “Research the Right Way” — in April. 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 Wednesday, April 3, beginning at 10:30 am, in the Computer Lab. Students will learn how to get quality research information online by using the Internet Links that are available on the library’s website. These websites have been selected by librarians, who have determined that the sites contain reliable information.
The second class, “Research Skills: Databases,” will take place on Wednesday, April 10, beginning at 10:30 am, 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 Wednesday, April 17, beginning at 10:30 am, 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 MLA or APA 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.