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Archer Library Guides

Archer Library Guides most often serve as a starting point for student research. Library guides help users navigate the complex library and information landscape.  But that's not all! Guides are also designed for library instruction sessions, developed to provide course or assignment resources, curate event and program information, and support library events, workshops, and presentations.

Types of Library Guides

Archer Library guides generally fall into one of these four categories: 

Research Guides • Focus on specific subject areas and typically include library materials, eBooks, database recommendations, and internet resources. 

Course or Program Guides • Provide information and resources to support programs, courses, projects, or assignments. 

Library Instruction Guides •  Developed to be used in conjunction with library instruction sessions. Guides remain available to students even after they complete their course. 

General Topic Guides • Provide information on library events, workshops, presentations, and general topics of interest to library users.

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Featured Library Guides

Take a closer look at these featured guides to learn more about the four guide types. 

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Nursing Resources

This guide presents Archer Library resources for Nursing students and faculty. Here you will find collection information, database and article recommendations, websites, research tools, and copyright resources. Specific nursing topics are addressed with tabs dedicated to Transcultural Nursing, Public Health, and Evidence Based Nursing. Selected database video tutorials are provided.


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ENG 371 • Literature & Film

This library guide supports ENG 371: Literature & Film. It is a starting point for locating Archer Library information and resources selected to support course assignments. Library collections such as books, e-books, databases and articles, are introduced. Two frameworks for evaluating information, R.A.D.A.R. and S.I.F.T. are presented for student use. 


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EDEC 262 • Foundations in Literacy K-9

This is a library instruction and course assignment guide. Three instruction sessions, database research (jigsaw), catalog searching (active learning), and an IRC scavenger hunt (experiential learning) are presented. Library resources and information supporting literacy based topics research, lesson planning, and teaching strategies are provided. Information literacy frames, knowledge practices, and dispositions, are identified.


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M.Ed. Adult Education

M.Ed. Research Adult Education is a program guide with information and resources for EDAE 501, 503, 505,601, & 603. Students are introduced to library databases, the library catalog and eBooks, resources for evaluating information and journal types, Machi & McEvoy's Literature Review Model, and how librarians support the research process. A 'Voices in Adult Education' section was developed at the request of course professors; it highlights five scholars.


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Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon •  Ohio Women on Wikipedia

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon is a general topic guide supporting a series of three professional development workshops. Attendees participated in the Ohio Women on Wikipedia Edit-a-thon the last week of March 2022. Working sessions were held in Archer Library's active learning lab and available on Zoom: (1) Getting Started with Wikipedia; (2) Research & Citation Strategies; and (3) Edit-a-Thon. Information literacy Frames, knowledge practices, and dispositions are identified.



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