Make the most of your semester by doing these five things at the Library:
1) Add us to your contacts: You can text us, phone us, email us, chat with us, or even talk to us face-to-face. Add our information to your contact list so you can contact us as soon as you have a research question. Or, you can connect with us via social media!
2) Schedule a research consultation with your subject specialist: When you get your first research assignment, schedule an appointment with your subject specialist. He or she can show you how to search the Library’s millions of resources effectively and point you in the direction of the best resources for your topic. Want immediate assistance? Explore our online research guides with the best resources on every topic, from agriculture to Yellowstone.
3) Sign up for a group study room: The Library’s has group study rooms you can use to collaborate on projects, watch videos, or study with friends. Sign up now to use a rooms for up to 2 hours per day! And don’t forget that you can borrow any equipment you need in addition to what’s already in these rooms.
4) Make a lynda.com playlist: What are your goals this year? Do you want to be a PowerPoint wizard, become an amazing public speaker, or budget with Excel? Log in to lynda.com to find thousands of professional video tutorials on technology and professional skills. Create a playlist of the classes you want to take and work on them whenever you have time!
5) Explore Special Collections: Did you know that the Library has a large collection of rare and unique materials in Special Collections on the library’s 2nd floor, which are available to anyone for research? If you’re taking a class requiring original research this semester, take a few moments to explore Special Collections, which includes the University’s Archives, and information in areas such as Montana History, Trout and Salmon, Native Americans, Agriculture and Ranching, and much more! And, you can always study in Special Collections, even if you’re not using any of their other resources. It’s nice and quiet there!