Check out our online Course Guides!

Our course guides are designed to help you with your research. We have guides designed for specific courses (such as BIO 140, ENG 150PSY 430 and more) as well as general topics (such as Country Research Sources, Literary Criticism & English, Plagiarism, Holistic Counseling…..the list goes on!).
We have over 70 guides that cover many areas from American History to Social Work and much more in between!

Course guide features *:

  • –which databases to use to find the articles you need for your research;
  • –lists of journals related to your subject (print and/or online);
  • –book recommendations on your topic (print and/or e-books);
  • –video clips;
  • –relevant websites;
  • –have a question while using the guide? use the “chat with a librarian” feature;
  • –contact information for the librarian who created the guide — contact us anytime for assistance!
  • — ..and more!

Read to get started? Just click on the green “course guides” logo on the library home page!

*individual course guide content varies

Need to write research paper? Try our Smart Student Library Guide!

Need to write a research paper? Are you plagued with questions, such as:
~ How do I get started?
~ How do I find a topic?
~ Where do I find credible sources?
** Then try our Smart Student Library Guide! **

We’ve created a Smart Student Library Guide to help you through the research process.

The guide contains tools to help make the research process easy, such as:

  • –an assignment calculator to help manage your time,
  • — information on choosing a topic,
  • — a concept map creator,
  • — a worksheet for planning a search strategy,
  • — short tutorials on how to find and use the library’s resources

Try it out at:

Don’t forget: you can always visit the library for in-person research help. You can even set up a one-on-one consultation with a librarian.

*Call us at 401-341-2289 (or 401-341-2291)
*Text us at 401-324-9LIB (9542)
*Email us at [email protected]
*Chat with us at username salvelibrarian (Yahoo, GTalk, AIM, Windows Live/MSN) or use the chat widget on the library home page.

Full information at ask-a-librarian.