Over the course of three Library sessions this summer, RAMP students will accomplish the following:
Role of the Library and Finding Help
Students will be able to describe how library staff, resources, and services can assist them in their research and academic work. Students will be able to identify at least one way to contact a librarian for research help.
Navigate the Library Website
Students will be able to identify, access and use the library resources, tools and services that best meet their information needs.
Students will demonstrate the ability to use the Library catalog to find books, eBooks, videos, and articles by title, author, subject, and keyword. They will devise productive search strategies by discovering relevant search terminology in subject headings, reference resources, and websites. Students will display their ability to narrow their searches through such tools as search engine limiters, modifying keywords, and phrases. Finally, they will determine when and how to broaden a search, based upon insufficient initial results.
Subject Specific Resources
Students will examine both library and internet resources that focus on subjects specific to their research project and future academic work. Students will be able to identify specific resources that relate to their research and discipline. Students will determine which resources are the most appropriate for their individual research topic.
Students will be able to determine what resources are appropriate for their research, various and diverse viewpoints on topics, and incorporate them into their research.
Students will use RefWorks to create citations and a works cited page. Students will communicate why citations are crucial for academic work. They will identify the parts of a citation to ensure the accuracy of each entry.
Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons
Wentworth Institute of Technology
550 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115