Free research workshops!

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Need help with starting your research or citing resources for a research assignment? Then register to attend to our free library research workshops being held at both the Downtown and Parham Road campuses. The workshops we have scheduled for this summer semester include:

  • Research the Smart Way: Getting too many results with that Google search? Need to get a research paper done and not sure how?  Learn how to research the smart way with the Reynolds Librarians. We’ve got everything you need to get started. Here’s what we’ll cover: Creating topic ideas; introduce the library catalog and databases as well as search strategies; how to access databases from home; learn the differences between Google and the library.
  • Cite it Right: APA and MLA: Not sure what MLA or APA citation styles are? Need to know how to do cite properly?  Let the Reynolds Librarians help you get on the right path! Here’s what we’ll cover: Learn what a citation is and how to identify its parts; how to cite a variety of print and online sources in APA and MLA style using citation tools.

Ask your instructor/s if you can receive extra credit for attending these workshops. Looking forward to seeing you at our workshops!

Image: “The Research Process” by Kim Louie, Lumen Learning is licensed under CC BY 4.0

2018 Reynolds Student Expo: Celebrating Inquisitive & Creative Students

This past week all three Reynolds campus libraries were bursting with student projects! A showcase of student work from many disciplines was on display proving that Reynolds students are inquisitive & creative when it comes to turning out projects.  256 students from 29 courses provided the dazzling array of works.

Almost 500 of event-attendees voted on the “People’s Choice” or best in show to crown the following winners:

Winners

You can view pictures of the events at the following links:

Here are some of the comments from student participants:

“Participating in the student expo was a great tool to allow me to actively involve myself in an education based event.”

“The student expo is really cool and made me more interested in the course”

“It encouraged me to apply myself more.”

“It gives you a sense of pride to have a piece displayed to a public audience.”

“I had to make sure my assignment was the best it could be because it was being presented to many people”

“Knowing that it would be displayed to the public provided extra incentive to make an attractive prototype.”

“This is the best program EVER.”

 

Special Thanks go out to all of the faculty who donated projects to the Library for this event:

Downtown Goochland Parham
Shalini Upadhyaya Jerrod Hunter Beth Bensen
Clifton Webb Karin Stretchko Sylvia Clay
Jerrod Hunter Betsy Trice Teresa Creech
Kathy Larue David Pippin Jerrod Hunter
Lynne Miller Ben Pryor Karen Lou
Puja Wingfield Mike Vaughan Karen Neal
Carolyn Parrish Lou Luchsinger Karen Steel
Jill Newbauer Laurie Weinberg
Estelle Kendall
Kathy Pettyjohn
Mary Penzer

The Student Expo proved once again that Reynolds students churn out amazing projects as part of their coursework. Thank you for letting us catch a glimpse into what it is that you, our students, are studying and thinking about!

Reynolds Libraries offer extended hours during exam weeks: Spring 2018

Student studyingTo help you prepare for final exams,  Reynolds Libraries will extend its hours of operation during the last weeks of the semester at the Parham and Downtown campuses.

Our extended schedule will be as follows:

7:45 am – 10:00 pm          Monday, April 23rd – Thursday, April 26th

7:45 am – 5:00 pm            Friday, April 27th

8:00 am – 2:00 pm            Saturday, April 28th (Downtown Library only)

10:00 am – 4: 00 pm         Saturday, April 28th, (Parham Library only)

7:45 am – 10:00 pm          Monday, April 30th – Thursday, May 3rd

7:45 am – 5:00 pm            Friday, May 4th

8:00 am – 2:00 pm            Saturday, May 5th (Downtown Library only)

10:00 am – 4: 00 pm         Saturday, May 5th (Parham Library only)

We hope the extended hours will provide you a safe and comfortable learning environment and to offer you the research assistance you need for your final exams and papers.

Good luck!

You’re Invited: 2018 Student Expo

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The Reynolds Libraries are pleased to present our fourth annual Student Expo! The Expo is a showcase of student work across our academic programs. Student work(s) must be entered by faculty. Students and faculty/staff are encouraged to attend.

The Expo will be held from 12-2pm at all three campuses and food will be served.

  • Tuesday, April 17th: Downtown Library, Room 230
  • Wednesday, April 18th: Goochland Library, Room 200
  • Thursday, April 19th: Parham Road Library, Massey LTC

Check out the Reynolds Student Expo 2017 to view the dazzling exhibits by our students across many different curriculums from last year.

There will be a People’s Choice winner at each campus expo. We look forward to seeing all the great exhibits!

APA & MLA Citation Help!

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Don’t forget that Reynolds Libraries can assist you with citing sources for your research assignments in the following ways:

For additional information, contact Reynolds Libraries

Happy International Fact-Checking Day!

April 2nd is International Fact-Checking Day. Check out the resources below. You can also participate in the global conversation on Twitter by following:
@factchecknet#FactcheckingDay and #FactCheckIt