Baylor University Libraries, through cooperation with the Paul L. Foster Success Center, will offer four six-week courses designed to help students hone their study and research skills. Each course is worth one unit of academic credit, which will make them attractive to students who either have room in their Fall schedule or who need an additional unit of elective credit toward graduation. These courses are taught by Reference Librarians and span a variety of subjects:
Using Technology for Personal and Academic Productivity
September 29 - November 10, 2008
Don't let technology get the best of you! Find ways to harness technology to become more productive in life, work and study through email, RSS, internet browsers and extensions, online to-do/planning/collaboration software and library-related technology.
Better Grades, Less Effort: Finding Resources for Papers and Reports
September 30 - November 11, 2008
Learn better ways to analyze research topics, choose databases, search effectively and efficiently, and locate the full text of a resource.
Locating and using Business and Government Resources for Research
October 2 - November 13, 2008
Discover tips and techniques for locating business and government resources to make your research easier and more productive. Learn to give your report or class project added pizzaz with business or government information.
Alternatives to Wikipedia
October 1 - November 5, 2008
Discover the electronic resources in the BU Libraries for all major disciplines that are reliable, authoritative, easily accessed alternatives to Wikipedia.
Students may register for these courses at any time prior to their first meeting. Once these courses commence they may not be added. For more information, contact Jones Library at 710-2122 or IM BaylorLibrarian.