Tag Archives: Research

Hot Topic: Electronic & Social Media at Brown

Come to the library on Wednesday and find out more about our e-books, virtual reference chat, the blog and Facebook page, and other social media endeavors.

  • When: Wednesday, March 24th, 1:00pm
  • Where: Library Classroom, Top Floor of Brown
  • Facilitators: Laura Milliman and Kalyca Schultz

Due to a 24-seat limit in the classroom, pre-registration for this Hot Topic is required. Let us know you’re coming by calling Desiree Frye at 540-857-7583.

Library Offers Sweet Topic Guides

Looking to do some research for your criminal justice or history class? Or maybe you have a paper to write for your English class? Don’t fret because the Brown Library has developed a handy set of topic guides which covers a wide range of subjects.

  1. First, head on over to our Topic Guides homepage.
  2. Then, choose your subject. Writing a paper on Alice in Wonderland or Walt Whitman? Got it. Want to find out more about our science and engineering databases? Got it.
  3. Once you’ve chosen which subject interests you, the related Topic Guide will point you to the books, periodicals, and specific databases which will best supply the information you need.
  4. Takes notes, record your citations, and get to work on those papers and projects!

And don’t forget——you can always come visit your friendly library staff if you have any questions!

New Library Handbook!

The Brown Library Handbook for the 2008-2009 school year is now available. This handbook is the place to begin when starting a new paper or research project. Although written as a guide to go along with the English 111 class, students in many classes will find the information in it useful. Our circulation policies, library hours, and contact information are all inside, as well as detailed information on the library’s most popular resources, including both electronic databases and books. You can also access the library handbook online. Here is the handbook’s table of contents:

  • Brown Library Online
  • Step A: Book Catalog
  • Step B: EBSCO Databases
  • Step C: CQ Researcher
  • Step D: Factiva
  • Step E: Issues & Controversies
  • Step F: Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
  • Glossary of Library Terms
  • Sample English 111 Library Research Worksheet (MLA)

For more information, feel free to contact Reference Librarian Laura Milliman at 540-857-6509.