Need some reliable information to support your next research paper? Have a question about how to cite sources? Want to improve your research skills? Copley has you covered and in this post we highlight three ways to make use of all that we have to offer.
Our Librarians have created more than 80 subject guides to help you start your research project. Better yet, stop by our reference desk and visit with a librarian in person or use our Ask a Librarian Service to chat, email, text or call a librarian; you can also search our Ask a Librarian knowledge base to find answers to frequently asked questions. If you need additional help, email the librarian who specializes in your topic and schedule a face-to-face meeting.
Our Resources and Services
Copley has many resources and services to help you with any projects you are working on. You can start your search in our Online Catalog; this allows you to filter search results to find precisely what you need. If Copley does not own the material you want, we can get it for you. To borrow books we do not have from another San Diego Library, search the Circuit Catalog. To borrow other materials we do not own or to request books not available via Circuit, use our Inter-Library Loan Service. If it is an article you need, start your search with our list of online databases containing scholarly articles and other information resources such as newspapers, indexes and encyclopedias.
Copley Library is offering many workshops this semester to help you develop your research skills including Extreme Google Scholar, APA the Easy Way and Writing a Lit. Review. In addition to our workshops, Copley is offering a re-vamped 1.5 unit Library 101 course this fall and spring to help you develop the skills you need to refine your research topics, design good search strategies and critically evaluate information resources.