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Workshop: How to Find an Article

We’ve all been there, frustrated with a database search and looking for the perfect article for your paper or project, but you just can’t find it. Or, you can find a summary of one that looks great, but we don’t have access to it anywhere. If you’ve ever experienced these frustrations of research, and want to do something about it, this workshop can help!

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We’ll go through how to search databases better, which databases are the best for your purposes and how to get those pesky articles that seem just out of reach. Register for this workshop, which takes place in Crown 111 on October 9th at 6 pm, October 11th at 2:30 pm and October 12th at 11 am.

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Workshop: How to Find a Book

Have you ever had trouble tracking down book in Crown? Don’t even know where to start? This workshop is for you!

How to Find a Book- InstagramFrom searching the catalog to understanding what you can and can’t check out, this 20-minute workshop is designed to make you more familiar with the print book collection here. Attendees will not only learn more about the books we have, but how they are arranged and what to do when we don’t have one (hint: I-Share to the rescue!).

Don’t miss out on this workshop which takes place in Crown 111 on October 2nd at 6 pm, October 4th at 2:30 pm and October 5th at 11 am.

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Library Workshop: Choosing the Best Library Resources (Survival Skills for Class and the Zombie Apocalypse)

You get the alert on your phone. It’s happened, the dead are walking. You’re stuck in the library, zombies clawing at the doors. What can you do? Look for helpful information! The library is full of that, right? But how do you know which source to choose? At our free workshop, “Choosing the Best Library Resources: Survival Skills for Class and the Zombie Apocalypse” you’ll learn how to identify different sources and find out which ones might be best for your research papers, or which ones might get you past the zombies alive!

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Library Workshop: How to Start Research

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As we get deeper into the semester, professors are probably advising you to start thinking seriously about your big research projects. If you don’t know where to start, Crown Library’s How to Start Research workshop can help. We will lead you through three basic steps that will set you up for success: reading your assignment to identify all of the research requirements, understanding the difference between a thesis and a research question, and creating key words or search terms. Once you have these three skills, you’ll be able to start your research on the right foot. We will be hosting this workshop in Rebecca Crown Library, Room 111, at the following times:

Monday, September 18 at 6:00 pm;

Wednesday, September 20 at 2:30 pm;

Thursday, September 21 at 11:00 am.

You can register on the library’s Workshops page.

We hope to see you there!

Follow the Library on Instagram

Missing Dominican already? The Library is here to wash away your Dominican homesickness. “How?”, you ask. With a brand new Instagram account! All summer we will be posting pictures of what all the library staff and librarians are up to while most of the students and faculty are away.

To follow us, check out the link below or search rebeccacrownlibrary under people in Instagram.

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FREE Valentine’s Day Cards!

Valentine’s Day is next Tuesday, and if you’re feeling unprepared, never fear: Crown Library has you covered. We’ve got tons of romantic books for you to check out in our display area on the first floor, near the women’s bathrooms.  While you’re there, you can admire our beautiful “Love Is Love” poster.  The Love Is… comics were started by artist Kim Casali in the 1960s, and have delighted readers ever since.  Jessica Barth, our media center coordinator, designed this updated version for us.


Plus, from now until Valentine’s Day, we’re giving out free Valentines for you to take and share!


We’ve got cards to appeal to any Valentine, from nursing and Physician Assistant students…


…to science students,


music students,


library science students,


and your library crush!


Stop by the library today and see all of your card options!