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  • Getting started with academic research

    Academic research is is a multi-step process that doesn't always go in a straight line; you may find yourself returning to previous stages as you refine your topic. You'll also need to become familiar with the different types of sources required for your research project.

  • Research Portal

    Library research is is a multi-step process that doesn't always go in a straight line; you may find yourself returning to previous stages as you refine your topic.

  • Screencasts

    Screencasts are brief videos that demonstrate uses of library databases and other resources.

  • Research paper scheduler

  • Information Skills Modules (ISM)

    Going beyond how-to demonstrations that segregate subject-matter learning from research skills, Virginia Tech's Information Skills Modules lead users through the thinking processes required for effective, efficient research in today's complex worlds of information. The flexible, modular design means that you can work with just one segment, any topical module, or the whole package. We invite you to contribute to the growing collection of instructor and learner resources on the ISM site.

  • Webinars on library resources

    Listed here are webinars offered by database, ejournal, ebook, and other library resource companies (as opposed to ones we offer ourselves). Anyone can sign up for these webinars and view them at your own desktop. (You'll want to verify you have the necessary software to view and participate in the webinar.) Some provide the webinar audio through your computer's speakers of headphones, other require you to call into a phoneline.

  • Plagiarism

    Universities set standards for academic integrity. Being aware of how to avoid plagiarizing sources will help you achieve those standards.

  • Glossary of library terms

    You can come across some confusing or new terminology when using the library and its resources. This list of terms and definitions can help that understanding.


Newman Library Hours

Fall 2016

Sunday: Opens at 9:00 A.M.
Monday-Thursday: 24 Hours
Friday: Closes at 10 P.M.
Saturday: 9:00 A.M.-10:00 P.M.