March 3, 2016

2016 Scholar's Celebration

The MCU Library recently hosted the 2016 Scholar's Celebration.  

This event is held in the spirit of sharing in the areas of faculty and staff's professional interests outside the classroom.  The aim of the evening was to help generate a better understanding of what our community is doing outside the classroom environment; adding to everyone's general knowledge in the process. 

Here is a sampling of the presentations and topics presented:

We have a selection of books that are on display that represent some of the publications MCU faculty/staff have published.  Come take a look!  They will be on display for the remainder of the month of March. 

November 2, 2015

How To Find Credible Research Sources: CRAAP Method

One of the most common questions that Marymount students mention about the trouble they have with a research project is: 

How do I find credible resources?!?!?!

The Internet is a great resource; however, answering this basic research question can be a HUGE challenge if you don't critically think about your resources.

Luckily, the MCU Library is here to help answer those specific questions.  In fact, that is a large part of our daily mission; to provide access to, training for, and assistance with locating QUALITY information.  

We have created an online guide to help our students better understand how to find credible resources, both online (hello, Google!) and using library resources (databases, books and eBooks).  This is a good place to understand the questions you should try to answer about your resources.

In this guide, we've introduced a concept referred to as the "CRAAP Method." This is an easy to remember acronym that can help you identify a credible resource.  

For more information, check out the "How To Find Credible Resources" library guide to get more assistance with finding credible information.

If you need more help, feel free to contact a librarian.