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Getting Started in the Library

This guide helps students and faculty get started navigating the library's online resources.

Library Course Pack Readings

The library provides many resources and services that are here to support your research and creative practice. You are likely familiar with using the library to help you complete assignments, get inspiration for a project, or inform yourself about a topic or issue, but have you ever wondered about the philosophies and processes that allow you to to access to those resources. Then this course pack is for you!

The following texts are from books that you can access in the library. In I got an A+ in Art and You can too, Tonik Wojtyra describes how the library supplements curricular content and provides access to additional information that may not be covered in your courses. The graphic novel, Paths Towards Utopia, uses comics panels to explore the similarities between the dreams of utopian societies to some of the basic tenets and values of libraries. Another graphic novel, Information Now, is more technical than philosophical, but offers a useful explanation on the differences between catalogues and databases, which can be a confusing distinction!

If you would like to learn more, you can borrow all of these books from the library. Click on the selected books below to see more information on how to access it from the collection. If you would like to cite any of these sources, the MLA citation is provided below the text.

Selected Books

I Got an A+ in Art and You Can Too

Wojtyra, Toonik. I Got an A+ in Art and You Can Too. Rockonski, 2007. Print

Paths Toward Utopia: Graphic Explorations of Everyday Anarchism

Milstein, Cindy, and Erik Reuland. Paths Toward Utopia : Graphic Explorations of Everyday Anarchism. PM, 2012. Print

Information Now: A Graphic Guide to Student Research

Upson, Matt, et al. Information Now : A Graphic Guide to Student Research. University of Chicago Press, 2015. Print.

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