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First Generation College Students: We're Here to Help!

We're Here to Help

Library Staff

How Can We Help?

Your Benedictine Librarians are available to help you make the transition from high school to an academic environment - even a virtual one!  This guide is also useful for all first year students at any age. As a freshman, there will be new challenges, new opportunities, and new skills for you to learn and master.  Please don't hesitate to ask us  for help.

  • Feel lost or overwhelmed by your assignments?  Don't know where to start?  No worries - we are here to help you!
  • Make the Library your learning and discovery partner -- class assignments, discovery, research papers, studying and group work, and more
  • Get help by topic, class, or library service with our  Research Guides.
  • Use BenSearch to help you discover books, articles, and other resources
  • Formulate a topic for your paper
  • Objectively evaluate the sources you've found and make sure they are right for your topic
  • Integrate these sources into your plan for a paper or assignment
  • Use correct citation methods to build your bibliography
  • Become a confident library user by learning, looking, questioning, and seeking help
  • Make the library your place for study, meeting, group work, collaboration, and haven of learning and discovery.
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