Choosing a Research Topic

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Written by: Sarah Diaz The first step to writing a research paper is deciding what topic to focus on. If your professor has assigned a topic, you already know what you are going to research, but if the choice is up to you, you may be wondering where to begin. This can be a challenging… Read more »

7 Library Tips for the Virtual Learner

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Written by: Madison Brents Do virtual classes have you feeling disconnected from the university? As someone who has always taken primarily virtual classes, even before the pandemic, I understand how easy it is to be out-of-touch with academic life when you are not actually there. Fortunately, UNT Libraries has developed many resources just for virtual… Read more »

Questions from GSAs about Scholarly Publishing

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Written By: Scholar Speak Team As aspiring researchers, there is a lot we want to learn about Scholarly Communication. So, we brainstormed our most pressing questions regarding Scholarly Communication and sent them to the Library’s Scholarly Communication Librarian, John Martin. John was more than happy to answer our questions and encouraged anyone who had questions… Read more »

The Scholarly Publication Process and UNT Libraries Scholarly Publishing Services

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Written by: Utsav Ranjit This Scholar Speak post is the inspiration for the upcoming event “Speaking with Scholars on Scholarly Publishing”. Please join us Thursday (07/16) at 2pm to hear about our experiences with submitting proposals for grants, posters, columns, and exchange tips for getting through the process as a student scholar. Come to ask… Read more »

Scholar Speak Goes Virtual!

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Scholar Speak Blog Logo Scholar Speak is going virtual this summer! The GSAs from Access Services will be hosting two student-to-student sessions providing useful tips, tricks, and trivia to sharpen your research skills. The event for June, Google it! How to Google like a Scholar, is to be held on Wednesday, June 17th at 1pm. Come and join our virtual scavenger hunt to learn more about research using library resources vs Google. Our Scholar Speak student experts will… Read more »

Listen out loud! Electronic Reserves That Read Themselves

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Written By: Emily Akers Electronic reserves, or e-reserves, are just like print course reserves, which Angela Whitfield describes in Clearing the Air About Course Reserves. They are course materials that the instructor has designated as required reading for their class. The only difference is that they are accessed online and often only contain small portions… Read more »

Fun Before Finals

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Finals week is around the corner as the semester draws closer to the end. Take a break from studying and join us for some fun activities to de-stress. The GSAs from Access Services will be hosting a virtual brunch this Saturday, May 2, from 12 pm to 4 pm. This event features a trivia competition,… Read more »

Access to Library Resources for Distance Learning Students

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Written By: Sarah Diaz Although distance education has existed in various forms for over a century, it has evolved rapidly in recent years due to technological advancements. The earliest type of distance education came in the form of correspondence courses, which originated in the mid 19th century for purposes of religious instruction, the teaching of… Read more »

Primary vs. Secondary Sources

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Written by: Hui-Yu Hsiung When writing a research paper, you will need to consult a variety of sources of information. For some research papers, you may be required to use primary sources. What are primary sources? Sources of information are often categorized as primary and secondary sources based on their originality. Primary sources refer to… Read more »
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