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Classes at Smith make extensive use of the Libraries’ collections and the expertise of our staff to do cutting-edge research. To help students develop their skills as expert researchers, Smith’s librarians, archivists, and curators offer workshops and class sessions tailored to the needs of a class or assignment. Sessions can focus on the basics of doing academic research; the use of digital tools for finding, organizing and presenting information; or the tools needed to master research in a particular discipline. Teaching librarians can also teach your class about citation management using Zotero. Classes can visit our Special Collections for a hands-on encounter with archives or rare books. For more information, see Special Collections Instruction.
Request Instruction: Faculty should use this form to request a library instruction session. Due to COVID-19, library instruction is being offered through Zoom meetings. We also encourage faculty to contact us when creating a research assignment for advice about how to best incorporate the Libraries’ services and resources. To learn more, contact a library liaison or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Formatting, deadlines, citation management, and copyright for Smith students. Finding honors projects, theses, and dissertations from Smith and other institutions.
Style guides by discipline & subject, guidance for citing all formats, and using Smith-supported citation management tools (Zotero and RefWorks).
A repository of scholarship created by Smith faculty, students, and staff, including Smith theses and dissertations
Using copyrighted works for education and research, copyright protections, fair-use principles.
The terms under which faculty permit distribution of their scholarly articles via open access channels.
Data management planning, creating metadata for research data, options for preserving and sharing data.