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As we begin the new school year, the most important thing to remember when doing research is that research experts are standing by to assist you. We can help you select a research topic, navigate library resources, and get better Google results. When you make the most of library resources and services, you can turn in your best work. Reach us through 24-hour chat, email, or call us at 1-800-985-4279.
Contact us for research help at libanswers.webster.edu!
 
 
 
 

Library Online Presentations

New to Webster University or library research? Join your librarians for a tour of library resources and services, with a chance to ask your own questions. Learn how to access articles, books, subject research guides and one-on-one help from a librarian, 24/7! We show you how to find the information you need when you need it

Register here for:

Library Resources Overview – Spring 1
Thursday, January 16, 2020
6:00 to 6:30pm U.S. Central Time
 

Library Resources Overview- Spring 2

Thrusday, March 19, 2020

6:00 to 6:30 PM US Central Time 

 

Can’t wait for the webinar? Check out recorded webinars on our Training Videos page. Here, you’ll find help with getting started, research and writing, citation and managing your research, and help for your major/program. 

 

The 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association has arrived, and with it comes some changes in how we write and cite. The main APA style website at https://apastyle.apa.org/ has already incorporated these changes and provides helpful examples for users to follow. Miriam Bowers-Abbott has also summarized the changes on the Faculty Focus website (“Prepare for change: Old APA versus new APA” https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-and-learning/apa-style-updates/). Instructional aids such as handouts and sample papers are available at https://apastyle.apa.org/instructional-aids/.
 
While many faculty and students will transition to the new edition in January 2020, some of you may choose to continue with the 6th edition through the spring semester. APA has archived a number of resources at https://apastyle.apa.org/6th-edition-resources.
 

Free access to the New York Times with Webster Enrollment 

 

The Student Government Association provides free NYT access to current students, faculty and staff. The current Crossword Puzzle and Epicurious access are not a part of this program.

To create your complimentary New York Times account and activate your access*:

1. Visit AccessNYT.com

2. Create a NYTimes.com account using your webster.edu email account

3. Download your free NYT mobile app or access via NYTimes.com
 
Questions about the program? Please visit https://www.webster.edu/sga/readership_program.html
You can also browse The New York Times from 1851- 2017 in our library database, Proquest Historical Newspapers!
 
*Students, Faculty and Staff with Vienna as their primary service location should contact the Webster Vienna Library to receive access

Lynda.com is now Linkedin Learning! 

 

We're excited to introduce LinkedIn Learning! (formerly Lynda.com), which brings you more than 5,000 short video tutorials and courses on business, creative, and technology. For more information about how to get started and transfer any of your courses if you had a previous account with Lynda.com, please visit the Student tab in Connections.

Since your access is provided by Webster University, you also have the option to disconnect your personal LinkedIn profile from your LinkedIn Learning account. Learn more about separate logins on this LinkedIn page.

New Video Series: Find Peer-Reviewed Articles 

The eight, short (2 to 3.5 minutes each) videos in this series can show you how to use library databases to find and cite peer-reviewed journal articles. Link to the library’s YouTube playlist or find descriptions and links to each video here.

  1. Get started and get help at Webster University Library
  2. What is a peer-reviewed journal?
  3. Define your topic
  4. Choose a database and log in
  5. Search for articles with key words
  6. Limit your search results to journal articles
  7. Organize article search results and get full-text
  8. Get citations from the database