As a student, there will come a time that your professor assigns a project and you will have no clue what to do or where to start. Especially when it comes time for midterms or finals. But luckily, there’s help. Besides going to your professor for some pointers, going to the Duggan Library is an excellent option. Here you will get tons of help, and your paper will be better because of it. The librarians here are enthusiastic about research and love to learn new things. If need be, they will help you for hours trying to track down a source. For example, I’m doing a research paper, Harry Potter as a Child Hero, right now. I was having so much trouble looking for resources to use. I simply went to the reference desk and I had about five different sources to use before ten minutes were up. The librarians have had years of practice and know what they are doing. Duggan Library even has a room just for research. Even if you aren’t doing research, looking around the room is just plain cool. There are tons of historic artifacts in there including some really expensive, beautiful paintings. You can find some neat treasures in there and not a lot of people know about them. There is artwork all around the library that art students have made. If you want to relax, walking around the library looking at the art is a good way to do it.
The library is great for studying. When you get to college, you realize your room isn’t the best place to get work done. There will be people knocking on your door interrupting you or your bed might seem a little too enticing. There are plenty of areas here to do work. One of my favorite places is on the third floor. There are rooms with whiteboards in them. This is great for biology or chemistry students when you have to memorize structures. Plus, who doesn’t like drawing on a whiteboard?
The Learning Center is also located in the library.
Here, you can get tons of help from tutors. They are really nice and understand what it is like to be struggling in a class. They are here to help. Also, if you have a paper, they will read over it and critique it. It’s a great resource to take advantage of. There many other resources that can be found here. It’s one of the best places on campus.