Shaw's librarians create online guides (like this one) to help you use the Library. Many provide advice and resources for doing research in a particular subject area. Others offer how-to guidance and explain important topics and library resources.
There are LibGuides for every major course of study at Shaw, as well as for most of the course topics available outside of your major. These guides can walk you through how to perform research, and are tailored to fit the needs of your subject.
If you'd like more information on how to use our LibGuides, visit our simple tutorial here.
All Shaw University students have FREE ACCESS to Grammarly premium software - a tool to use for grammar, spelling, plagiarism, citation assistance, and copyright issues!
Their website also offers free access to many of their tools, providing access without an account.
All Shaw students and faculty can access their FREE copy of Microsoft 365 for Students by registering for an account with Microsoft using their active Shaw Bears email.
Once approved, students will be able to:
If you need assistance with registration, please reach out to IT - firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn about using research to choose and refine your topic, and ensure it isn't too broad or too narrow.
Learn about turning your research topic into keywords for a strategic search.
Learn about search tools: AND and NOT for narrowing your search, OR for broadening your search, asterisk (*) for truncation, and quotation marks for phrases.
A few search tips in addition to those offered in the videos on this page:
Need assistance with your research or utilizing library resources?
Make a 1:1 appointment with our Library Staff by visiting our Bookings Page and be connected with us for more assistance!
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