You may have noticed a new link on the Touro Libraries’ homepage. Underneath the traditional entry point for student research, our For Students page, there is now a complementary option called “LibGuides.” A contraction of library research guides, LibGuides is a great place to get started finding information for that research paper or class presentation.
Touro Libraries offer a plethora of materials available to researchers – over 120 databases, nearly 200,000 books and ebooks, plus educational video and skills tutorials – but with all of those resources, it can sometimes be difficult to know where to begin. That’s where LibGuides comes in. Organized by subject area, each guide features resources hand-picked by your Touro librarians. Find recommended books, ebooks, databases, websites and citation help for each discipline. There are also guides to help you out with the nuts and bolts of searching and academic writing. Best of all, they’re available anytime and anywhere you’re working, so you can get expert help even when the library is closed. (Just remember, to access subscription databases from off-campus, you will need an off-campus access username and password however!)
Find recommended books, ebooks, databases, websites and citation help for each discipline.
The easy to use LibGuides platform also offers an accessible, centralized location to collect resources for a particular course or assignment. Librarians can create guides to complement a library orientation or instruction session, tailored in collaboration with the instructor to meet the exact needs of students. If you’d like to learn more, please contact your local campus library.
LibGuides is the new, streamlined way to approach the search for information, no matter what your topic of interest. We hope that this service will serve to make library research simpler and more accessible to students and faculty members alike, so why not give it a whirl?