Welcome to the library guide for Upward Bound programs at Wichita State!
This guide will help you find the best library resources for your projects, as well has remind you of good search techniques and strategies. In addition to the other resources listed elsewhere in this guide, you may find subject-specific databases helpful to find information (see link below). For instance, if you are interested in a current event or political topic, try the subject databases for political science.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us! Librarians are available to help you get started on research, to help you access ebooks and articles, or to assist you with anything else you're having trouble with. Contact a librarian using any of the methods listed below.
Upward Bound groups may use group study rooms. These may be reserved one week in advance using your WSU e-mail. Group study rooms have a large screen monitor with VGA connection to facilitate group work.
Up to five laptops or iPads may be checked out at the Circulation Desk (the number depends on how many are already checked out.)
Classes may use 217 Ablah for field trips that require library research and research instruction. The classroom 217 Ablah must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. It must not be assumed the library can handle a field trip. In other words, just because an instructor plans to call 24 hours in advance does not mean 217 Ablah will be free. We have only one computer classroom. Contact Angela Paul to schedule library research time in 217 Ablah.
Book check out is discouraged. If students plan to use library books mostly in the library, the library will hold the books for easy access. Books may be kept on a cart in 217 Ablah or at the Circulation Desk. It would be best if the whole class used the same procedure.