Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Women and Gender Studies

What Your Librarian Can Do For You

Angela Paul selfieAs your Women's Studies liaison, there are several ways I can assist with your instruction and research:

  • Library Instruction:  Schedule time with me for a class visit. I can come to your classroom, or you may bring your class to Ablah Library. Read more about this in the next tab.
  • Embed a Librarian:  Add me to your class in Blackboard to facilitate communication with your students and to help with library access in BB. As the primary instructor for LASI 170 Introduction to Library Research, I might be able to help with other aspects of BB as well. A tab for this topic has also been created.
  • Consultation:  I can help students, faculty and others discover research materials. We can meet in person, Skype or phone. You may also use our Ask-a-Librarian reference service.
  • Acquisitions:  Women's Studies has a library budget! Please recommend books, videos, and other library materials for the library collection. Students, faculty and others may recommend purchases. Priority is given to materials that will help the most researchers. See the Women's Studies Collection Development Policy for details.

Here are some of the topics I can cover. Many of these can be covered in one session, although multiple sessions can help keep students on task. Let me know if you think of other topics!

  • Defining a topic and creating a fully developed research question
  • Identifying and evaluating various types of sources, including scholarly/academic journal articles and primary sources
  • Search strategies for locating articles, books and other library sources in library databases
  • Citing sources in MLA or APA style
  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • Tour Ablah Library: Peek inside the One-Button Studio used for video recording, learn about tools available to create multimedia projects, look at group and individual study rooms and selected collections.

Topics covered in the Savvy Researcher series can be taught to your classes as well. They may be viewed on the guide linked below, from the library calendar, and from the WSU calendar (under Professional Development).

This page about embedding librarians in Blackboard provides instructions about how to add someone to your class. Adding me to your class will provide your students with an easy way to contact me. I can also monitor relevant forums in the discussion board and chime in when students have questions about using library resources.

Please make sure you have a good link to videos each semester. See this page about embedding videos or this one about linking with a persistent URL on the Video/Audio Resources page for details. You can also embed me in your BB class and I will be happy to check and update links.

Links to articles are more compatible with screen reader software than PDF articles. Please let me know if you would like more information about these potential issues or would like help making these changes in Blackboard. Ask me about copyright and fair use, article linking, e-book chapter linking, and other aspects about using library resources in your classes and in BB.

Want more? Here is our full list of library guides. Let me know if something should be added to the list below!

Wichita State University Libraries, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260-0068 | Phone: (316) 978-3481 | Comments/Suggestions | Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube Channel Federal Depository Library Program HathiTrust Digital Library Patent and Trademark Resources Centers