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Resources for International Students: Getting Help or Evaluating Sources

Where Do I Get Help with Research?

Your librarians are here to help! Please contact the library throughout your research, from recommendations for places to find good sources, to evaluating sources, to citing!‚Äč Librarians at Dickinson are full-time information professionals trained to help students make their work as informed as possible with research assistance. They can help you find sources you need while honing your research skills in the process.

  • Visit the Ask a Librarian page on the library website to find out how to ask a librarian a research question or schedule an appointment.
  • All librarians have their own subject specialties. You can learn which departments librarians are affiliated with by visiting the Librarian Profiles and searching by subject. The librarian responsible for your department tends to have more experience in your subject field, and is usually the best person to help you, especially when you are working on a specialized topic in your field.

Evaluating Sources for Your Research

During your work at Dickinson, you will be required to evaluate sources independently and decide if they are useful for your work. Here are some resources to help:

Throughout your research, contact a librarian for guidance or feedback!