Library resources aid thesis students

Library resources aid thesis students

The New College library is a popular destination for students looking to work or study in a quiet environment. Thesis students in particular often congregate at the library because of this.

Thesis carrels are scattered throughout the library.  These are reserved private desks that can be used as a permanent place to store thesis material and to write.  These carrels are completely private and are only used by the person who reserved them for the academic year. Reservation for a carrel can be found in the Library section of the official New College website.

Research consultations are also available in the library. During a consultation, students can discuss research methods, search engines and sources. Thesis students are loosely prioritized in the scheduling of consultations. Scheduling for these consultations is also available in the Library section of the official New College website.

The library website offers a crash course for Zotero, a bibliography-building software for organizing sources. This software can help ease the stress of building a bibliography by hand and in the organization process of thesising and sifting through long lists of sources. 

If a needed book is not in the library, then the library offers UBorrow and ILLiad.  These are both resource allocating programs that connect New College with other colleges in Florida, allowing students to request certain books to be sent to Cook library from other college libraries.

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