Getting to Know
Research & Instruction

Swarthmore students

checked out library materials

28,000 times

last academic year.

Last year, Swarthmore...

55,000 articles from JSTOR

Downloaded over

20,000 articles from Science Direct

Listened to more than
16,000 audio clips from Naxos Music

Viewed well over

200,000 chapters from Library e-books

Wondering how you'll navigate

these resources?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swarthmore's research librarians and RIAs work with students on this every day.

Research & Information Associates are students who help peers learn how to do research effectively.

 

"It begins with an urgent request for information.


A stranger up against some deadline walks into an office, whether a researcher or a student, with a question. But with a little digging, ulterior motives might shine through, and the answer found is not always the answer sought.


Reference librarianship is a shadowy art--part hardboiled experience, part blind luck.

 

 

"These portraits playfully disrupt the well-worn stereotypes of librarians as mousy sticklers, stereotypes as reductive and two-dimensional as the clichés of any genre.

 

As an alternative, these images ask what if librarians looked different, what if they were far more ambiguous characters than is commonly held, key agents in an unfolding story whose contributions might never see the light of day.

 

 

PAM

Languages

Education

Psychology

 

NABIL

English

Film/Media

Digital   

Scholarship

ANDREA

Sciences

Math

Engineering

DONNA

Music

Dance  

Theater

SARAH

History

Politics

Economics

Sociology

Anthro

ROBERTO

Philosophy
Classics

Latin

American

Studies

LORIN

Interdisciplinary Studies
Philosophy
RIAs

 

Swarthmore librarians visit more than 80 academic classes per year.

You can drop by McCabe's Research & Info Desk to talk to a librarian or RIA.

 

 

 

What do 

students ask?

I really need this one book of poetry for my research. Even though there may only be one copy.

In Poland.

How do I compare voter turnout across multiple US elections?

Where can I stream Criterion Collection films? Or just catch up on GoT? 

 

 

You have up to five minutes to evaluate the following website.

 

Use any Internet resources (including leaving the site). Do what you would normally would do when landing on an unfamiliar site.

 

 

https://www.minimumwage.com/2014/10/denmarks-dollar-forty-one-menu/

Minimumwage.com is paid for by another person or organization. Spend up to three minutes to figure out who is behind this site.

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