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Resources to assist you in maximizing your college experience

Welcome to Your Resources!

Welcome to the NSU Honors Program LibGuide! This guide will highlight some of the library's resources that are useful to you as you work on your assignments. If we can help you at any time (but especially early!!),  please do not hesitate to use our service, Ask a Librarian or phone the reference desk at 757-823-8517 with your questions. 

Remember that your research and presentations will be viewed by instructors and peers who are expecting to see academic resources, and not just information you found using Google which are questionable and often times may lack credibility or factual correctness.

Follow the instructions below:

1) Find Books

Use this page to find print and ebook resources on your topic. 

2) Find Articles

This is where you'll find articles of information for your topic. There are multiple databases you can use, and you should them as they cover varied aspects of your topic. You'll also be able to find information about your profession, art, culture, and gender.

3) Find Reference/Background Information

Use this resource to find general information.

4) Find Images

If you need to have images for your presentation, there are very good resources to help you find ones that visually represent your topic.

5) Schedule an Appointment

Here's where you can schedule your group to meet with a Research Consultant at the Library.

Honors College

The NSU Honors College provides an exciting academic and social community dedicated to maximizing your college experience. We offer enhanced academic classes, co-curricular activities and special programs for high-ability students in all majors. The Honors College is a true community of scholars where critical thinking, curiosity, imagination and creativity are encouraged. Challenging courses, spirited debate, international study, research projects and special living and learning communities can all be part of the Honors College experience. The preparation you receive here will set you apart and improve your global marketability in the career of your choice.

The benefits of a good night's sleep - Shai Marcu. TED-Ed: Published on Jan 5, 2015

Youtube: How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins. Ted-Ed: Published on Jul 22, 2014

Why Use The Library Resources

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The Library collects all different types of materials that can be useful to all of your projects, whether it's writing a paper or creating visual works.  Whenever you're working on a project and you have a question and need to look for information, you're doing research. We're The experts in research of all types!

We curate our materials - we're always looking for materials that have reliable and accurate information.  We also work hard to find materials that help you to create works without the need to do extensive copyright research to see if you can use that image, sound effect, song or music track in your project.

We also provide personal service! Beat that, Google! You can stop by any time the Library is open or you can email our staff to ask for information.  It doesn't matter if your question is short and quick or long and involved - we love helping connect you with the materials that will help you create an amazing project!

When you search in Google, you're getting a lot of results - some may be useful and some may be horribly wrong, but you might not know it.  The kind of information you find in our library is not the same as the information that you will find on the Internet. When you use any of the Library resources, you save yourself time because our resources are targeted to the curriculum you're studying.  You don't have to wade through lots of dubious pages that might be slickly designed, but don't have exactly what you're looking for or give you the wrong information.

Come try the Library! You'll find an amazing world that will give you an advantage against the competition!