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Welcome to the James Gee Library!
We are well aware that many of our students are coming from other countries. We also know that the ways libraries around the world offer their services could differ from those in the U.S. In addition, going to school in a foreign country always assumes cultural and language barriers. Keeping these factors in mind, I designed this research guide to help international students to quickly and painlessly grasp basic knowledge of using library resources and services.
- John -
So, you got your first paper assignment and you need to select information material for your topic. Your instructor wants you to use only peer reviewed/ scholarly articles. The professor also wants you to be quite specific in choosing articles; they all should pertain to the topic and come from scholarly journals. Besides, there will be many other conditions attached to the assignment. It is quite enough to get you frustrated, is it not?
Let’s get organized here. First of all, please learn the terms. The following links will help you to understand the term meanings your professor/instructor mentioned in the assignment.
While libraries abroad may offer writing help, that is not the case in most academic libraries in the U.S. Librarians in our library are to help students to properly select needed material and to introduce them to the various services the library offers. All writing activities as well as submitting and checking papers are the responsibilities of the students themselves. Students should consult their instructors and seek writing help at the Writing Center, which is located in the Hall of Languages.
Research & Instruction Librarian
James G. Gee Library
Commerce, TX 75429
M, T, W 8:00 am - 12:00 pm/ M-F by appointment