Event aims to help students with research

contact: Lou Ann Morgan
| WMU News
Night of the Research Paper flier.

The events is open to all WMU students.

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Waldo Library is staging "Night of the Research Paper" from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, to help Western Michigan University students succeed in their research assignments.

During this event, librarians, Writing Center staff and other WMU experts give students one-on-one assistance through all or part of the process of doing a research paper or project.

"Don't be a research zombie, getting started early can help quell the fears," event organizers remind students.

Types of assistance available

Students can receive help with:

  • Narrowing and defining a topic.
  • Finding reliable and scholarly information.
  • Organizing the paper.
  • Appropriately citing sources.

Participants are asked to bring a hard copy of their research assignment to their one-on-one consultation. Entire classes are welcome, but prior notice is requested so accommodations can be made.

"We want to help our students do their best work and learn about the great materials available through the library," says Sue Steuer, event leader and librarian.

Organizers also note that research assistance and writing help are always available at Waldo Library's Central Reference Desk, (269) 387-5178, and the Writing Center, (269) 387-4615.

This year's "Night of the Research Paper" is sponsored by University Libraries, WMU Writing Center and Friends of University Libraries.

For more information, visit wmich.edu/library/researchnight.

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