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International Students Library Guide

Welcome! This research guide will show you what the Baylor University Libraries has for you.

Welcome to the Baylor Libraries

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Tour of Moody & Jones Libraries

What we can do for you

If you are trying to find a book

What we can do for you

What you need to do

Show you OneSearch and help you find the right resource record

Decide which book you need

Explain the call number system and the location of the book

Pull the book from the shelves

(Sometimes we will have a student assistant who can go with you to the shelves but not always)

Check out the book to you or show you how to use the self-check-out.

 

If you are trying to find an article

What we can do for you

What you need to do

Help you understand how to find the article and explain BUInfoLinks

Go to the shelves and find the article or download the online version of the article

Help you request an article or book from another library through Interlibrary Loan’s OsoFast

 

 

If you need to write a paper or a report or to give a speech

Step One: Choose a topic

What we can do for you

What you need to do

Show you databases that will give you ideas

Choose your topic

Discuss with you the advantages and disadvantages of possible topics

Approve your topic.  That is up to your professor

Give you suggestions for narrowing or broadening your topic

 

 Step Two: Identify databases to use

What we can do for you

What you need to do

Suggest databases that will be good for your topic

Talk to us about your topic

Step Three: Use the databases to identify good articles or books

What we can do for you

What you need to do

Give you guidance on search terms, ways to narrow a search

Do the search and choose the best articles

Step Four: Locate the full text of the articles or books

What we can do for you

What you need to do

Help you understand how to find the book or article and explain BUInfoLinks

Download the online version of the article.

Or

Go to the shelves and find the article or book.

 

Help you request an article or book from another library through Interlibrary Loan’s OsoFast

Log on to the ILL OsoFast request with your BearID and password

Step Five: Write a draft of your paper, report or speech

What we can do for you

What you need to do

Help you find additional resources

Check your paper for logic and grammar

The University Writing Center offers the following help:  Whether you want to work on an entire assignment or just have trouble with a few paragraphs, the Writing Center can help. We take the time to improve your skills as a writer so you can apply these skills to future papers and even to your future career. Feel free to ask for help with content, development, organization, style, or grammar. We also help with thesis statements, introductions, conclusions, citations, and formatting.

Step Six: Prepare the final draft

What we can do for you

What you need to do

Show you how to use Zotero or RefWorks for citations and  help you find an approved guide for citations

Proof your paper

The University Writing Center says that don’t proofread for you but they can teach you how to proofread.

University Libraries

One Bear Place #97148
Waco, TX 76798-7148

(254) 710-6702