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Through videos, PowerPoint presentations, and handouts, this guide gives you a solid introduction to the most important library and research skills.
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Would you like to learn more about library and research skills? If so, this guide is for you!

Use the links below or the tabs above to navigate within this guide.

  • Library Terms
    Come to understand the terms librarians use to describe parts of the library and the information resources available to you.
  • Tours
    Learn how to navigate the Linscheid Library building and our website.
  • Research 101
    Learn how to start your research for any class.
  • Books
    Learn how to use the CatPac, Linscheid Library's online catalog, to find books and more.
  • Articles
    Learn the differences between various types of periodicals, search for articles and other information sources in EBSCOhost databases, and retrieve the information sources you have found in the databases and the CatPac.
  • Websites
    Find out some tricks to get better results when using search engines like Google or Yahoo! and how to figure out if any given website is a good source of information.
  • Citing & Writing
    Learn about academic integrity, plagiarism, citations, and how to be a better writer.
  • Academic Integrity
    Learn all about the ECU Policy on Academic Integrity and the values of Academic Integrity in general.

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Main Library

Mon. - Thurs. 8am - 10pm
Fri. 8am - 5pm
Sat. 9am - 1pm
Sun. 2pm - 8pm

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Reference service is not available on Saturdays.

The library doors will be locked 10 minutes before closing time.

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