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How do I help my students navigate databases that I am unfamiliar with myself?
 
Could you give examples of FWS projects you've worked on the past that have been especially interesting and/or effective?
 
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Analyzing an ad
  • Analyzing a historical photograph
  • Community in need of compassion
  • BC specific topics
  • Current affairs
  • Biographical projects
 
I'd like my students to know that they have subscriptions to online publications (like the Wall Street Journal) through the library. I'd like them to know how to find and use them. 
 
In your experience, how "research literate" are FWS students when it comes to using specific library sources? What should I expect them to know or not know?
 
What are the most valuable but under-used library resources and what do you think are the barriers to their being used more? Are there projects that would make students more likely to use them?
 
Can FWS instructors book a session with a digital scholarship specialist in order to provide support on a digital research project?
 
In your presentation to FWS classes, do you ever address effective ways and methods for starting a research project so students will be less likely to feel overwhelmed or lost?
 
How available is the digital studio for undergrads?
 
Are there databases for peer reviewed cultural studies scholarship?
 
What is the best way to introduce students to the Burns' collections:?
 
I want my students to know how to find relevant research in peer-reviewed journals. 
 
What research tools does BC have that you think are the most important for FWS students to know in order to conduct successful research?

What are the most effective ways to being an ethnographic research project?
 
What available resources does O'Neil have on Boston as a city (historical demographics, sociological data and studies, photos, etc.)?
 
If I gave an informal, ungraded research project assignment (such a library=-based scavenger hunt), how available would staff be to assist?
 
Are there librarians with expertise in specific areas, such as Medieval literature and history?
 
I want my students to learn to do research in a variety of mediums, including film, podcast, etc; what would be available to them?
 
Should we require our students to use only recent sources (within the past decade)? 
 
Is it worth going over citation structure in class or is it enough to refer them to Purdue Owl?
 
Would you be available to meet with one of my students one-on-one one?
 
What prep work should do with my students before they write or even being their research essays?
 
I'd like my students to watch political speeches as part of a researched essay assignment; does the library have political speeches available?
 
Is there a way to search for interviews with specific people or on specific subjects?