Student Services

Source Review

We're happy to help you find and evaluate information sources before or after it's been turned in for a grade. We can:   

  • Comment on content & quality of sources

  • Verify that source types meet assigned criteria, i.e. scholarly articles, etc

  • Indicate citation inaccuracies

  • Analyze whether annotations reflect sources accurately

  • Check out our getting started with Google Scholar guide.
     

Contact Christina Radisauskas at radischr@aquinas.edu or 616-632-2124 with any questions.

Personal Librarian Program

Research shows that interacting with librarians and library services contributes to student success.

Starting in the Fall 2017 semester, AQ Librarians are offering a service called the Personal Librarian Program. Geared toward first-year students, our goals are simple: 1) to ensure that students new to college are aware of library resources, services, and programs; 2) to offer research and assignment support to first-year students; and 3) to decrease student anxiety when it comes to library use.

Throughout first-year students' first year at AQ, they can expect Personal Librarians to offer help with 

  • Navigating the AQ Library

  • Finding articles, books, videos and other information sources

  • Deciphering assignments

  • Developing research topics

  • Citing sources

Open Textbook in Library

Shellie Jeffries

Shellie admittedly displays typical librarian behavior, such as reading a ton of books, owning several cats, and wearing cardigans. However, when she is not helping students navigate library resources or explaining why critical thinking is, well, critical, she is likely to be out biking, backpacking, zip lining, or exploring the world.