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Tissue Paper Hearts (In-Person)

Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST (Central Standard Time, US & Canada)

Campus: Bellevue University Freeman/Lozier Library

Online: Register HERE

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Stop in the Library and create a tissue paper heart Valentine! Supplies will be provided.

The Biodiversity of Native Urban Plant Communities (In-Person & Online)

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST (Central Standard Time, US & Canada)

Campus: Bellevue University Freeman/Lozier Library, LIB 480

Online: Register HERE

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Join the library for a presentation by Tyler Moore about what native plants are and the impact they can have on urban areas. This presentation will also be available over Zoom.

Online Reference Drop-In (Ongoing)

Date: Mondays & Wednesdays (coming up - February 6 & 8)

Time: 9am - 11am CST (Central Standard Time, US & Canada)

Campus: Remote Session (Zoom meeting)

Online: Register HERE

This is a 30-minute, online meeting. Registration required.

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Do you have reference questions or need help using library resources? Set up a meeting to chat with one of our librarians! They can walk through the problem with you and even share your screen (if you get stuck).

OWL -Online Writing Lab Purdue University

Purdue OWL offers over 200 free resources related to writing.

General Writing 
Covers the writing process for general,academic, and assignment writing, and includes writing mechanics, punctuation, and grammar.

Research and Citation
The basics of conducting research. The most popular features of the Purdue OWL are the style guides for APA, MLA, and Chicago.

Teacher and Tutor Resources
Though geared toward the teaching of writing, there are many useful handouts for students, including those addressing plagiarism.

Subject Specific Writing
This area provides resources on technical writing, writing in literature, social sciences, and engineering, as well as medical writing, journalistic writing, and creative writing.

Other sections include Job Search Writing and ESL Resources.  Consult the Site Map for a complete look at OWL

Welcome

Some topics, assignments, and issues recur frequently . In order to assist students, the library staff has gathered together some of these into this LibGuide. It provides instructions for finding the informaiton you need. For topics, a few related articles are included to get you started.

You will be prompted for your Bellevue University login when accessing the library resources from off campus.

If you need further assistance, please contact the  Bellevue University Library Reference Staff

Libguides Video

BUILD IT

BUILD IT

BELLEVUE UNIVERSITY INFORMATION LITERACY DEVELOPMENT

INTERACTIVE TUTORIAL

http://lib.bellevue.edu/buildit/

BUILD IT is an online guide to the Bellevue University LIbrary and all its resources and services. It  is made up of five self contained modules, each followed by an interacctive quiz. Go through BUILD IT from beginning to end or start at the Site Map using just the pages you need. Click on the link above or on one of the modules below, or look for BUILD IT in the left menu of the library homepage under Tutorials.

Module One: Getting to Know the Bellevue University Library
An overview of library resources and services and introduction to the library homepage.

Module Two: Planning Your Project
The steps involved in planning your research paper: Includes focusing your topic, outlining, identifying keywords, Boolean searching, and more.

Module Three: Locating Information
Finding and evaluating information, including books, ebooks, articles, and websites. Includes sample and interactive database searches.

Module Four: Citing Your Sources
Covers the basics of plagiarism, citation, and copyright.

Module Five: Putting it all together
How to organize your research into a formal paper, includes notetaking, revising, and formatting.

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