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Nancy Smith: Who I Am

Nancy Smith

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Nancy Smith
Raether Library,
Level 1, Rm.109
(offsite Fall 2020)


Hi!  I'm the Visual Resources Librarian in Raether Library and Information Technology Center.  I help students and faculty to find and use images, but also support arts and humanities research and am liaison to the Fine Arts and Classics departments.  Although I am working offsite this fall 2020 semester, please feel free to contact me with any questions!  I'm glad to talk to you and if I can't help you myself I will put you in contact with someone else who can.  Please send me an email or make an appointment using the Link under my picture.  After booking an appointment with the scheduler, you will receive an invitation to a Zoom meeting for the day and time you have chosen.  I am also happy to speak on the phone if we can arrange this by email.

Why meet with a librarian?

Are you doing research for any of your courses? It's a great time to meet with me when:

  •  you have an idea for a research project, but you haven’t started yet.
  • you’ve started, but you’re stuck.
  • you have a quick research or citation question . . . or a complicated one.
  • It’s the last minute, and your research needs a boost.

Faculty and students can consult with a research librarian about any aspect of the research process, and on any research question.  No question is too big or too small.  There is no limit to the number of research consultations you can have during the semester!  We can help with:

  • refining your research question
  • establishing the best information sources for your research
  • identifying effective search terms
  • learning what various search tools can do, and how they work
  • exploring different kinds of information and if they benefit your research
  • getting access to specific materials you had trouble locating
  • understanding your rights and responsibilities regarding your use and creation of knowledge

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A Few of My Guides

Librarian-created Subject Guides can be a good place to start your research. Guides recommend the best resources for a particular subject, and contain links to citation tools, image resources, reputable websites, and more.  Samples: