100% of respondents either agreed or strongly agreed with the statement “The help I received in this session made or will make my research paper or project better.” They cited a variety of ways their session helped them including:
Finding more sources for my work
The librarian I worked with was extremely helpful and directed me toward invaluable resources.
Helped me understand how to navigate the ZSR website better
Before this I had no idea how to even start research.
More statistics that I could not find
I have better and more credible sources.
I had no idea where to look to find the transcripts for a trial that I wanted to cite. The librarian not only helped me locate this exact source, but she showed me how to access different primary source databases that I had never heard of before.
I am more confident of the sources i found
Perhaps the most gratifying statistic was that the students who participated in these sessions would come back and would recommend the service to a friend!
The most useful thing was how the librarian made me feel during our meeting. Not only did she help put me on the right research track, she also instilled a great amount of confidence in me by listening to my ideas and helping me shape them. Her enthusiasm for my project made me even more enthusiastic!
I was unsure and not confident about my topic, and the meeting helped me find sources and feel more sure about the paper.
I not only received the sources I needed, but I also received directions on how to access databases on my own.