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University Studies: Welcome!

All you need to know about the library to start your college career off right!

Subject Guide

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Abbie Landry
Eugene P. Watson Memorial Library
Office #309E
Northwestern State University
Natchitoches LA 71497

UNIV 1000 PowerPoint Presentation, fall 2017



Get a Clue at NSU Libraries!

When you see C. Lue Watson anywhere around the library, remember, he's here to help you find out more about our collections and services.  There's no telling where he'll pop up, so keep your eyes peeled!

When you see C. Lue hanging around, you’ll also see a QR Code close by. 

Use your smartphone and an app like i-nigma to scan these codes to access a link, an image, or some other useful piece of library-related information


Now, let’s get down to the nitty gritty . . .

Your research starts at the library with our collection of books, journals, e-books, databases, government documents, archives, manuscripts, and media.  No matter what you need for your research projects, we have it here or can access it!  And, more importantly, we have a faculty of librarians who are skilled in teaching you to find, evaluate, and properly use this information.

How do you get the help you need?


Virtually all the hours the library is open, there is a reference librarian available in or near the reference room.  There may be times when we are all tied up with classes and other commitments so no one will be available to help you.  But don't despair!  You can call 318 357-4574 and leave a voice mail, you can email a reference librarian at reference at nsula dot edu, or you can send a text message to 318 228-5150, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.  Promise!

As Freshmen, you have some very specific research needs, and we are here to help guide you through the process of learning to use an academic library and navigating the waters of college-level research.  Make sure you pay close attention to the library presentation segment of UNIV1000, and complete the assignment.  This will provide you with a good foundation for future library instruction (a.k.a. information literacy training) and understanding of library resources.  The material in this guide is designed to supplement - not replace - what you learn in class.  It expands on the lecture and the lesson, and suggests further resources for exploration.

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