So glad that you're here! I'm Jen Hunter, the librarian paired with your writing seminar. This semester I'll be doing 1-2 workshops to teach you how to use the library as part of the research process for your papers. This guide will cover a lot of that as reference after the workshop.
I'm happy to help you with this class and also any library related questions you might have. You can either email me or schedule an appointment using the button under my profile picture to the right.
Office Location: Firestone A-14.H1
Think of your papers like meals. For the second paper, you had a meal kit. The recipe was chosen, you were given the ingredients, but it was up to you to prepare them and cook the meal. Maybe you added a little of your own garnish.
The third paper is asking a lot: you need to decide what you are hungry for, create a recipe, source the ingredients, and then make it. Think about it this way, you will need to come up with a topic, decide what you need to write the paper, find those items, read them all, and then write a coherent, and hopefully compelling, argument.
I'm here to help with the ingredients part of the journey. Based on what you want to cook, what ingredients will you need? Can you go to a regular grocery store or do you need to go to a specialty store? If the latter, which one? What ingredients are you missing?
Each person's recipe is different, and therefore you'll all need different ingredients. I'm happy to be your chef coach in guiding you.
PUL - acronym for Princeton University Library
Stacks - Shelves of books
ReCAP - Shared off-site storage facility in Plainsboro. You have to request books from ReCAP. They usually arrive within 24 hours.
ILL - Interlibrary loan. Used to request books that Princeton doesn't own.
When you meet with a librarian it's helpful for us to know: