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Patron Perspectives

sheinrich"At the beginning of my freshman year I made a research appointment. That appointment helped me understand how to use the library as well as helping me with one specific project. Since then I have been able to use the library to research teaching students with special needs, online language learning, and Christianity & the arts. I have found artifacts for education projects and resources for my future Spanish classroom in the CMC. I feel like the entire information world is available to me here. The Centennial Library is my tuition money well spent and supports higher education at its finest!"

Samantha Heinrich
Spanish Education, Class of 2018


lullom"I learned many new research skills, including (1) how to narrow my search on OneSearch, (2) how to navigate outside sources (such as JSTOR, Google Scholar, etc.), (3) how to better utilize OhioLINK and Interlibrary Loan, (4) how to use bibliographies from one source to find other sources, (5) how to understand and utilize "Subject Terms" and "Abstracts," (6) how to use SearchOhio, and (7) how to utilize and cite sources such as videos/media posts. I will be using all of these skills for future assignments!"

Laura Ullom
English / Spanish, Class of 2018


tjg"I plan on using the CINAHL and PUBMED databases. After my face-to-face appointment, I had the opportunity to go home and navigate through these databases without difficulty. I am also currently working on a research proposal paper and I was able to significantly narrow my search based on my learnings during my appointment. My time with the librarian was very valuable and as I progress through my graduate program I will continue to reach out to her for assistance. "

Tonya Johnson-Gilliam
MSN-FNP, Class of 2017


lsnyder"I have been particularly helped by the research librarians. That service is very nice to have. Also, I am thankful that there are lots of places to work and that it's a quiet environment."


Leah Snyder
Pre-Nursing, Class of 2019


jlyons"The Research Center completely changed the way I prepare to write a paper and gave me the resources/training I needed to be successful!"


Jonathan Lyons
Music Education, Class of 2017


lgrandouiller"This session was a big help to my students as they are working on serious research, giving them some leads that they had not previously had, for resources even beyond the university's holdings. Thanks so much for all your efforts!"

Louise Grandouiller
Assistant Professor of French and Applied Linguistics



morris"It was great having this librarian teach the freshman intro class on research and evidence based practice. She shared relevant resources for their level and gave practical examples. We then moved into my class assignment so they could put into practice what she taught and were able to field questions. Great !!"

Dee Morris
Professor of Allied Health & Coordinator, Allied Health Program



celliott"I was at a loss as to how to cover material in this intro seminar class. The librarian was an amazing resource. The class was one of the most valuable sessions we had this semester...I had one student thank me for this session as the referencing advice given 'saved his life'."

Chuck Elliott
Professor of Communication



ehellwig"The librarian's working knowledge of the research specifically related to health care. It was SO helpful to have a librarian who already fully understands the ultimate goal and end product of our student's research projects so that they can effectively and efficiently find appropriate guidance in the research process...THANK YOU for your vision in establishing this position."

Evan Hellwig
Professor of Athletic Training