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Top 10 Reasons to Schedule a Library Research Consultation

1. With a library book collection numbering over 92,000, it's imperative to learn to evaluate sources and, in turn, to develop critical thinking skills. Information literacy is a skill that both instructors and employers value.

. Library skills will help you to find the information to create more interesting papers and present more informative speeches.

. The World Wide Web, ILLINET Online and online periodical indexes will introduce you to the world of library technology and give you the necessary skills for the information age.

. The Oakton Library's collection of over 500 periodical subscriptions and online access to thousands more will help you to discover the differences between academic and popular sources of information.

5. A research consultation will heighten your awareness and appreciation of an academic library and of libraries in general.

. Search engines, web subject directories, online catalogs and online periodical indexes will become valuable buzzwords if you transfer to another college or university.

. Learning how to develop strategies to find information will save you time and effort--important concerns in today's hectic world.

8. You can increase your confidence and independence in the Library and improve your ability to use appropriate library resources.

. You will be introduced to the special services of an academic library, including how to use the library and web for research and how to initiate an interlibrary loan.

10. You will learn to use libraries for personal information and recreational purposes as well as for classroom assignments.

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