Advice for New Students

Advice Blog PictureIn an earlier blog post (Come Weigh In!) I mentioned our real life blackboard next to the computer lab.  Each week, we post a new question.  This past week we asked PSC Students, “What advice would you give to new PSC students?”  There were some excellent responses, here are a few of my favorites:

  • Study!
  • Manage your time wisely.
  • Go to class.
  • Do your very best.
  • Know what you want and don’t stop till you get it.
  • Relax, you are already here.
  • Don’t stress out.
  • Get involved.
  • Study, meet other students, and make sure to have fun!

After seeing all this great feedback, I started to think about what advice I would give to a student using library resources for the first time.  For new students, or anyone who hasn’t taken advantage of PSC Library yet, here are a few tips on using the Library:

  1. Ask a Librarian! If you’re having trouble finding what you need, we’re happy to help.  Come visit us at the Reference Desk (across from the computer lab), call us at (708) 709-3552, or email
  2. Subject Guides These online guides are written by librarians to help you find the resources you need in various subject areas.  There are guides for Nursing, Education, Biology and more! We even have a few guides for specific classes like COMM101 and ENG102.
  3. Access After Hours – Students and faculty can access online library resources anytime, day or night.  Browse books in the Ebrary, or search for articles in our databases from the comfort of home.  Simply go to the PSC Library Website, click the resource you would like to use, sign in, and begin!

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