English Department Rutgers University Library Research Field Trip 12/2015
Project Objective or Need
To provide a field trip to Alexander Library at Rutgers University for the purpose of doing research in a university setting, with all the resources a major university has available. In addition, the trip and research was led by a Humanities Librarian at Rutgers University.
The field trip made it possible that the students learned how to navigate a university library system in the development of a long term research paper. The trip addressed the need these college bound students have in learning how to navigate a university library effectively. The students had a higher quality of research based on the sources available at the university level and it gave them a comfort level with both the size and organization of a college level library system.