Research Tools for Student Success

Need academic resources for your papers and projects? Albertsons Library offers library research guides on most all academic subjects. These online guides are one-stop shopping for subject specific research tools such as article databases and relevant websites. Check these guides out here: http://library.boisestate.edu/Reference/subjectguides/list.shtm

Looking for full-text articles? Albertsons Library has put the FIND IT button in most of the library databases and resources. Click on it when you don’t see the full-text of the article you located. The button will link out to other library resources which may contain the full-text you need or allow you to use inter-library loan to request it from another library. Give the library databases a whirl and look for the FIND IT button: http://library.boisestate.edu/indexes/

Need research help during the Spring Semester? There are many options available to you: email a librarian; chat online with a library professional 24/7; schedule a personal research appointment; or visit the reference desk in Albertsons Library. For more information on all the ways you can research help, please click here:  http://library.boisestate.edu/reference.shtm

Rick Stoddart,
Reference Librarian


Graduate Student Workshops for Spring!

We're hosting a workshop series designed to foster graduate student success. Each workshop has been designed to suit your research and information needs.

We hope that you will attend as many workshops as you like, and that you gain valuable knowledge and proficiency with certain tools to help you in your graduate studies.

Workshops include: APA Style, Literature Reviews, Tours of the Library and more!

Please review the list of offerings and register for those that you would like to attend by visiting this website: http://guides.boisestate.edu/graduatestudents


10 Minutes to Improving Your Research Skills

Are you daunted by an upcoming research project? Want to know more about what the library has to offer? Join us for a free 10 minute training session in the library.

The "10 Minutes to..." sessions will be repeated a few times from 12:00 noon - 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, January 25th through February 5th.

Boise State librarians will cover the essentials of research in these short sessions. Look for us just inside the library's front doors, near the entrance to Starbucks. Planned workshops include:

  • Monday, 1/25: Navigating the New Library Website
  • Tuesday, 1/26: Finding a MOVIE at the Library
  • Wednesday, 1/27: Finding Images and Videos on the Web
  • Thursday, 1/28: Google Search Tips
  • Friday, 1/29: Secrets of Database Searching
  • Monday, 2/1: Google It: Exploring Google Services
  • Tuesday, 2/2: Finding MUSIC at the Library
  • Wednesday, 2/3: Finding Ebooks
  • Thursday, 2/4: Getting Started with Your Research
  • Friday, 2/5: Google Scholar Search Tips
There's no need to RSVP or plan ahead; just stop by at noon and check them out. Come for one session, or come for all of them -- it's up to you. See you there!

Welcome to the Library!

Welcome to Albertsons Library! We are continually adding new services and resources to make your stay at Boise State one of fulfilling research and academic excellence. Here are a few of the things you can expect to see this Spring semester at the Library:

Library pages for
Faculty. You will find a variety of library resources based on your scholarly and teaching needs, a plethora of library services and collections, and location and contact information for your library liaison.

For students, we have additional computers with Microsoft Office 2007, laptops (Macs & PCs) for checkout, library pages geared toward your scholarly needs (check it out:
undergraduate and graduate), and extended hours.

Don't forget, we are available to help you with your research via our
reference chat, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

New research databases! Access articles from thousands of journals and magazines in our growing collection of online resources available at the A-Z list of databases.

Find research resources using our extensive interactive subject guides in fields such as Public Administration, Criminal Justice, Kinesiology, Sociology and many more via Alberstons Library's
LibGuides system.

We're up to about 110 desktop computers in our student lab, with machines on the first and second floors. Included are two multimedia stations with additional hardware and software so that students can use to create and edit multimedia projects.

There are digital screens in presentation rooms on the first and second floors, so you can plug in your laptop and view your presentation on the big screen.

Albertsons Library is committed to ensure the academic success of Boise State University students, faculty, and staff. If you have questions or comments, please let us
know, or call us at 426-1204.