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CSES, HORT, AECT, PLPA, HESC Agriculture Librarian

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Necia Parker Gibson
Mullins Library 220N

Email is the best way to contact me. Click the Email me button or use

I've set my office phone to forward to my cell phone. We'll see how that works.

I'm working from home starting 3/16/2020 until further notice. Email or use the text number below. If you want me, particularly, ask for me.

Text a librarian: 479-385-0803

For students, faculty, and staff I will:
Answer your questions via email, phone or Skype or Facetime (until we are back to face to face).
Recommend databases for your topic.
Meet individually to work out your topic or discuss research strategies.

For faculty, I will:
Provide in-person library instruction tailored to your class, or tailored research guides to your class, with some lead time.

Meet with your students individually or in small groups.
Track down tricky citations. Purchase books and other materials, as funds allow.

I do consultations via email, Skype or Facetime (as well as face to face, when we can again).
Email me for an appointment

Quick Tips for Library Research

If you have an assignment, and know what your assignment or project is, bring the assignment sheet, description, or notes with you. A big part of our job IS to answer your questions, so feel welcome to ask!

Get started early; it allows you to build understanding and helps us help you more. What kind(s) of information do you need-- a single fact, a simple analysis, an in-depth discussion, or more? Some things show up in specific places and not others. Encyclopedias or handbooks may give you 

If you are trying to broaden your understanding of a topic, great! We can help there, too. Consult with librarians or staff at the Research desk, or email your librarian.

Cite your sources as you work.

It is far easier to keep track if you record the information about your sources as you go. We offer Endnote Basic; other alternatives including Zotero and Mendeley-- but even keeping note cards is far better than losing track.