Your First Year Library Advisor is your direct link to the Oberlin College Library; a go-to person to all things library-related. First-year students are matched with a librarian, usually based on their chosen FYSP course.
What your First Year Library Advisor can do for you
• Help you get started on a research project and find information for your assignments
• Help you locate books, articles, and other library materials
• Keep you informed with timely emails containing research tips and useful library information
• Connect you with the right person or department in the library or on campus
• Answer questions about library policies, locations, and services
List of FYSP courses and First Year Library Advisors
Notes from your First Year Library Advisor is a newsletter sent to all first year students. It is filled with tips, upcoming events, and useful resources.
• Build strong relationships between students and the library by assigning a personal librarian to every first-year student
• Encourage students to maximize use of the library’s facilities, collections, services, and staff expertise
• Contribute to students’ academic success by establishing good habits of mind that will serve students all four+ years
• Provide a positive library experience early in every students’ college experience
• Establish the library staff as friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable
• Introduce students to the value that the library brings to their Oberlin education
Here is a good, basic formula for getting started with your research:
Search approximately 300 million books, scholarly articles, newspaper articles, data, digital audio, digital video, digital images, government documents and more. It draws from the library catalog (OBIS), many of the full text and article indexing databases, as well as digital repositories from colleges, universities, research centers, and other open-access archives on the web.