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SMU Libraries

Library Peer Advisors: Advice from UG for UG: Peer-to-Peer Services

Who We Are. What We Do.

Library Orientation & Tour

Come and get to know about the 4-level Li Ka Shing Library and 3-level Kwa Geok Choo Law Library. Our digital library also provides you with numerous resources that you will need for your studies in the next few years at SMU. 

Learn more about the essential library services from the LPAs during the library orientation and tour, where they will share with you various library resources available to you and the best study spots in the Libraries. Get yourself equipped with these tips and tricks to kickstart your learning journey!

Watch this 'LPA Confessions' video in which the LPAs share stories and hacks about SMU Libraries.

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Avoid Plagiarism! Cite It Well

The start of a new semester indicates the start of project work and writing papers and reports! Attend an APA Citation workshop to gain awareness of plagiarism and learn skills to avoid it by using citation and reference techniques. During the session, our librarians and LPAs will guide you how to cite different types of resources through the APA referencing style. Also check out the LIB001 - Library Research Skills learning activity on Avoiding Plagiarism through the APA Style in eLearn and refer to the library research guide How do I use APA Citation Style.

Learning Tips & Tricks

Due to the pandemic, we have pivoted to hybrid learning where some classes are face-to-face and others online. In order to prepare our students for the "new normal" in the upcoming term, LPAs share their experiences and tips for successful learning to help students adapt and get the most out of hybrid classes and campus life.

Learning Is Different! Top 3 Hacks is a comprehensive library guide to learning tips & tricks curated by our LPAs. Furthermore, the LPAs conducted Succeed in Learning Workshops to introduce online learning tools that professors use in a virtual classroom and help students orient themselves towards a positive learning mindset. Check out the workshop slides and recordings and get ready for the new term with advice from your peers!

Research Skills

Improve your research skills and reduce your academic anxieties! SMU Libraries subscribe to over 170 databases, all at your disposal! They may sound intimidating to you right now, but trust us, you will need them sooner than you think. These databases offer you a wide variety of credible resources you can’t find on Google. The best thing? It’s all in one place - the Library Search!

Don't know where to start? Attend a session of the Bite-Sized Library Workshops, Business Research - Wish I Had Known This (for UG by UG), and tackle business research for class assignments with our LPAs, who will share their insights and tips for harnessing library resources for academic research. 

Find out more about the following research tool and database that LPAs recommend!

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