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Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Achievement

Guide for participants in the Symposium for Student Research, Scholarship, and Creative Achievement, Slippery Rock University

2020 Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, & Creative Achievement Symposium

Faculty will be on hand to offer one-on-one assistance with your research projects, including:

  • Literature searches
  • Poster organization (and approved SRU logo use)
  • Citing references
  • Peer review
  • Practice with talking points
  • Q & A - ask us anything!

2019 URSCA Symposium

Thursday, April 9, 2020
Robert M. Smith Student Center
3rd Floor

For more information, see the Symposium website

Journal of Scholarly Endeavor

Student abstracts are published online in the Journal of Scholarly Endeavor 
available through SRU's Digital Collections!


Drop-in Sessions

Drop by Bailey Library, 1st floor in the TLC area:

Tuesday, March 31, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Friday, April 3, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.


If you have questions or wish to schedule an appointment at another time, contact:

Allison Brungard, STEM Librarian

Dr. Heike Hartmann, Associate Professor, Geography, Geology, & the Environment

Research Help

Personal Librarians

Bailey Library's personal librarians are available to address all levels of research questions within their subject specialties. Should you require immediate or walk-in assistance, consult Research Services and Ask A Librarian. Otherwise, feel free to make an appointment with your librarian! 


You are also welcome to call or e-mail your personal librarian directly. We look forward to helping you!

Ask A Librarian and Research Services

Friendly, knowledgeable librarians are available on weekdays and on Sunday to assist with general questions or other research inquiries! Some examples of questions we commonly assist with are:

  • Citation questions
  • Finding resources on a specific topic
  • Formulating a database search strategy/using databases
  • Locating or suggesting places to assemble hard-to-find or specialized data - it may not exist,
    but we'll help you figure out if it does!
  • Using any library service or resource.

Walk-in and Phone Reference Consultation Times: (Call the Reference Desk at 724-738-2641)

Monday - Thursday

10:00 AM - 8:00 PM


10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


1:00 PM - 8:00 PM

To summon a librarian, just ask the student workers at the first floor Research Services desk and the on-duty librarian will arrive promptly. 

When a librarian is not directly available, you can still ask your question using the form on our online Ask A Librarian service. You will receive a response via e-mail no later than 24-48 hours. Before you e-mail your question, you may also want to search Ask A Librarian's past questions and answers to see if your question has been answered before!

Library Guides

Bailey Library's Library Guides are librarian-prepared instructional resources that address information resources useful within an academic discipline or subject, university course, library service, or element of the research process. They most commonly provide links to resources and instructions on how to use those resources, or tutorials detailing a library or research concept. 

Use keywords to search all Library Guides - if your keyword is found within a Library Guide it will display on the list.

Video Tutorials

Bailey Library produces a variety of Instructional Videos for SRU students and faculty. These videos range from demonstrations of library services and resources to examples and explanations of Research Concepts. To access these videos, visit the Videos Library Guide.

Cite It!

The following links provide examples and guidance to assist you in creating bibliographies and citations. For detailed questions, please check with your professor, try Ask A Librarian, or consult style guides in the reference collection.

Outside Links to Citation Resources


Copyright provides legal protection for the creator of an original work to control its use and to authorize its use by others. Protection is provided for published and unpublished works when fixed in a tangible medium. Copyright protection includes the rights to:

  • reproduce the work

  • prepare derivative works

  • distribute copies

  • perform the work publicly

  • display the work publicly

For further details and important information regarding copyright policies, consult the Copyright Library Guide.

Distance Education

Bailey Library is committed to ensuring that Distance Education students receive just as much library goodness for their tuition and time that traditionally educated students receive. For assistance and details on how Distance Education students can access the wealth of resources at Bailey Library, consult the Distance Learning Library Guide.