CSM Library gratefully acknowledges Anthony Tardiff of Foley Center Library for permission to adapt content and use of materials appearing in this library guide.
Welcome to CSM Libraries at the College of Southern Maryland.
This guide is your introduction to the many resources we offer.
This guide is broken down into bite-sized chunks (okay, maybe a little bigger than a bite), which you can access by using these tabs at the top of the page:
In each tab, you will find a variety of information about that part of our library service. Don't hesitate! Dive right in!
If you see this icon . . .
. . . it means that we have provided a downloadable PDF document that makes it easy to print that tutorial.
Near the bottom of each tab, you will find a section like this . . .
. . . which lists a few challenges to give you some hands-on time with our resources.
When you have had your hands-on time, go on to the section called . . .
. . . and see how well you do! (Don't worry: these quizzes aren't graded!)
When you finish each tab, just hit the button at the bottom of the page to go on to the next tab, which looks something like this . .
. . . or click on another tab at the top of the page.
When you have completed all the tabs, take the final self-assessment and reflection.
These are the library competencies we hope to give you through this guide:
At the end of this guide you will be asked to rate your confidence in each competency, and to reflect on how your understanding of these competencies might affect your work as a student.