Pre-search to research: Credo as "Academic Google"

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 2:00 - 3:00pm ET

Join Howard University librarians Niketha McKenzie, Kimberly Prosper, and Adia Coleman as they share their strategy for helping students transition from the open web searching they are accustomed to, toward more rigorous, college-level research. They will detail how they use Credo to support the concept of presearch and build familiarity with research databases. By likening Credo to an “Academic Google,” they have been able to gain buy-in from students while demonstrating the value of authoritative resources. Students have reported feeling less frustrated by the research process, and faculty appreciate that the library is providing a guide that helps students perform better.  

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Niketha Mckenzie.jpgNiketha McKenzie
First-Year Experience Librarian
Howard University

Niketha is the First-year Experience Librarian at Howard University. She is a certified school media specialist. She earned her B.S. from Morris Brown College and her Masters in Library Science from Clark Atlanta University. She provides programming and instruction for first-year students. She also coordinates the Libraries’ outreach program. She is the subject specialist for Anthropology, Education, and Sociology.

Kimberly Prosper.jpgKimberly Prosper
Reference Librarian
Howard University

Kimberly earned her B.S. from Howard University and her Masters in Information Technology from Catholic University. She provides reference assistance and library instruction. She is the subject specialist for Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics

Adia Coleman.jpgAdia Coleman
Patent and Trademark Librarian
Howard University 

Adia earned her B.A. from Morgan State University and her Masters of Information Management from the University of Maryland. She coordinates the Libraries' Patent and Trademark Resource Center, one of 85 such federal depository library programs sponsored by the US Patent and Trademark Office. She is the subject specialist for Communications and Patents and Trademarks