Guide to University Libraries' First Year Success Series Sessions

Session Resources

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A Heroic Quest: A Research and Role-Playing Game Library Adventure

Register for this session with the First Year Success Series. Search for the session title or keyword "heroic."

Learn about the research process including creating a search strategy and finding sources and discover how to overcome common obstacles when completing research assignments in an interactive and engaging storytelling environment. Your group will create a unique research story based on the choices you make and obstacles you encounter. You’ll also role-play as fictional characters in a fantasy world to prevent a dragon from destroying the city and save the day.

There will be challenges along the way…are you ready to face them?


Learning Outcomes

•    Discover specific services, tools, and resources University Libraries provide for students
•    Practice the research and inquiry process through a collaborative narrative
•    Identify ways to overcome common obstacles during the research process using library services and resources

How to attend

This session is held in person in Thompson Library room 150. Register for this session with the First Year Success Series.

Research Process Map

flow chart diagram with map of research processHere is a Map of the Research Process. This diagram helps when getting started and can guide you when you are stuck to figure out what to do next.

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Resource List

To download a copy of the research resource list, please click here:

Research Resource List

Take onThompson Schedule

All sessions take place in Thompson Library Room 150 unless otherwise stated in the registration description.


October 16 3:30 p.m.


November 20 2:45 p.m.



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