Guide to University Libraries' First Year Success Series Sessions

Resources related to FYSS Sessions offered by University Libraries

Welcome to the guide for University Libraries' First Year Success Series Sessions! Explore the tabs on the left to learn more about the different sessions or read a quick description of each below.

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OSU Libraries FYSS Sessions

A+ Research: Where Do You Start?

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could begin each research project already having a good understanding of the entire process and even having the skills needed for the first few steps?  Here’s where you’ll get that important head start.
This Carmen online session is about 60 minutes of instruction that you can take at your own convenience during the month you are enrolled.

A+ Research: Help Making Your Argument

Imagine starting a research project with a template that shows you what information you need to find and how to structure an argument to present that information persuasively. This session provides that template. Less stress and more success!
This Carmen online session is about 60 minutes of instruction that you can take at your own convenience during the month you are enrolled.

A+ Research: Making Citing Easy

Nobody much likes the work of citing their sources, but we specialize in taking away the mystery of it--all to make it as easy as possible for you to do in your writing assignments.
This Carmen online session is about 60 minutes of instruction that you can take at your own convenience during the month you are enrolled.

Accessing the Library with Your iPad

So, you have a shiny new iPad. What can you do with it? When it comes to accessing and using library resources, your iPad can help you save time and stress less. In the session you will explore the library website to find ways to get help and access digital library content. And learn how to use specific iPad features to store and mark up PDFs from the library and other web content, and make reading sources quick and easy.

Be Information Savvy: Catch and Stop Misinformation

In this self-paced online Carmen session, you will learn the different types of misinformation that you will encounter. You will also learn tips and tricks that will help you verify the information you see on the internet and hear in the world, including: recognize confirmation bias, reverse image searching and lateral reading. It will take about an hour to complete. 

Droppin' Science: Introduction to Hip Hop Research

Taught by African American and African Studies Librarian, Leta Hendricks, Droppin’ Science is an innovative and interactive session that introduces participants to basic research methods and resources. This 75-minute session uses the theme of Hip Hop Culture to explore the subject matter through group discussions and develop research skills for lifelong learning.

More than Books: Key Library Resources for Your First Year

With so much to learn in your first year at OSU, you'll want some help. Join us in Thompson Library for this 60-minute session to learn about key library resources to get you off to a stronger academic start. Learn how to get in-person, peer-to-peer help from student staff from Ask Us.  Find your new favorite study spot by getting to know our many campus library locations and learning about reserving a library group study room. Explore Thompson Library and share discoveries with peers. Take the first steps in making better use of the extensive resources University Libraries offers to help you boost your academic potential.

Out Loud: Navigating Common Situations in Your First Year

Working through different kinds of challenges—whether academic, person, social, or otherwise—is one of reasons college can be such a powerful time. Navigating these challenges often depends on finding and using information or campus resources. Hear from prior first year students and learn about the resources to help in this session.

Take on Thompson: A Library Orientation Game

Thompson Library is full of resources to help Ohio State students at any level, but it's also enormous and can seem intimidating at first. Where do you start? Don't go it alone. Join a team of peers to explore Thompson Library and connect with helpful library personnel as you complete tasks that highlight key library resources. This 75-minute session begins with a brief meeting to learn the rules for the game and form teams; then you’re off to complete tasks around Thompson Library.

Where's Brutus? A Library Orientation Game

Join a team of peers to uncover the location of Brutus Buckeye (1965 version) in Thompson library in this interactive library orientation game. Complete tasks that highlight library resources, services, and special collections.  This session will get you started using the library and connect you with helpful library personnel.  This 75-minute session begins with a brief meeting to learn the rules for the game and form teams; then you’re off to complete tasks and solve the mystery.

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