Hidden away on main campus lies a treasure trove of information accessible for any pharmacy student. Within one building students can print papers, check out DVDs, prepare research presentations, or just curl up with a good book. Wiggins Memorial Library provides all kinds of resources to ensure the success of all students, and their services can be particularly useful to students with in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS).
One avenue by which students can get help is through the research assistance desk, where reference librarians staff the desk to answer various questions that students might have. With the influx of primary literature across health disciplines, there remains a need for access to relevant information. Reference librarians can help students get access to the articles they need to succeed while educating them on the best search methods to use to find information.
An additional tool that is useful when writing papers, literature reviews, etc. is RefWorks citation manager. The library holds several workshops on the use of this tool, but essentially it stores all your citations in one place and allows for the creation of bibliographies and works cited pages for all kinds of documents. This tool also allows students to cite various types of works and access them from anywhere through the internet.
No matter how the library is used, whether for studying, leisure, or research, the kind staff and knowledgeable librarians of Wiggins Memorial Library are always willing to help students achieve their goals. The broad spectrum of library resources creates a distinct advantage for Campbell students and serves as a vital component of student life in CPHS. Be sure to check out the library the next time you visit campus; you may be surprised at all it has to offer!
-Evan Lucas (P1)