You will see us in your classes for workshops, you’ll see us at campus events, and of course you’ll see us at the library! We’re the ones teaching you how to avoid plagiarism by citing your papers, helping you search for articles, showing you how to evaluate information, narrow down a research topic, and more. Consider us your partner in research! When you have an assignment that requires research and you feel you could use a little guidance, remember the LRC is the place to be! We value the time we get to spend with our students; helping to develop the skills you will need to succeed in your professional lives! Stop by and visit your Campus Library today to find out all the resources we have to offer!
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Stratford University’s Learning Resource Center is dedicated to providing students and faculty with the resources they need to succeed. We offer physical collections, ebooks, and subscription database access for content in all subjects offered at Stratford. Our mission is:
Your coursework at Stratford University will involve research components that the Library is here to assist you with! Explore these modules to learn about and develop the research skills you will need to succeed in your courses. Your Campus Librarians are available to provide further research guidance.
As your librarians, it’s our goal to help you develop your critical thinking skills. Several facets of critical thinking that will help you in your academic career are problem-solving, analyzing and evaluating information, using information to make smart decisions, and communicating your informed thoughts and ideas to others. Mastering these skill sets will help you become successful not only in your educational path, but also in your professional and personal lives. The following guides offer a brief tutorial on some of the activities you will practice and develop here at Stratford to accomplish an expertise in critical thinking.
RESEARCH DATABASES AND EBOOKS
Stratford provides students and faculty with free access to LinkedIn Learning. This website provides high-quality, online learning courses and videos covering a wide range of subjects that can be useful both inside and outside the classroom. To sign in and start using LinkedIn Learning, click the link below and use your Stratford email address and password to login. For example:
SEARCH THE ONLINE CATALOG
In addition to the extensive collection of magazines and journals the library subscribes to in electronic form, each campus library also has a selection of print magazines chosen to cover the programs of study here at Stratford. Below is a sampling of our print magazine collection. Please check with your campus library to find out what is available at your location.