Research Skills Workshop

Course Description:

Research Skills I:
Research Skills I will introduce students to scholarly research, using the Z. Smith Reynold’s Library website, scholarly journal databases, and citation resources. Students will learn to conduct pre-research in order to develop an effective research question, evaluate research resources, and accurately cite sources.

Research Skills II:
Research Skills II takes the general academic research skills learned in Research Skills I and applies them to the specific research question of each student in workshop. Students will develop and hone their research question, identify search terms, and begin finding scholarly articles and books that address their individual research question.

Hu Womack

Hu Womack is an Outreach and Instruction Librarian in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University. He graduated from Wake Forest University in 1990 with a BA in English and Studio Art. Hu received his MBA from the Babcock School at Wake Forest in 2000 and completed his LIS degree from UNC-Greensboro in 2008. He currently serves as a member of Research, Instruction and Technology Services team, offering both research instruction and technology workshops to faculty and students. He is also the liaison for both Sociology and Communication and serves on the Freshman Orientation and Advising Committee. Additionally, Hu is one of eighteen faculty fellows assigned to the first-year residence halls.

Meghan Webb

Meghan Webb is an Instruction & Outreach Librarian at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University. She holds a Master of Science in Library Science from the School of Information and Library Science, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Prior to her appointment at Wake Forest University, Meghan served as a Library Assistant with the Reference Department at the Chapel Hill Public Library.  Other experience includes being a Program Associate with World View, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Volunteer with World Teach, serving as a Bilingual English Teacher in San Vito Coto Brus, Costa Rica.