Research

Research Services

Ohrstrom Library offers the following services to support research at St. Paul’s School:

Instruction on information literacy in support of classroom curriculum

We collaborate with faculty on a variety of research assignments. Skills focus on the ability to retrieve, evaluate, and effectively utilize a variety of sources. Library instruction sessions are most effective when taught as students are just beginning their research. Please contact us at least two weeks in advance to allow tailoring of the library session to the particular needs of your class. We are happy to:

    • Develop library instruction sessions that teach students to identify and narrow a topic, locate material on specific subjects, evaluate quality and effectiveness of material, develop search strategies across a variety of resources, recognize differences between primary and secondary sources, and/or distinguish scholarly from popular articles.
    • Offer such sessions to classes or to individuals in the library or in the classroom.
    • Develop research guides relevant to your curriculum/assignment(s).
One-on-one assistance to support academic research

Ms. LaFlamme and Ms. Seymour are both available by appointment.

Research guides

Browse our full list of topical and course-specific content.

Citation support

Bibliography assistance, including access to Noodletools, citation instruction, and a citation guide, which offers resources and examples of items most cited at St. Paul’s School.

Access Services

Interlibrary loan

For hard-to-find books, articles, or other materials that support your research.

Course reserves

Includes all Humanities titles for the current term. Items may be used in the library for a two-hour period.