Welcome to the library's Research Guide for Professor Fellouzis' "Environmental Education Certificate" course. Please use the resources and links provided to complete your research. If you have any questions, please ask!
Library staff members are always willing and eager to help you with your research. You may schedule a meeting in advance, or simply stop by whenever the library is open. Feel free to email, call, or text the library with your questions as well. (See the left and right columns on this page for contact information and texting instructions.)
If you are off-campus, you will need to enter your myDelVal credentials to login to a database. You will be prompted for this after you've clicked on the database. Contact us with any questions: email@example.com, or 215-709-8851
Most books may be checked out for three weeks. If no one is waiting for the titles, you may then renew them for another three weeks. There is no limit to the number of books you may check out. DVDs are available for three-day loans.
Research articles are also often known as scientific or peer-reviewed articles. If the article is NOT written by the person or group who did the research, it is NOT a peer-reviewed or scientific article. Research articles are important for knowing what new discoveries have been made. This is why it is important to use recent articles, since they will be the first things published on a new scientific development.
Here's a quick overview of how to identify these journal articles:
If you have answered "yes" to these five questions you have probably located a scientific article.
If a book or article you want is not available, use Interlibrary Loan (ILL). The Library can order books and articles from other libraries. This process takes few days but is completely free for DelVal students, faculty, and staff.
The Writing Center is staffed by DelVal undergraduate peer tutors who help with writing assignments in all your courses. We view writing as a process that involves planning, reading, drafting, revising, and editing—writing with substance involves discovering your meaning through brainstorming, sharing, and getting lots of feedback.
Tutors help you gain a fresh perspective on the writing process, and can assist with any stage of the process: choosing a topic or working through writer's block, generating ideas, creating an outline, sharpening a thesis, arranging and organizing paragraphs, citing correctly and fluently, editing grammar and mechanics, and more.
Instructors receive a copy of the tutor report completed during the session, to illustrate your engagement with the writing process and meeting the demands of writing across disciplines.
Services are on a walk-in basis, so no appointment is necessary. Schedules are posted in the Writing Center, on Inside DelVal, and on professors' Blackboard course pages.
Tutors look forward to working with you!