1. Study in chunks. Block off specific hours of your schedule to study for each test you have to take. A ten minute study break every few hours is also a good idea.
2. Schedule in some exercise. There’s no better way to relieve stress. Don’t plan on studying non-stop the whole week.
3. Take advantage of study groups. A group can motivate you to get started and discussing difficult concepts with each other can aid in understanding.
4. Take advantage of review sessions. Most professors will touch on certain topics more heavily than others in review sessions and this might give you a better idea of what will be on the exam.
5. Take advantage of your professor’s office hours. If you’re unsure about anything, touch base with your professor or TA.
6. Make sure you have the materials you’ll need for the test the night before. Bring a back-up pen or pencil.
7. Get a good night’s rest and have a good breakfast before your test. If you follow tip #1, you won’t have to stay up all night cramming.
9. Don’t psych yourself out. You’ve studied, so don’t talk yourself into doing poorly. Put yourself in confidence mode, visualize it all going right and think A+.
Come learn about tips and tricks to successfully conquer finals week, all while enjoying a treat!
Featuring First-Year Experience Librarian Sherry Larson-Rhodes
Location: Onandaga Hall, Iroquois Room
You can also find the Indigenous Peoples: North America Database on the Milne Library A-Z Databases page, https://libguides.geneseo.edu/az.php
Kudos to Library Interns Brianne Briggmann and Emma Medina, who presented “Usability Testing: Testing the Functionality of Library Research Tutorials,” at SUNY Geneseo Great Day 2019. Brianne and Emma developed online tutorials for citing information and IDS services, using the LibWizard application. They then conducted usability tests in order to make the tutorials more user friendly.
Brianne and Emma developed a qualitative test to determine the overall ease of going through the tutorials–the structure, grammatical issues, design format, and general troubleshooting; and a quantitative test to determine the educational results, such as tutorial effectiveness and the students’ understanding of the concepts. Both of these tests were conducted with a sample of 8 undergraduates at various stages of their academic careers. The results allowed Brianne and Emma to indicate the areas of the tutorials that need improvement, which can enhance the tutorials that were used in this testing process, and also aid in the development of future tutorials.
Brianne Briggmann is double majoring in English Literature and French. Emma Medina is majoring in English Literature. Brandon West, Head of Library Research Instruction, is the faculty sponsor for this project.
You can also find EBSCO Open Dissertations on the Milne Library A-Z Databases page, https://libguides.geneseo.edu/az.php
Spring is on its way to the agriculturally-centered Geneseo, NY region! Milne Library has access to agricultural and horticultural databases for your research, as well as for gardening and horticultural tips.
AgEconSearch contains over 130,000 records in agricultural economics, including sub disciplines such as agribusiness, food supply, natural resource economics, environmental economics, policy issues, agricultural trade, and economic development. Open Access (as in, no login needed!)
AGRICOLA The AGRicultural Online Access database contains citations of works in agriculture and related fields published since the fifteenth century. Links to many full-text documents on the web are included. AGRICOLA is also open to the public. http://agricola.nal.usda.gov/
Agriculture Collection (GALE) A comprehensive database of over 10 million periodicals supporting research in agriculture and related fields, from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture. This is available on campus only, or via Geneseo single sign-on.
Botanicus Digital Library is a freely accessible portal to historic botanical literature, including illustrations and rare volumes from the Missouri Botanical Garden Library.
Gardening, Landscape, and Horticulture Collection offers biotechnologists, farmers, hobbyists, and landscape architects alike access to important content relevant to their pursuits. Popular topics include beekeeping, rose care, mulching, and landscaping. This is available on campus only, or via Geneseo single sign-on.
You can also find these databases on the Milne Library A-Z Databases page, https://libguides.geneseo.edu/az.php
Featuring more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790. NEXIS UNI also offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches, and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents.
NEXIS UNI is conveniently linked on the Milne Library Home page under the “Databases” column.
You can also find it on the Milne Library A-Z Databases page, https://libguides.geneseo.edu/az.php
Hundreds of titles covering Art, Architecture, Design, History, Philosophy, Music, Literature, Theatre and Cultural Studies – right at your fingertips via Milne Library! The Arts & Humanities database is designed to complement the following indexes: ABM, Avery, BHA, BHI, DAAI, Index Islamicus, MLA, Philosopher’s Index and RILM.
or access it from the Milne Library A-Z Database page, https://libguides.geneseo.edu/az.php