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Adult Students: Welcome

A quick way to access Atkins Library research resources.


Use this guide to become familiar with Atkins Library's resources.  Other pertinent information that may be helpful for adult students is also shared.  If you need personalized assistance, contact Beth Scarborough, Atkins Library's specialized representative to Adult Students.

Find Articles

Use Atkins Library's databases to find relevant articles.  Go here for a list of databases by subject: 

Here are some good databases to search.

Research Preparation

When selecting a topic and preparing to research:

  • Think of what you already know about the subject.
  • Read general information to learn more specifics.
  • Break down the specifics into key topics.
  • List keywords from those topics.
  • Think and list synonyms for the keywords.
  • Use the basic keywords to search for articles and books, e.g., body image and media
  • Read and click on subject headings and author supplied keywords to find other interesting articles and books.

Family Friendly Study Room

You now have a child friendly place to study in the library.  Thanks to a partnership with J. Murrey Atkins Library, OASES and the ANSWER Scholarship Program, a study room has been set aside on the second floor to help adult students excel in their academic programs while caring for children and dependents.  The materials, toys, and technology in this room provide learning opportunities for children to enhance their motor and literacy skills. 

Find Books

Use this link to search Atkins Library's catalog for books, videos and more.


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