You’re a Researcher Without a Library: What Do You Do? by @WikiLibrary

Here is a Friday Feature post for all those who find themselves without a full library at their disposal. The article “You’re a Researcher Without a Library: What Do You Do?” is what you need. You might be:

  • a distance education student;
  • a student or faculty member at a school with slim library resources;
  • a researcher on sabbatical;
  • a study abroad student needing resources;
  • someone studying English topics in a non-English university;
  • an independent researcher; or
  • a curious lover of history, literature, culture, or religion who would like to know more.

In any case, Jake Orlowitz, head of @WikiLibrary, has gathered a huge resource list of possibilities for the researcher stretching for academic sources. A lot of this you will learn after some time in the independent researcher hinterlands, but there are things I hadn’t considered or didn’t know about on this list. The list even includes things you need Harry’s invisibility cloak to find, so beware, and Happy Friday!

About Brenton Dickieson

“A Pilgrim in Narnia” is a blog project in reading and talking about the work of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the worlds they touched. As a "Faith, Fantasy, and Fiction" blog, we cover topics like children’s literature, apologetics and philosophy, myths and mythology, fantasy, theology, cultural critique, art and writing. This blog includes my thoughts as I read through Lewis and Tolkien and reflect on my own life and culture. In this sense, I am a Pilgrim in Narnia--or Middle Earth, or Fairyland. I am often peeking inside of wardrobes, looking for magic bricks in urban alleys, or rooting through yard sale boxes for old rings. If something here captures your imagination, leave a comment, “like” a post, share with your friends, or sign up to receive Narnian Pilgrim posts in your email box. Brenton Dickieson is a father, husband, friend, university lecturer, and freelance writer from Prince Edward Island, Canada. You can follow him on Twitter, @BrentonDana.
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1 Response to You’re a Researcher Without a Library: What Do You Do? by @WikiLibrary

  1. L.A. Smith says:

    Fantastic! Thanks for sharing this…it will be very useful!

    Liked by 1 person

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