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MESA Teachers' Research Guide

Engineering Librarian & CAPLA Liaison

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Paula C Johnson
Main Library A403

MESA: Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement




UA Libraries offers our support to you in assisting your students in doing scholarly research.  I've collected some resources in this guide that I hope will contribute to your students' success. Refer students to these resources, or direct them to me, as you wish. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, we can't bring your students to campus. I, however, am available to offer your groups synchronous training via Zoom. I can also meet one-on-one or with small groups to assist students with research. Additionally, if you think a tutorial on a specific topic would be useful, I am happy to create one.

If you'd like other content added to this resource guide, please send it to me. Your MESA colleagues will benefit, and we'll have a dynamic document. If you have *any* comments or questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Thank you!

- Paula

MESA's approach is based on four pillars:

  1. Active Learning
  2. Exposure to STEM
  3. College Readiness
  4. Peer Support

UA Libraries supports MESA's third pillar of "College Readiness" by helping students practice effective and responsible research.

Scientific Communication

This diagram has been adapted from Evolution of Scientific Information. [From Allan Kent and Harold Lancour, eds., Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science (New York, 1979), s.v. ”Scientific Literature,” by K. Subramanyam, 394].