Need help completing research papers, assignments or team projects?

The Research Education program provided by the Mardigian Library offers course-related instruction to help students learn how to conduct academic research and become more information literate. Librarians collaborate with faculty to develop individualized sessions for classes that can include:

  • Locating print and electronic resources that best support your research needs
  • Evaluating sources and information
  • Understanding the content in general and business-focused online databases
  • Developing search strategies that will save time and effort
  • Locating information on citation formatting styles (APA, Chicago, etc.)
  • Digging deeply for statistics, market research reports, and industry overviews
  • Preparing for an upcoming interview or internship through company research

I am Joan Martin, the embedded librarian supporting the College of Business at UM-Dearborn. I am here to assist undergraduate and graduate students with all of the bullet points above. Please contact me if you have a quick research question, or would like to schedule an individual or team consultation.

Contact Me:

  • Drop by the Bloomberg Finance Lab

    Fall 2019 Schedule
    Monday, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
    Wednesday, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
    Other days and times, by appointment

  • Drop by My Office

    1153 C, Mardigian Library
    106 FCS (by appointment)

  • Email / Phone

    Email: martj@umich.edu
    Phone: 313-593-5618

Faculty Collaboration

In my role as embedded librarian, I am also available to support faculty research, publishing and teaching initiatives in the following manner:

  • Offering in-class presentations on research tools and strategies that directly relate to class assignments
  • Producing customized Subject Guides or Research Tip Sheets to be placed in Canvas
  • Identifying primary or supplementary resources that support faculty lectures
  • Keeping faculty appraised of new print and electronic research tools added to the library’s collection or available collaboratively from another institution
  • Informing faculty of new books available for purchase
  • Giving faculty the opportunity to test and give feedback on trial databases
  • Providing tips on using library resources to stay current in a subject area

Research Education for Students

As the embedded librarian, my role is to partner with instructional faculty to help students achieve learning outcomes such as information literacy, written communication, problem solving, creative thinking and integrative learning. Please contact me to discuss how I can best support you and your students. Thank you!

The Advantages of Research Education for Students:

  • Students will use higher-quality sources for their research projects or papers
  • Students will produce higher quality projects or papers.
  • Students will feel more comfortable using the library.
  • Students will gain self-confidence in their research skills.
  • Students will learn research strategies that can save them time.
  • Students will become independent researchers.
  • Research education may reduce frustration of both students and faculty.

Joan Martin, Business Librarian

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