Are you anxious about researching for your paper? Have you always used Google or Wikipedia, and now your professor is expecting a scholarly source from the library? Do you know what you want to find but don't know how? We're here for you!
Library anxiety is a fear of the library space, which can stop students from using the library and the valuable resources available to them, impacting their ability to complete assignments. It is a significant issue that is more common than people think.
If you need further assistance in handling anxiety, Lone Star College (LSC) has trained counselors to help.
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Sometimes it's better to just have a live conversation about your research, databases, or citations.
Instead of avoiding the library, challenge yourself to enter the space and see what it offers. Find articles about not suffering from Library Anxiety, calming music, and apps.
Find helpful videos on how to use the library and get ahead in the research process, helpful guides to navigating the library, and information on seeking behavior.
You are not alone in feeling anxious about using the library. Check out some scenes from tv shows or movies set in a library, and find other services provided by the Student Learning Resource Center (SLRC).
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