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Library Resources for First Generation Students: Overview
Our goal is student success!
As first-generation students at SMU, it can be a challenge to know where to turn when you need help. We have gathered a list of helpful resources for you to use as you work on your degree. Bookmark this page and return as often as you need, and if you have questions, just Ask Us! Use the links on this page to schedule time with our Undergraduate Success Librarian, Jonathan McMichael, or chat in to ask questions about your research and assignments.
The Writing Center is a resource for all SMU undergraduates who need help with a writing — or reading — project of any kind. The center offers 30-minute consultations, as well as drop-in times and writing labs, to help students with papers and assignments.
Wherever you are in your research process — narrowing your topic, gathering your research, or writing your citations — an SMU Librarian can help you. Use the link above to find the librarian that specializes in your topic; our subject librarians have extensive knowledge of the search strategies and databases specific to their field.