We offer a one credit course that will help you become an excellent researcher. We'll teach you to find and use the right resources, become an effective researcher in all of your classes here at Whitman.
We also offer a seminar on using Primary sources. Find out more about Library courses in the course catalog.
Are you writing a thesis this year? You can find all the help you need at Penrose Library.
We have guides and tips to help you learn to format your research papers and cite sources correctly.
We've put together some great resources to help you navigate copyright in your academic and personal life, including fair use analysis tools and sample copyright request forms. The Whitman College Copyright Policy and procedures for use of copyrighted materials are also available.
Penrose Library has arrangements with libraries through the Northwest and the United States so you can borrow many materials that aren't available here. Find out about borrowing through Summit and Interlibrary Loan, and with a little planning you can find any library materials you want.
Meet Your Librarians
Librarians can help you decide on paper topics, narrow your topic to a reasonable size, and locate the right materials for your research. Come to the library and meet with a librarian, or set up an appointment for a research consultation.