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Research 101

Who are we?

Research 101 is a project created by the Instruction Services Division at UC Berkeley Library. As a team, our mission is to teach emerging scholars to approach research with confidence, creativity, and critical insight, empowering them to access, critically evaluate, and use information to create and distribute their own research in a technologically evolving environment. We also partner with instructors and GSIs to integrate the Library in courses and assignments. Learn more about each of us:

Corliss Lee 
Gisèle Tanasse
Jennifer Brown
Kiyoko Shiosaki
Kristina Bush
Nicole Brown 

Corliss Lee

Gisèle Tanasse

Jennifer Brown

Undergraduate Learning & Research Librarian

Areas of expertise: English Literature (especially genres like Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror), Film & Media studies, Critical Race Theory. 

I can help you: 

  • get started with Humanities & Social Sciences-focused research
  • find subject-specific databases (like a History assignment that requires you to search historic newspapers)
  • cite your research 

Hobbies: creative writing, video gaming, cooking, reading, and photography.

 

Kiyoko Shiosaki

Undergraduate Learning & Research Librarian 

Areas of interest: Sociology, Queer Studies, Contemporary Literature, Poetry, Creative Writing. 

I can help you: Get started with Humanities & Social Sciences-focused research, iterate your research interests, find and cite sources.

Practices: Eating, reading, writing, music, hiking, healing.

Kristina Bush

Digital Literacies Librarian

Areas of expertise: art history, medieval & ancient studies, object based research, digital scholarship

I can help: define and narrow your research topic, generate keywords, search in UC Library Search, find the right database, narrow your results, access Library resources 

Hobbies: baking, mountain biking, playing trumpet, reading, exploring art museums

Book an appointment with me

Nicole Brown

Head, Instruction Services Division 

I can help: get started with research, find sources, design meaningful research assignments, co-think pedagogical strategies. 

Areas of expertise: Information literacy, visual literacy, pedagogy, active learning, research assignment design 

Hobbies: cooking, gardening, drawing, hiking, reading when I can! 

Book an appointment with me