What are Pathfinders?

  • A pathfinder is a guide for researchers. Pathfinders have been used in libraries for many years to save researchers time, and to help them avoid frustrating dead ends. By creating a web-based pathfinder, in addition to learning about the particular resources for the topic you are exploring, you are also performing a service to your fellow students and our library.  Creating a pathfinder will demonstrate your searching skills and your ability to discern quality information sources.  Your annotations should justify the placement of a resource on the pathfinder.