Faculty can request an instruction session tailored to the specific research or information needs of your classes.
Library Instruction Formats
Librarians can partner with faculty to provide the following instruction formats.
Workshop: The librarian will work with the students to workshop their research project.
Peer-to-peer learning session: The librarian will facilitate a session where students learn together and from each other. This model allows students to work in groups and show each other how to effectively search and find information based on their topic.
Traditional information literacy session: The librarians will focus on online presence, our Books & More Search, our Databases A-Z page, and physical spaces.
Topics Covered in Library Instruction
Integrative Seminar 1 Online Tutorial
How to use the library website
Where to find research help
How to use the "Books & More" search
How to access library databases
How to find subject specific databases
Where to find subject librarians
When to use database search tips
How to search databases
Integrative Seminar 2
Possible learning outcomes for second semester first-year students.
Use library search tools to explore literature and develop a research question
Explore database search strategies for finding relevant research
Understand the difference between scholarly resources and popular resources, finding scholarly and popular resources
Learn how to request items and use resource-sharing arrangements like InterLibrary Loan
Learn the difference between books and articles; read an article citation; request articles
Access and understand the Chicago Manual of Style Quick Guide
Learn how to find, use, and evaluate information on the Web
Become acquainted with subject-specific databases
Become acquainted with research guides for their subjects, including general layout of locations of materials