What to expect: Content
Library instruction sessions can include a combination of the following topics:
- searching databases and the catalog
- analyzing websites
- choosing scholarly material
- using government documents
- refining topics
- citing sources and avoiding plagiarism
- finding background information
...all specifically tailored to your assignment and your course content. If you're interested in a topic not listed here please contact us to see if it falls in the scope of our instructional program. We'll do our best to accommodate your needs.
What to expect: Length
A typical library instruction session runs for about 60 minutes; more time can be useful when students need one-on-one help. For instruction that covers several stages of the research process, multiple (shorter) sessions throughout the quarter may be most useful to your students.
What to expect: Location
Computer classroom: best when your students are expected to analyze websites or use databases to find articles.
The library: best when your students need to use materials not available electronically
Your classroom: best when covering more conceptual stages of the research process like plagiarism or refining topics
To schedule a session with the instructional librarian contact Kate Gronemyer by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (322-3163).