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Librarians are available
to collaborate and assist with assignment design and instruction on research
strategies. The modules listed below provide a sample of the various types
of instruction sessions librarians routinely teach. An instruction session
may incorporate more than one module as time permits. Instruction sessions
are tailored to your course and class assignment - we recommend one week's
notice for preparation of each session.
Create a Research
Plan (20 minutes)
Select an appropriate
Develop a strategy
for gathering information
words and concepts
How to Use the
Catalog and Find a Book (25 minutes)
author, title, subject and keyword searches
Manage "My Account"
and place interlibrary loan requests
How to Use Databases
and Find Articles (40 minutes)
databases for a research topic
Access and navigate
Locate and retrieve
an appropriate journal article >
apply Boolean logic, limits, and other advanced search tools
index from full-text databases
Using the Web
for Research (30 minutes)
evaluate a variety of Web tools
most effective applications for each type of tool
Thinking (30 minutes)
between different types of resources. Examples will include a scholarly
journal, a trade magazine, a popular press book, and a monograph.
Learn what criteria
should be applied to information and information filters such as books,
web sites, article indexes and other reference sources
to actual information sources.
Librarians are ready
to collaborate with faculty to design an instruction session that meets
the needs of your students. Examples include:
Research Time (partial or full class period) to allow a class to begin
their research with the assistance of one of the librarians
Consultation to provide one-on-one assistance for independent research.
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