Library faculty members would love to partner with you to help your students master research skills in the academic environment. Our goal is to help them move beyond their standard reliance on Wikipedia and Google into fluency in the research process, including an understanding of the nuances of database searches and resource types as well as an ability to evaluate and select the most relevant, reliable information for their coursework.
We do not offer "library tours" or general orientation sessions. Instead, our research instruction is course-integrated and assignment-specific. In addition to research instruction sessions, we are happy to assist you with designing effective research assignments and then meeting with individual students or small groups from your class to discuss their research.
To arrange research instruction for your classes, please contact Mary Fairbairn or a specific librarian with whom you would like to work (if you need suggestions, see our library liaison tab for departmental liaisons). The library faculty members who offer research instruction are
An effective research assignment…