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Information Literacy Lab for Instructors

Resources to assist faculty and instructors with integrating information literacy into their courses.

Library Workshops

In addition to the Help with Research pages, the library is pleased to offer hands-on and in-class instruction to guide students in the rudiments of academic library research. Instructors may request workshops in the Library (max. 30 students) or in their classroom. Workshops can run anywhere from 15 minutes to multiple classes, depending on the content.

To arrange a library instruction workshop, please complete the library instruction request form or contact the subject librarian in your field.

Workshops may include, but are not limited to:

  • touring the library
  • selecting and refining a research topic
  • accessing print and electronic books
  • using databases to find journal articles
  • identifying scholarly sources
  • evaluating online content
  • citing and referencing sources

If requested, the librarians are happy to cover additional subject-specific topics. More detailed workshops might include:

  • using specific databases (e.g. PsycInfo, MLA Bibliography, eHRAF, etc.)
  • organizing sources using bibliographic management applications (Refworks, Mendeley, or Zotero)
  • following trends in the scholarly publishing industry
  • submitting articles for publication in journals
  • accessing government/NGO publications
  • finding data and statistics
  • using the archives to find primary sources
  • and other topics that you and your librarian can work together on

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