Course-related research instruction is offered by librarians at the request of faculty members for courses at all levels. While the development of library skills is an integral part of the curriculum of the First Year Program, introducing students to research as well as to critical and evaluative skills and the continued development and honing of these skills is a four-year process. Course-related instruction is one way to accomplish this.
Some possible topics for inclusion are: finding books, videos and digital collections using the Encore discovery tool, using journal indexes to locate scholarly, peer-reviewed articles, differentiating between primary and secondary sources, organizing and sharing sources using the RefWorks bibliographic management tool.
To arrange for course-related instruction or for information contact a member of our library instruction group:
- Rhonda Courtney x 5479 - Humanities, Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary
- Paul Doty x5483 - Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences and Interdisciplinary
- Mark McMurray x 5476 - Special Collections and Archives
- Eric Williams-Bergen x 5453 - Digital Initiatives and Collections
In addition to course-related research instruction, you can refer your students to the library for an individual research consultation with a librarian to work on a specific project. Many students benefit from one-on-one sessions that focus on their specific needs.
The Library also offers, at your request, course-specific library pages that highlight course-specific scholarly resources for your students.
When a course is selected there are links to:
- materials on library reserve
- recommended journals
- citation guides/ information on plagiarism
- recommended databases
- library assignment(s)
- citation management software (RefWorks)
- contact information for the subject librarian
- any course specific pages (such as an Angel site)