Information Literacy Instruction

Teaching your students how to research effectively

Did you know?

Studies show students who receive library instruction produce better papers, are more confident in their work, are more likely to finish school and get better grades! The library offers customized information literacy instruction sessions throughout the year. You can either bring your class to our instruction room or we can come to your classroom for one or two sessions. You can choose up to three topics from a variety of options, including:
  • A library tour
  • How to use our Search Everything tool
  • Finding full-text options
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Exploring subject specific databases
  • Distinguishing different types of sources (difference between books & articles, difference between scholarly journals & popular magazines, etc.)
  • How to find an article from a citation using article linker
  • Good sources to start a project (Credo, Opposing Viewpoints in Context and CQ researcher)
  • Using Google advanced (domain name extensions, Boolean logic, etc.)
  • Criteria for determining a credible website
  • Citation managers (e.g. RefWorks or ProQuest Flow)
  • Navigating the Ares reserve system
  • Advanced search strategies
  • Information ethics (plagiarism, fair use, common knowledge, etc.)

Interested in scheduling a class?

Signing up is easy

You can find the link to the form in the "Information for Faculty" section of our website. Classes are scheduled on a first come-first serve basis and must be scheduled at least one week in advance.

Ready to get started? Go to the form now!