Additional Support for Student Research

In addition to teaching single research instruction sessions to your classes, the librarians can also provide the following services, when appropriate:

Multiple sessions

If your project is divided into different parts, it may be appropriate to have research instruction at multiple stages. For example, if you want students to browse the professional literature of their field for topics, then look for more information on that topic, we could meet with them twice: once to help the students find professional literature, and once to show how to find additional resources. 

Citation Checking

You can require your students to turn their sources in to a librarian (via the course space in Canvas) in advance of the deadline for a project. We will provide feedback on the credibility and appropriateness of the sources and on the citation style. 

One on One Appointments

You can require your students to set up appointments with the librarians to go over resources for their individual topics. This is particularly appropriate in courses where the students have wildly varying topics, so it's hard to help them all at once. 

LibGuides (Customized Research Guides)

We currently create LibGuides for every research instruction session we teach, but you could also have us create them for courses for which we do not provide face-to-face instruction. If your students already have the basic skills, but you want a curated list of databases to be available to them in their course space in Canvas, just let us know. We can also create video tutorials to put on these guides. To see what a LibGuide looks like: check out our current guides

Credo Information Literacy Modules 

Credo Information Literacy modules are online tutorials that help students learn foundational information literacy skills. Credo provides a supplemental way for students to asynchronously complete foundational lessons on a wide range of topics such as getting started with research, finding credible sources, recognizing bias,  and writing citations. The modules use text, multimedia,and interactivity to deliver instruction to students, and can be integrated into Canvas or LibGuides. To see the modules, visit the Information Literacy Tutorial LibGuide.