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Faculty Guide for Library Services

Teaching Support

Invite a librarian to your class for a hands-on workshop. Improve your students' research skills and make them confident, information-literate researchers.

We teach:

  • How to identify useful information with advanced search strategies and techniques
  • How to find and access specialized materials such as primary sources and government publications
  • How to evaluate information on the Internet
  • How to cite properly and use citation tools like RefWorks & Zotero
  • How to use specialized software for projects, such as Omeka, Wordpress, Google Maps, ArcGIS, etc.

  View below the Menu of Instructional Services for a list of options or go to the website and use the 'Build a class' tool.

We create:

  Library Guides

  An online LibGuide, tailored to your course, can be embedded on Canvas. The guides can help your students in various ways:

  • As a reference point where they can find all the information sources needed for their course
  • As an educational tool to learn new research skills
  • As a refresher to what has been taught in a library session in your class

  Other Instruction Materials

  We can help boost your student's research skills with:

  • Videos
  • Handouts
  • Tutorials

Visit the Menu of Instructional Services for more details

Level Subject

Background Knowledge (15 min.)

Basic HoyaSearch (15 min.)

Citing Properly (20 min.)

Primary vs. Secondary Sources (30 min.)

Literature Review (30 min.)


Expert HoyaSearch (30 min.)

Evaluate Information Sources (20 min.)

Searching for News (30 min.)

Subject Database Search (30 min.)


Expert Google Scholar Search (20 min.)

Use a citation tool: RefWorks or Zotero (45 min.)

Multimedia and Copyright Guidelines (30 min.)

Data and Dataset Searching (30 min.)

Other Options

You can always contact your Subject librarian to customize any of the above instruction options to better tailor it to your course needs.