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Instruction Support

Library Instruction

Research librarians are available to provide library instruction sessions, either in-person or virtually via Zoom or a pre-recorded video. For in-person instruction, we prefer using our RIC classroom (RIC 101), but can travel to your classroom when appropriate.

We're happy to collaborate with you in teaching your students the library research and information literacy skills that they need to succeed academically and in life.

Instruction can range from introductory to advanced levels, including (but not limited to):

  • Navigating the library website
  • How to search the library catalog
  • Requesting items through Interlibrary Loan
  • Selecting and searching article databases
  • Advanced database search strategies (general or geared toward specific databases)
  • Google and Google Scholar searching (including advanced Google search techniques)
  • Using software such as Zotero (a free citation management tool)

Request an Instruction Session

To set up a library instruction session, please fill out a Library Instruction Request form.

Research Guides and Video Tutorials

Reference librarians are happy to work with instructors to create research guides or video tutorials for specific subjects, courses, or topics. To view a list of existing guides, please view our Guides & Tutorials page.

To request that a guide or video tutorial be created, please contact Justin Dise.