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Library Resources for Instructors

Resources and tips for incorporating the Library into your course

Readings, Links, and Videos

For an introduction to library research and information literacy, visit our Research Toolkit!

This guide covers common topics for introductory library sessions including:

  • topic development
  • developing search strategies
  • use of databases and the Library catalog to find sources
  • recognizing different types of sources
  • source evaluation
  • citation basics
  • how to get help from the Library
  • links to upcoming events and online collections


We have developed Canvas quizzes and other activities to accompany our Research Toolkit, which you are welcome to copy and adapt.

If you’ve worked with the Library in previous iterations of your course, we will review materials that have already been developed for your class, such as customized research guides and activities.

Customized Content

We will work with you to see if customized content is needed to cover the specific research needs of your class and assignment. This may include the development of course-based guides, database demonstrations, quizzes, or activities that are not already included in our existing materials.

If customized content is needed, please contact us ASAP so we can work with you to complete it in a timely manner!

Live Instruction

For live sessions, we can provide:

  • Introductions and brief overviews of the available tutorials and resources, making sure to clarify how they connect to your assignment
  • Facilitation of discussions or activities related to research and information literacy, if it is not possible to conduct these asynchronously
  • Dedicated time to answer student questions and provide direct research assistance. Breakout groups can be helpful for this, and Student Peer Research Consultants may be available to assist with small groups.

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Coordinator, Teaching & Learning

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Yen Tran
Lemieux Library Second Floor iDesk
Subjects: Education, Social Work