Librarians collaborate closely with discipline faculty in order to tailor each session to a specific assignment. In a 75 minute class session, librarians focus on 2 of the following learning outcomes.
Outcome One: Students will be able to contrast popular and scholarly periodicals in order to select the source type(s) most appropriate for a specific assignment.
Outcome Two: Students will be able to apply a set of evaluative criteria to an outside source in order to gauge its credibility/reliability.
Outcome Three: Students will be able to construct effective and efficient search strategies in library databases in order to retrieve articles relevant to a specific topic/assignment.
Outcome Four: Students will be able to construct effective and efficient search strategies in the library catalog in order to retrieve books relevant to a specific topic/assignment.
Outcome Five: Students will be able to apply a citation style to their writing in order to avoid plagiarism and strengthen their credibility as academic writers.
Outcome Six: Students will be able to distinguish between reference sources and other types of information in order to integrate reference sources into the research process.
Prior to each session, a librarian will contact you to chat about the topics you would like covered. Below is a listing of each library instruction outcome with corresponding topics.
Outcome One: Popular vs. Scholarly Articles
Outcome Two: Evaluation of Information
Outcome Three: Finding Articles in Library Databases
Outcome Four: Finding Books in the Library Catalog
Outcome Five: Citations
Outcome Six: Finding Reference Sources