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Instruction Request Form

Instruction

Instruction offered through Beeghly Library will enhance the quality of undergraduate scholarly work by using 21st Century technology to teach traditional research methods and will prepare students to use critical analytical skills throughout their adult lives.

Requesting Library Instruction for Your Class

If interested please fill out the form above.

  • Please submit your request at least 1 week prior to the day you are requesting. This gives us ample time to prepare for the session and helps to guarantee availability.
  • Please plan to attend the session with your class. This allows us to integrate our information expertise with your subject field expertise.
  • Please include:
    • Course name & number
    • Number of students in the course
    • Preferred date & time
    • Alternate date & time if your preferred date is unavailable
    • Copy of the syllabus and applicable assignments
    • Any information literacy concerns you may have for your students
  • You will receive an email confirming the date & time that we were able to schedule.

Libguides

Libguides can be made to suit your classes research needs! They can run the gamut from general resources for the class to resources for specific assignments. For best results please contact one of the library staff at least two weeks ahead of the assignment date.

The below documents can be helpful in preparing a page:

  • Class Syllabus
  • Assignment description
  • Bibliography of previously completed assignments

To explore examples please click the image below.

Workshops

Beeghly Library typically offers a series of Fall workshops. These can also be available by request or can be the basis for an instruction session. Please see below for prior topics.

If interested please fill out the form above.

  • Introduction to Research
    • Attendees are taught how to select a topic, search using self generated terms, and retrieve and evaluate resources.
  • Zotero
    • Attendees learn how to set up and use the citation management and research software Zotero.
  • Database Searching
    • Attendees learn how to use Boolean opertors, limiters, and other tools for database searching.
  • Google Scholar
    • Attendees learn how to connect Google Scholar to Beeghly Library resources and the pros and cons of its use.
  • Newspaper Resources
    • Attendees learn how to register for campus access to the New York Times and access other newspapers
  • eBooks
    • Attendees learn how to search for, read, and download eBooks.