The Reference Department offers a variety of courses to students, faculty and staff on library resources and research strategies.
Instructional sessions range from a general introduction to library resources, to course-specific database searching and research skills, to one-on-one instruction. To improve information literacy skills needed to be a successful student, researcher and life-long learner, we strongly encourage students and the Coe community to consider attending one or more of our sessions.
Library sessions for beginning and lower level classes:
Introduction to library resources and databases includes:
- Sessions tailored to your specific class or subject area
- Introduction to the library (where things are)
- Popular magazines vs. scholarly journals
- Evaluating content
- Basic searching skills and strategies
- Introduction to databases (emphasis on databases relevant to course subject area)
- Handouts relating to material covered
Library sessions for upper-level classes:
Upper-level classes may include some or all of the following depending on the course and assignment:
- Overview of basic searching skills
- Examine assignment specific resources
- Provide research strategies on given topic or subject area
- Website evaluation
- Hands-on database searching
- Handouts relating to course and assignment
Faculty, Students, Staff
- Integrated searching
- Ref Works (create bibliographies & manage your citations)
- Interlibrary Loan
- Evaluating web sites
- Working with primary documents
- Copyright issues
To schedule an instructional session, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/VGsbUTDURKKqht996.
If you have any questions please contact Laura Riskedahl, Director of Library Services at (x8024) or email (email@example.com).