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Library Resources for Faculty: Research Help/Instruction

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  Research Help

                 Doing research just got easier!



The Library's Research Guides provide access to the best books, articles, Internet sites, media, statistics, and citation styles for a variety of disciplines and topics.

Faculty can contact their department liaison to have customized guides created to support courses or discussion topics.

  • Online guides for academic departments
  • Course-specific guides
  • Special topic guides                    

Library Instruction

 Do your students need help with their research projects? 

Do you wish that your students would stop relying on dubious web sites and Wikipedia as sources for their papers?   Your instructional librarians understand your frustration; we’re here to help.  We can show your students how convenient it is to access and use a wide array of superior, reliable library resources.  And we’ll work hard to convince them that utilizing these resources will help them produce scholarship that will meet your expectations. We can provide instruction that is tailored to both course requirements and your students’ needs.

It’s easy to incorporate a library instruction session into your courses.  We now offer two options for you to consider: 

1.       A traditional session, in which the librarian provides formal instruction in the research skills your students will need to complete course research assignments


2.       A supervised research session, a more informal session in which the librarian works directly with your students as they conduct their own independent research.  A benefit of the supervised research session is that it permits intervention at an early stage:  both you and the librarian can provide on-the-spot guidance for the student who may be struggling or who may be pursuing less fruitful avenues of investigation.

Some instructors have chosen both, utilizing the supervised research session as a follow-up to formal instruction.  Feel free to request either or both options.   

Our 75-minute sessions are offered in our state-of-the-art Library Instructional Lab. Since the Lab is shared with other campus entities, we suggest that you book as early as possible. By doing so, you are more likely to obtain the date(s) you prefer. We do require that you accompany your students and that your students are working on a research project. Your assigned librarian will ask you for a copy of your assignment.

If you have questions about instruction sessions, please contact Christine Forbes at

To request a session, use this link to access our request form