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The ability to find and use information contributes to strong critical thinking skills beyond graduation. The amount of information available in various formats, however, can be difficult to navigate.
A library instruction session, tailored to a specific research project assigned by you, teaches students to search catalogs and article databases and to discern reliable from bias information on the web. Citation styles may be addressed, interlibrary loan, the use of subject specific reference materials, it’s up to you. We can work together to make sure that the content is relevant and meets the needs of your class.
Search strategies need not be complex, but students often lack an understanding of how information is organized and how to evaluate what they find. Understanding the differences between article databases and the web, and knowing how to use subject terms to locate relevant information, leads to faster and less frustrating research.
To set up an instruction session, email Lauren Blanchard or call 263. Copies of the assignment and class syllabus are always helpful and two weeks notice appreciated.