CAMPUS ALERT: Due to the weather, all evening classes at CSB and SJU are canceled. The LINK bus will run on its regular schedule until 5 p.m. and then every hour on the hour for the remainder of the evening, weather permitting. Pre-scheduled campus and community events and college/university sponsored events scheduled at off campus locations may continue at the discretion of the divisional VP.

Library Instruction Menu

The library instruction menu is designed to help all CSB/SJU students in developing information literacy skills. The list below shows our most popular topics; librarians are more than happy to discuss other session ideas that you may have. An instruction session may incorporate more than one item off the menu (times are approximate). Each session is customized to the specific needs of the class based on consultation between the librarian and course instructor.

To schedule an instruction session, check the session you would like us to teach and complete the form following the sessions’ descriptions. This information will be sent to the Information Literacy Librarian who will then forward it on to the appropriate liaison librarian.

FYS Library Instruction Menu
Upper Level Library Instruction Menu

FYS Library Instruction Menu

Library Instruction Learning Goals Time
(approximate – can be longer with activity)
Tour Clemens or Alcuin Library (or both)
  • Familiarize students with building and services
  • Meet a librarian; understand that we are available to help provide research and reference
10-15 minutes (for each library)
Introduction to library homepage
  • Learn to navigate libraries' website effectively
10 minutes
How to find a book
  • Demonstrate WorldCat Local
  • Identify and find books in libraries
  • Request books through Find It (from our library or ILL)
  • Understand usefulness of Subject Headings
  • Explanation of Library of Congress call number system
15 minutes
How to find an article (using Academic Search Premier)
  • Basic overview of Academic Search Premier
  • Use Find It to get article through another database or ILL
15 minutes
Using Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
  • Learn how to use ILL through databases, WorldCat Local or filling out a form
15 minutes
Evaluating Internet Sources
  • Discussion on how to evaluate Internet sources
15 minutes
Scholarly vs. Popular Publications
  • Discussion on the importance of scholarly publications
15 minutes
Finding a research topic/refining your research topic
  • Discuss places to get ideas
  • Learn key terms of topic statement
  • Discover ways to narrow or broaden topic
15-30 minutes
How to Search Using...
  • Keywords
  • And, Or, Not
  • Truncation
  • Stopper Words
15 minutes
Finding Primary Sources
  • Discuss what primary sources are
  • Demonstrate databases
20 minutes
Finding Government Information
  • Covers print and electronic resources
  • Covers starting places to find information
15-70 minutes
Finding Images, Videos, etc. for presentations
  • Suggest databases
  • Other online tools (YouTube, Google Images, etc.)
20 minutes

 

Upper Level Library Instruction Menu

Library Instruction Learning Goals Time
(approximate – can be longer with activity)
Meet a Librarian
  • Understand that we are available to help provide research and reference
5 minutes
How to find a book
  • Demonstrate WorldCat Local
  • Identify and find books in libraries
  • Request books through Find It (from our library or ILL)
  • Understand usefulness of Subject Headings
  • Explanation of Library of Congress call number system
15 minutes
How to find an article (using Academic Search Premier)
  • Basic overview of Academic Search Premier
  • Use Find It to get article through another database or ILL
15 minutes
How to find an article using a specialized database – ie, ERIC, PsycInfo, JSTOR, Artstor, Business Source Premier, etc.
  • Learn tips/tricks on using database
  • Learn ways to narrow/limit results
  • Learn other special features associated with database
15-30 minutes
Using Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
  • Learn how to use ILL through databases, WorldCat Local or filling out a form
15 minutes
Find Article from Citation
  • Learn how to use Journal Finder
  • Demonstrate ILL
15 minutes
Cited Reference Search
  • Use Web of Science to see where source has been used
20 minutes
Evaluating Internet Sources
  • Discussion on how to evaluate Internet sources
15 minutes
Scholarly vs. Popular Publications
  • Discussion on the importance of scholarly publications
15 minutes
Finding a research topic/refining your research topic
  • Discuss places to get ideas
  • Learn key terms of topic statement
  • Discover ways to narrow or broaden topic
15-30 minutes
How to Search Using...
  • Keywords
  • And, Or, Not
  • Truncation
  • Stopper Words
15 minutes
Finding Primary Sources
  • Discuss what primary sources are
  • Demonstrate databases
20 minutes
Finding Statisticss
  • Explain benefits of using statistics when making an argument
  • Show various places to find quantitative information (ICPSR, Statistical Abstracts of the United States, Census, etc.)
30 minutes
Finding Company Profiles & Industry Analysis
  • Demonstrate Business Source Premier, Hoovers, First Research
20-30 minutes
Finding Government Information
  • Covers print and electronic resources
  • Covers starting places to find information
15-70 minutes
Finding Images, Videos, etc. for presentations
  • Suggest databases
  • Other online tools (YouTube, Google Images, etc.)
20 minutes
Advanced Google
  • Show how to search beyond google.com
  • Demonstrate Google Scholar, Uncle Sam, News, Books, learn how to set up Google Alerts and much more
20-30 minutes

 




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