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Library Instruction Discussion Menu Draft


College of Education: Sara Evans

College of Health, Science, and Technology: Sanja Gidakovic

College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences: Rob Hallis

College of Business and Professional Studies: Anthony Kaiser

Are your students using information in their assignments satisfactorily? Librarians can help students find the information you want them to to complete their assignments through 

  • library instruction for a specific assignment to be delivered in person or asynchronously.

  •  regularly scheduled research workshops on a variety of topics and resources.  These workshops are open to current UCM students, faculty, and staff.
  • Research guides and online tutorials.


Library Instruction


Synchronous Options (Request Form)

  • Introduction to Library Collections and  Research Services

    • Survey the physical and electronic resources available through JCKL and how to locate sources using the library’s discovery tool, PRIMO.

    • An introduction to the research services liaisons provide as well as service points in the building and on the web.

  • Learning About Sources 

    • Explore the variety of source types, including books, journals, newspapers, primary sources, and streaming media.

    • Identifying common elements of credibility, currency, and authority in each of these sources.

  • Finding relevant information for a specific assignment

    • Identify the type of information needed for a specific assignment

    • Explore key words that accurately describe the needed information 

    • Identify criteria for evaluating the credibility of the source, its authority and recency.

    • Demonstrate how to access and cite the needed sources.

  • Locating and Deconstructing a Scholarly Article 

    • Identify characteristic elements of scholarly articles and how the peer review process ensures credibility

    • Students learn how to find scholarly articles using library resources

  • Citations

    • Students learn why we cite (give credit where it is due, citations as research resource)

    • Identify the parts of the citation

    • Track down sources from a citation

    • Practice creating citations

    • Introduction to Zotero citation management software

  • Guided Exploration of Collections

    • Students are guided in an exploration of specific library materials such as artists' books, zines, rare books, and institutional archives


Asynchronous Options (Request Form)

We have a wide range of instructional materials that you can assign to your students without needing to dedicate synchronous class time to library instruction. You may copy links to the video tutorials and quizzes below and add them to your Canvas LMS as assignments or external links. To browse a full list, see our Library Tutorials.

Core Tutorials


Video Quizzes