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