Helping your Students Learn to use the Library

Helping your Students Learn to use the Library

Course-Related Instruction

The Library offers sessions tailored to students' (graduate or undergraduate) research assignments. These can be in our instruction lab to give students hands-on experience with library resources or in lecture halls or even department offices.

Some sample topics:

  • SCOTTY (the UCR Library Catalog),
  • Course-related indexes and databases. 
  • Developing search strategies
  • Evaluating resources (articles/internet sites)  - i.e. scholarly vs. popular

    Instruction Request Form (or contact Geetha Yapa, 951-827-6442)
  • Research Assignment Collaboration   

    When you would like your students to do research in (or out of) the library,  we are happy to work with you to develop an assignment that best utilizes the library's resources

    Research Guides

    We have guides describing library services and resources at each library and on our Web site.  There are guides for SCOTTY, MELVYL the Connecting from off-campus and many of the periodical indexes.  Feel free to distribute these guides to your students.  We would be happy to run off some copies for you.


    Start incorporating the Library into your iLearn course today!  We have developed many modules for iLearn that will help your students learn to use the library.

    Other Options 

    • We would be happy to arrange a scavenger hunt or other library activity in the Science Library. 
    • Encourage your students to attend one of our Library Workshops
    • The Science Library has a paper-based exercise for learning Scotty.
    • The Library Research for Biology tutorial, developed for Bio 5A, focuses on scientific information literacy.

    Last modified: 10/4/2007 3:15 PM by by D. Morita

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