July 25, 2016

The numbers are in! During the 2015-2016 academic year, the Library’s Division of Research and Instruction taught more than 8,000 UCR students how to conduct ethical, effective research.

English, Psychology, and History classes frequently utilized library instruction. Instructors collaborated with subject librarians to conduct these specialized classes designed to enrich the student research experience, providing students with skills and tools to successfully complete their assignments.
Librarians also created online guides that corresponded specifically to course assignments and helped students navigate through library resources.
Science and Engineering programs also boosted their students’ research skills. Chemistry 1LA, a lab class for General Chemistry, required students to attend an introductory session on using an academic library.  Librarians welcomed over 2500 students the first week of fall, winter, and summer quarters, introducing students to library services and resources. Students completed a scavenger hunt and online exercise to receive credit for the class. General Biology labs build on this program, integrating library exercises in their curriculum focused on scholarly communication.
Need a research skills class or an online guide for your course assignments? Contact the Library’s Instructional Support Services.