Research Support:Library Instruction

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Library Instruction for Your Class

For Spring 2021, the CalArts Library will be offering Library Instruction online only as all undergraduate and graduate courses will be taught remotely across the Institute.

Are your students able to:

  • Effectively articulate their research question and identify the resources needed?
  • Develop effective search strategies and locate appropriate information (i.e. specific types of documents, scholarly materials, etc.)?
  • Evaluate the information they are utilizing?
  • Provide proper citations?

CalArts Librarians are ready to help!

  • Provide research and library instruction based on the needs of your class and assignments.
  • Create customized Web content to support your class.
  • Collaborate with you to develop information-rich assignments.

To make the session most useful for your students, we suggest:

  • Assigning a required research paper or project assigned to your students;
  • Giving the assignment to your students at least one week prior to the scheduled session;
  • Have your student do some research prior to the session. If they do this then the are more likely to understand some of the potential problems they may encounter while completing their assignment.

To set up an instruction session you may contact or the librarian for your school.

Course Guides for your Class

If you would like to work with a librarian to have a course guide set up to support your students' research activities throughout the semester contact the librarian for your school. Information that can be incorporated into the guide include:

  • Links to electronic resources such as databases, individual books in the library, and websites.
  • Guidelines for your research assignments
  • Examples of good research topics
  • Help for creating good research topics
  • Other support resources that fit your class

Review existing Course Guides:

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