Do Graduate-Level Research

Library instruction services

Here are some ideas to get you started, but we would love to customize a session around your assignments. For optimal student impact, consider having a librarian come to your classes for shorter periods several times during the semester.

Contact your librarian to discuss and schedule a session or two today.

Note: Times for these services vary by librarian. Ask your liaison for more details.

Library tour


Meet your librarian


Do research using the library catalog


Do research using library databases


Citation hopping


Evaluating websites


Scholarly vs. popular




Citation basics


RefWorks or Zotero basics


How to read a scholarly article


Work session


1. Contact your liaison to schedule a session. We recommend at least 10 business days in advance to allow time to prepare for the session.

2. Provide a copy of the research assignment and your syllabus to your liaison. This allows us to  focus on the best library resources and databases.

3. Share a list of resources you would like included in the session and on the course guide.

4. Attend the session with your students. Your attendance emphasizes the importance of the session and allows students to ask you questions.

Additional services

On-line Tutorials
We can create on-line tutorials for point of need instruction. Students can view the tutorials anytime, anywhere. 

Course Guides
These provide students with a guide to start their research tailored to meet class needs. Guide links can easily be added to D2L.

Advanced Reference Service
Advise your students to set up a one-on-one appointment with a library liaison to discuss their research strategy.

Embed A Librarian
We can help develop an assignment for your students, and then periodically visit class for hands-on help.