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Graduate Students & Library Services: Teaching Support

Teaching Library and Information Skills

Class Visits

Librarians can visit your classes, either in person or online, to teach a variety of research and library skills. Some common topics include:

  • Using library resources including Library Search and subject-specific research databases
  • Understanding, finding, and evaluating different types of sources (e.g., primary, secondary, peer-reviewed, popular, trade, news, statistics, images)
  • Formulating topics
  • Implementing advanced search strategies
  • Citing and citation management using reference management tools (e.g., Zotero, Endnote Basic

Contact your subject librarian to schedule library sessions for your classes, or check out our list of common Workshop Topics.

WebCampus Modules

Instructors can add modules on a variety of library and research topics to help students complete their class assignments. Explore our collection of Canvas modules to find library and research content that you can integrate into your WebCampus courses.

Course Reserves

The Libraries' Course Reserves service allows instructors to make supplemental readings and course materials available to students either in hard copy form for check out at the library or in electronic form for remote access. Students can access electronic reserve materials through their WebCampus courses. See Course Reserves Services for more information.

Materials for Courses

Contact your subject librarian if you would like to recommend materials for the library to purchase to support your courses, such as ebooks and streaming videos. See Streaming Video for Course Use for more information.

Librarians can also help you find Affordable and Open Educational Resources for your classes to help students save money due to the high cost of textbooks.