learn to search library resources, such as SAGE, Academic Search Premier and Lexis-Nexis.
Connection to Course Goals. Library instruction gives students practical research skills and encourages them to evaluate source credibility, both of which will be important in all remaining major class assignments and to developing information literacy.
Attendance, introduction, and instruction
Begin class by reminding students why you’ve brought them to the library today. You might preview the homework (bring at least one library source and one new annotation to class next time) to encourage involvement today. Finally, introduce the librarian who will be conducting today’s class, and hand over the reins.
The librarian will introduce students to library resources and allow time for them to conduct searches on their inquiry question.
Tip. Keep tabs on your students as the librarian works with them, and circulate when the librarian prompts students to try our different searches.
Collect homework, conclude class and assign homework
Ask students to turn in the annotation they brought to class today. Remind students to check the Writing Studio for specifics on homework.
Bring at least one library source to class next time as well as at least one new annotation.