Library Instruction Request Form

Contact the Information Desk (217/373-3839) or complete this form.

This request will be forwarded to a librarian who will contact you to confirm the details of time and location, or to schedule an alternate date in case of scheduling conflicts.  Please try to schedule your session one week in advance.

We encourage you to attend this library instruction session with your class. Library instruction is most effective when given in conjunction with a research/library assignment. Let us know if you would like assistance in creating an appropriate assignment.

Would you like help creating an assignment?

If you already have an assignment prepared, please send a copy to the Information Desk, R201.

Instruction Desired:

(50 min.)
Covers Library hours, policies and procedures, catalog, reference, audiovisual services, magazines, mircofilm, library web page (briefly), and the new printing system.

(50 min.)
Covers the catalog and select databases with emphasis on a particular subject area

(25 min. guidance, 25 min. working)
Covers the above information with emphasis on a particular assignment

(50 min.)
Forming Keyword and Browse Searches, Interpreting Results, Course Reserves, ILLINET Searches, Renewing Books

(30 min.)

(30 min.)

(50 min.)

(50 min.)

(50 min.)
Covers criteria for judging the validity, reliability, authority, and relevance of sources.

(30 min.)
Information to help students understand some of the differences between an academic journal and other potential sources.

(50 min.)

(50 min.)
Covers steps for finding information to support a research paper.

(30 min.)
InfoTrac Web, FirstSearch, Ebscohost, Lexis-Nexis, CQ Researcher, etc.

(30 min.)
Brief orientation to the layout and policies of the Library.

(please specify)

Subjects, resources, or research techniques you would like to have emphasized:

May we take about 5 minutes of your class time to have you and your students
fill out a Library Instruction Evaluation form?

If you prefer, you may visit the Information Desk in person and make arrangements for your session.

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