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Tips for a good library assignment

Tips and Strategies for Effective Library Assignments

  • Work through the research component of the assignment ahead of time to make sure there is a reasonable amount of information available on the topic.
  • Encourage your students to consult a librarian and remind them to link or copy/pase the syllabus or assignment. The information you provide on your syllabus can often clarify the type of information required in the event the student has difficulty articulating his/her needs to the librarian.
  • Schedule a course-related library instruction session that will direct your students to the appropriate resources and teach them how to use those sources effectively. You may request a virtual library instruction session.

Pitfalls to Avoid

  • The majority of students are not familiar with library terminology. Some may not understand terms like "peer-reviewed," "scholarly," or popular sources. Take the time to explain terms that may be new to students or contact us for a virtual library instruction session.

  • If you provide a list of "approved" journals or magazines that students may use for research, check to make sure the library has subscriptions for them. Check using the Library Catalog.

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