Library Instruction

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Success Strategies Seminars

The Library provides many resources and research assistance for all library users. We provide one-on-one assistance at the Information Desk where you are always welcome to ask any questions you many have. Whether it is finding a print book for your paper or using electronic resources, the Library also hosts group library instruction sessions you can sign up for and sessions for your entire class.

Seats are available in Library Instruction sessions on a first-come, first served basis. You can sign up for sessions & check the schedule of sessions online @ https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/SeminarBookings@stmuca.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/. Just use the StMU ID & Password that you use for StMU Webmail and for myStMU.

 

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Library Instruction Sessions - Fall Term 2022

SESSIONLOCATIONDAYDATE TIME
Introduction to Library Resources
This session will provide an overview of the resources to which the Library provides access, where to find them on the Library website, and the most effective methods of navigating the Library catalog.
Library B104MondaySeptember 1912:00 – 1:00 pm
Introduction to Library Resources
This session will provide an overview of the resources to which the Library provides access, where to find them on the Library website, and the most effective methods of navigating the Library catalog.
Online (MS Teams)FridaySeptember 239:30 – 10:30 am
Introduction to Online Research
This session will focus on the basics of academic research in online environments, including navigating the Library's website and how to structure searches for optimized results.
Library B104MondaySeptember 262:00 – 3:00 pm
Introduction to Online Research
This session will focus on the basics of academic research in online environments, including navigating the Library's website and how to structure searches for optimized results.
Online (MS Teams)Tuesday September 271:00 – 2:00 pm
Advanced Online Research
This session will build upon the basic search techniques taught in Introduction to Online Research (not required for attendance), including advanced Boolean techniques and searching within subject-specific databases and journals.
Library B104MondayOctober 32:00 – 3:00 pm
Using Library Ebooks: EBSCOhost Academic Ebook Collection
Learn how to search for ebooks using EBSCO Ebooks, & how to work with those ebooks online.
Library B104TuesdayOctober 410:00 – 11:00 am
Using Library Ebooks: ProQuest Ebook Central
Learn how to search for ebooks using ProQuest Ebook Central & how to work with those ebooks online.
Online (MS Teams)WednesdayOctober 51:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Advanced Online Research
This session will build upon the basic search techniques taught in Introduction to Online Research (not required for attendance), including advanced Boolean techniques and searching within subject-specific databases and journals.
Online (MS Teams)ThursdayOctober 61:00 – 2:00 pm


Course-Specific Instruction

Faculty are encouraged to request library instruction sessions delivered during class time. These sessions are customized to course content and designed to support upcoming research papers, with specific attention paid to Boolean Operators and subject-specific resources. These sessions can be delivered in your usual class space, in one of the Library’s computer labs, or via MS Teams.

One-shot sessions ranging from 45-110 minutes and embedded micro-sessions are available.

Faculty, book your instruction here! Please include the course number, length and number of sessions, and 2-3 proposed dates.


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