Are you spending a lot of time helping individual students with information researching?
Do your students tend to use Google and Wikipedia for all of their research needs?
Try the tips and techniques in this guide to save your time and help your students succeed... at Pierce, in transferring, and for lifelong learning!
Click here to: Request library instruction for your class
And, tell your students about...
Consider enhancing your own instruction with information literacy/critical thinking exercises in the Teach Information Literacy & Critical Thinking! site--e.g., Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? You Decide!
Open Educational Resources (OERs) are FREE, including FREE textbooks, and can be a big boost to student success.
Help the Library provide the most relevant and up to date books for your discipline by submitting book purchase recommendations for the print book collection (scroll way down for the recommendation form).
Check this list of suggestions for library research assignments (at the bottom of the linked page - University of New Brunswick) which could be adapted to support the SLOs for your course.
Here is the link to an interactive, self-directed, tutorial (updated for Fall 2020):
This self-paced tutorial should take you 30 - 50 minutes, and it will cover:
Our tutorial will have a split screen: on the left, there will be instructions and explanations as well as some questions for you to answer; the right side of our screen will include webpages and other content for you to navigate.
We recommend that you view this tutorial through a desktop/laptop computer, not a mobile device (tablets and smartphones). If your monitor view is zoomed in, the website display will narrow to a mobile view and you will have to scroll more.
At the end, you will have the option to email us your results so that we can relay your completion of this tutorial with your professor.