Library Instruction


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Instructors: Request Library Instruction for your students

Library Instruction Request Form: Request a 75-min. workshop, taught by a librarian and tailored to your class assignment. Topics include information literacy, database searching, understanding scholarly sources, evaluating web content, and more. Note: We prefer hands-on learning in a computer lab, but if needed, or on a supplementary basis, these sessions can take place over Zoom.


Learn about our information literacy modules for Canvas

(this opens a page in Canvas; please login to Canvas to view content)

Modules or individual pages may be imported into your course and adapted to your needs. Librarian-created screencasts are also available in Canvas Studio for you to embed in your own course.


Library Tutorial (LUCI)

LUCI: One-hour (approximately) tutorial for students

"LUCI" is an introductory, standalone, one-shot, one-hour library tutorial that includes a comprehensive quiz.


For instructors seeking more flexible, adaptable content, please see the Library Instruction and Information Literacy course shell in Canvas. It includes videos, modules and pages you can add to your Canvas course.


Library LUCI Tutorial LogoWere you assigned this tutorial for class?

Students: log into Canvas and select the button "Join this Course."


Read these instructions first:

Please plan to spend approximately one hour and complete all sections of this tutorial, including the quiz. Note: work cannot be saved, so you must allow time to complete the tutorial.

You will have one quiz attempt allowed for each class you are enrolled in. To get credit, you must complete all the steps and submit the quiz at the end. Be sure to include your full name, your instructor's name, and your class.

The tutorial has four sections: Getting Started; Using Research Tools; Evaluating Information Sources; Citing Sources & Avoiding Plagiarism. Each section is 2-3 page long and may contain short videos to watch.


Students: Get Help Using the Library

Need help logging in or using Library resources?

Troubleshooting login/access
Citation Help
Research Guides


The video below will show you how to log in and view library resources from home.

Watch more library tutorials.




Student Evaluation Form

Students: Please complete the evaluation form after the library session.

Instructors: Please share this link with students to evaluate the session (thank you!)

LIR 110 Course
Library Information Resources (LIR) 110 :
Research Methods in an Online World

A one-unit course designed for the student who would like to become a more effective online researcher.  Students will learn to select and effectively use appropriate research tools, such as databases and search engines for specific information needs. Students will develop search strategies and express their research questions in relevant search terms.  In addition, they will evaluate information and create citations in accordance with style manuals.  Ethical issues about information will also be introduced. 

This course is taught online or in a hybrid format (partially online). Check the course schedule for details about each section's requirements.


LIR 110 is usually presented in eight-week segments. Check schedules carefully for beginning and ending dates of each section.


Sample Syllabus 


For more information, please contact Felicia Kalker.