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English 160 &161: Introduction to Library Research

Orientation Slides

Library Instruction for English 161 Students: A Brief Overview

Daley library reference librarians aim to prepare English 161 students with the skills they need to effectively find and evaluate resources such as books and articles for their English 161 research papers. Librarians tailor each session to address the particular theme and research needs of each English 161 class.

Use the instruction form to set up one or two library instruction sessions for your English 161 classes. 50 minute MWF classes normally attend two sessions, whereas 75 minute T/TH classes normally attend one, but can opt for two to accommodate hands-on research time. 

Please allow at least two weeks notice to schedule instruction sessions.

In typical library instruction sessions for English 161, librarians address the following topics and skills:

  • Evaluating search results from Google, Google Scholar, and library databases
  • Discerning the differences between various publication types in print and electronic format
  • Constructing effective searches for research topics
  • Searching library databases and Google Scholar for articles
  • Searching library catalogs for books, ordering books from other libraries

Librarians welcome the opportunity to tailor the content of library instruction sessions to meet the needs of your students.  Please describe additional requests for instructional content in the sign-up form or indicate that you would like to discuss the sessions in more detail with the librarian who teaches your session(s).