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Schedule a Research Instruction Session

Librarians at Oberlin College are eager to support the research needs of your students and to work with you to ensure they receive effective information literacy instruction.

What We Offer:

  • consultation on designing effective library research assignments
  • hands-on database searching sessions in library computer labs
  • hands-on experiences with archival materials and items in special collections
  • customized presentations - in your classroom or ours - on discipline-specific research tools and methodologies, evaluating sources, etc.
  • brief, targeted talks on specific resources or strategies, e.g.:
    • finding scholarly articles beyond JSTOR or Google
    • getting up to speed in top databases for the discipline
    • finding primary source materials
    • effective searching in OBIS/OhioLINK/WorldCat
    • using Web of Knowledge for cited reference searching
    • using citation managers like RefWorks or Zotero

Contact a Librarian:

We can discuss the research needs or information literacy goals of your course, review potential content and activities for a session, and decide on the appropriate timing. Presentations and research labs are most effective when scheduled to coincide with due dates and students' workflow.

Main Library

Art Library

Conservatory Library

  • Special Collections (Main)

  • Ed Vermue (775-5043)
  • Special Collections (Con)

  • Jeremy Smith (775-5181)
  • College Archives

  • Ken Grossi (775-8014)

Not sure who to call?

Last updated:
August 30, 2012