In an effort to enhance students’ research skills, the library provides library tours and instruction sessions to classes upon faculty request. Instructional support sessions are held in the context of “Academic Writing & Research” classes as well as in the context of major-specific writing courses.
The library instruction sessions currently offered are the following and are held in the library instruction room, located at the lower level of the library.
This workshop focuses on teaching students to effectively use Discovery as well as the Art History & Archaeology subject guide in order to retrieve academic material relevant to various art history topics.
Audience: Students attending “Writing about Art” (AT2124)
This workshop focuses on the demonstration and use of the Sociology subject guide and various research databases related to the field of sociology.
Audience: Students attending “Quantitative Methods in Sociology” (SO3411)
This workshop focuses primarily on teaching students how to use the electronic resources, which comprise the Film & Media Studies subject guide. Referencing issues are also addressed.
Audience: Students attending “Film Analysis” (CN3525)
An actual tour around John S. Bailey Library provided to anyone interested in getting to know the library as a physical space. The tour includes presentation of the main service points and the services each one provides. It also aims at familiarizing patrons with the physical location of the different book and periodical collections in the library.
Audience: Entire ACG community
Research-related session that may be held in the form of a presentation or hands-on workshop depending on instructors’ request. The focus of this session is determined after consultation with individual class instructors and may vary from demonstrating specific library tools and searching techniques to citing and evaluating sources.
Audience: Students attending “Academic Writing & Research” (WP1212)
This workshop focuses on teaching English major students the use of the resources on the Literature subject guide. It also introduces the Gale Literary Index and how it can be used to locate print reference sources at John S. Bailey Library.
Audience: Students attending “Introduction to Literary Studies” (EN3305)
This workshop aims at familiarizing psychology students with the Psychology Subject Guide. It also focuses on demonstrating the various features and searching options of PsycINFO database, one of the most important resources on psychology literature.
Audience: Students attending “Psychologists as Researchers” (PS2260)
This workshop focuses on the use and retrieval of market, industry, and company data and reports from Passport and Business Source Complete, two leading databases in the field of business. Referencing issues are also addressed.
Audience: Students attending “Global Business Management” (IB3121)
This workshop aims at helping sports management students familiarize themselves with the library resources, which are relevant to their scientific field. Referencing issues are also addressed.
Audience: Students attending “Social Issues in Sports” (SM3004)
To request a workshop contact the Reference Desk in person, by phone at ext. 1267 or 1434, or by email at [email protected].