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Instruction Support

Instructional Support

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:

The Art of Art Research

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)

Dig Deep into Sociology

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)

Film Analysis & Beyond: Electronic Resources for Film Studies

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

Library Instruction for WP1212

Research-related session that focuses on the demonstration of Discovery, the library's one-stop search tool.
Audience: Students attending “Academic Writing & Research” (WP1212)

‚ÄčLiterature Resources at a Glance

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)

Psychologists as Researchers

This workshop aims at familiarizing psychology students with the Psychology Subject Guide. It also focuses on demonstrating the various features and searching options of APA PsycInfo database, one of the most important resources on psychology literature.
Audience: Students attending “Psychologists as Researchers” (PS2260)

Thriving in Global Markets: Business Resources for Managers

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)

Your Library, Your Coach!

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)