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Librarians will be offering Zoom instruction and online tutorials this semester.
Librarians are here to support students and help them develop the critical information literacy skills needed to select and evaluate sources for academic research – it is our highest priority!
We will work with you to design instruction to meet the needs of your specific course or assignment.
Please contact Karen Sheldon for undergraduate courses and Elise Georgulis for graduate courses.
Welcome to the Library - Pandemic Edition
Learn about our history, services, and changes due to the pandemic.
Searching as Exploration Tutorial/Quiz
Learn about where to start your research and how to develop search terms.
Using the Catalog Tutorial
Learn how to log into your account, place holds, and create lists.
Learning to Discover Tutorial
Learn to use EBSCO Discovery Service, which provides access to almost the entire library collection through one interface.
Reliable Sources Tutorial/Quiz
This tutorial will help you evaluate sources critically and identify what will help you with your research.
Peer Review, Citations, and Plagiarism Tutorial/Quiz
Learn about the peer review process, plagiarism, and how to avoid it using tools from the Library.
Resource Availability and Troubleshooting Tutorial
Try some troubleshooting and learn about the services the Library has to get you what you need.
Writing a Literature Review Tutorial
Learn the different parts of a literature review and how to contribute within an ongoing conversation.
RefWorks Citation Generator Tutorial
Learn how to use RefWorks, a new way to collect, manage, and organize research. You can read, annotate, organize, and cite your research as well as collaborate.
Due to the pandemic, we will not offer in-library use materials this year. Please evaluate whether your reserves can scanned / accessed digitally, made 3-day reserves, or eliminated for the upcoming year.
We welcome instructor copies in order to provide students with access to as many of their required materials as possible.
Please contact Claire Drolet with any questions.
Interlibrary loan requests will be delayed due to the pandemic and many library closures.
If a book or article you want is not available, use Interlibrary Loan (ILL). The Library can order books and articles from other libraries. This process takes few days but is completely free for DelVal students, faculty, and staff.
Before you submit an ILL, check Google Scholar or Discovery to see if we have immediate access or if it is freely available online.
Librarians will work with you to design an online resource specific to the needs of your course. Please contact Karen Sheldon for undergraduate courses and Elise Georgulis for graduate courses.
See examples for other courses below:
Here are some resources the Library makes available. Feel free to share them with your students.
Zoom with a Librarian
Citation generation service covering hundreds of styles including Chicago Scientific (Author-Date), Journal of Animal Science, and Council of Scientific Editors (Name-Year).