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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.
Starting Your Search
Learn about where to start your research and how to develop search terms. (QUIZ)
Using the Book Catalog
Learn how to log into your account, place holds, and create lists.
Learn to use Summon, which provides access to almost the entire library collection through one interface.
Evaluating Reliable Sources
Learn to evaluate sources critically and identify what will help you with your research. (QUIZ)
Peer Review, Citations, and Plagiarism
Learn about the peer review process, plagiarism, and how to avoid it using tools from the Library. (QUIZ)
Getting Access to Resources
Try some troubleshooting and learn about the services the Library has to get you what you need.
Writing a Literature Review
Learn the different parts of a literature review and how to contribute within an ongoing conversation.
RefWorks Citation Generator
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.
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 may 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 Summon 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).