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    Library Research Classes

    • Teaching & Learning Librarian

      Shawnna Parlongo

      Please note: we cannot accept bookings with less than two weeks notice.

      While students may seem technologically savvy, research has shown that perception and reality on this topic can be very different. Library Research classes are designed to align your students with the resources and research skills they will need to succeed in your class, in the academic world and in the modern workplace.

      Students generally receive basic research and resource instruction as part of their English 100 curriculum. However, many students do not take ENGL 100 at Cap and many subject areas have specialized resources which are not covered in this session. Booking a Library Research class for your students will give them a better understanding of modern research methods and acceptable resources. With sufficient notice, classes can be tailored to specific assignments or class requirements.

      Topics can include:

      • preparing to search, keyword generation and subject vs keyword searching
      • reliable reference resources
      • databases and other resources specific to your subject area
      • navigating the databases, maximizing and refining search results
      • academic vs non-academic resources
      • searching for media
      • citation basics, citation managers

      Book Your Class

      Contact Shawnna Parlongo, Teaching & Learning Librarian (x2108), to arrange a class for your students. Please plan ahead to ensure that the time and date that best suits your schedule is available. Providing a class syllabus and/or copies of any relevant research assignments will ensure that your students are receiving the most relevant instruction possible.