Pendergrass Library Instruction: Home
Library Instruction team
Title: Agriculture Sciences and Natural Sciences Librarian
Title: Assistant Librarian for Outreach and Instruction
Library tour: Guided tour of library website, services, and research guides; or physical library tour.
Search strategies: Overview of Boolean Operators (AND, OR, NOT), developing keywords.
Developing Research Topic: Brainstorming a topic, refining it.
OneSearch: Finding books, using call numbers, and accessing e-books.
Databases: Demos of introductory databases, e.g., Web of Science, Google Scholar.
Evaluating sources: What is a popular versus a scholarly source?
Specialized databases: Demos of specialized databases, e.g., CAB, PubMed. Learn about search terms and citation alerts.
Literature Reviews: What is one? How to do one?
Presentation hacks: Finding free images, designing posters, and delivering presentations.
Scholar 101: Conversation about trends in scholarly publishing. How the library can assist you in sharing your research output.
Citations 101: Do's and don'ts of citations, plagiarism, and the scholarly conversation.
Citation Management: Citation management software can help you save, organize, and cite sources. *Zotero Bib is recommended for undergraduates.
Who is Library Instruction Designed For?
- Undergraduate students
- Graduate students
- Research and writing intensive assignments
- Courses covering research methods
Why have library instruction?
- Introduce students to library services and resources
- Inform students of research ethics, combating plagiarism
- Strengthens students' research consultations
- Develops student information literacy skills so that they can recognize when they need information, and are able to find, evaluate, use, and communicate information.