Looking for a way to help your students with their research this term? Have you considered adding a library instruction session to your class?
If your curriculum involves a research project, working with your subject librarian can help your students choose appropriate resources, avoid plagiarism, and learn better citation practices.
In-person classes or workshops and online assignment guides can be catered specifically to your assignments and give your students strategies to do better research. For general skills, we also offer three online tutorials that are delivered through D2L. If you are interested in the content of the tutorials, contact your subject librarian with your Employee ID to be enrolled in our sample courses.
Online D2L Tutorials:
Our online tutorials, delivered through Langara’s D2L Course Management System, are helpful for both learners at the college and distance students gain library research skills. We offer:
Introduction to Research – This tutorial introduces students to library research methods and is geared toward first-year students in all disciplines. This tutorial has just been given a major renovation this summer and includes more current topics, examples, and a higher degree of interactivity to reinforce good research practices and behaviours.
Avoiding Plagiarism – Langara instructors explain plagiarism in a series of short videos. They discuss intentional and unintentional plagiarism, explain why students need to be aware of the issues and consequences, and provide clear solutions to protect their academic integrity.
Can I Use This? Evaluating Your Sources – This brand new online tutorial provides students with a 5W (Who, What, Where, When Why) Framework to apply to resources that they find both through the library and online. Short videos walk students through the evaluation process with several example resource. Help your students make better decisions about the resources they include in their papers.
Your subject librarians can work closely with you to develop an in-person library tutorial that introduces your students to library resources and research skills. By providing copies of your assignments or discussing your student’s specific needs, we can make sure that these tutorials are useful and extremely relevant. Bringing your classes to the library for hands-on learning is very useful, but activities and tutorials can be delivered in your classroom as well.
Online Assignment Guides:
Give your students a road map to your research assignment! Your subject librarian will create a customized guide with recommendations of resources and search strategies. See examples of research guides and the updated general subject guides here: http://langara.ca/library/research-help/assignment-help/index.html.
To book any kind of library instruction for your Fall 2017 classes or if you have other questions about how the library can help, please feel free to get in touch with your subject librarian.