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Teaching Support: Sample Classes & Course Guides

Research & Information Literacy Skills Resources

Sample Classes

Research, inquiry and information literacy skills are crucial to students' success in university, in the workplace and as lifelong learners. 

The sample classes below cover topics commonly requested by faculty. 


Research & Information Literacy Skills - Introduction

Classes cover aspects of the research process. Students compare types of sources for different purposes, use search tools to retrieve relevant sources, evaluate information gathered, and identify resources to assist with citation.


Research for an Assignment

Classes are designed to support a specific course assignment. Students identify the type of information needed and use subject or discipline-specific resources.


Graduate Research Skills

Topics for graduate student sessions can include literature searching, discipline-specific resources, citation management and staying organized, documenting scholarly impact, identifying publications for submission, and meeting grant requirements for publication and data management.


Library Tour

Visit the library with your class for a walking tour of the library, an overview of the library services and facilities available to students. Virtual tours are available for those unable to bring their class to the library.

Course Guides

Faculty may request the creation of a Course Guide highlighting library resources relevant to a specific course. A librarian develops the guide in consultation with the instructor, often selecting resources that support specific assignments and course learning outcomes. Course guides may also contain content to assist students with searching, evaluating and citing sources. 

Faculty share these guides with students, often through Blackboard, as a resource they can return to throughout the term. 

Sample Course Guides: