About the Instruction Sections
Sessions can be scheduled through our online request form, at the information desk in the Library, or by phone at 708-974-5234.
To sign up online
(This is a service offered for faculty members to sign up their classes for instruction sessions.)
- Check the Session Calendar to see if the date(s) you want are open. If the time is taken, contact us or choose another time.
- Second, fill out the Instruction Request Form.
Please do not assume that the session has been scheduled until you receive e-mail confirmation.
Please sign up at least two weeks prior to the requested date for your session. If you would like to schedule a session in less than two weeks time, please stop by the Information Desk in the Library or call 708-974-5234.
About Library and Information Literacy Instruction Sessions
- Identifying appropriate search tools and terms: Planning and tracking research using the library's researching mapping worksheet.
- Narrowing a research topic: Defining or modifying the information need to achieve a manageable focus: Finding and reviewing encyclopedia articles, subject headings, etc., to narrow a topic
- Historical Research: Finding primary and secondary sources. Emphasizes resources that are not available electronically, such as less current (i.e., before 1980) newspaper or magazine articles.
- Finding and Evaluating Web sites: Searching for and thinking critically about Web sites (audience, authority, bias, etc.)
- Reverse Engineering a Citation: Appropriately using bibliographies and citations to research; Locating resources (articles, books, web sites, etc) and using interlibrary loan if needed
Subject Specific Sessions
- Art Criticism and Artist Biography
- Corporations and Business Information
- Legal Research: Understanding a legal citation; locating a case or statute online; using a legal dictionary; finding interpretive material (e.g., through Findlaw.com or through Firstgov.gov)
- Literacy Criticism: Locating literacy criticism online and in print
- Finding, Evaluating, and Using Statistics
- Visual Aids for Speeches: Searching online databases and Internet resources for images; evaluating sources; using synonyms when searching; saving and printing images; introduction to copyright and fair use issues.