Bibliographic Instruction

All Writing 102 classes are provided with two sessions of bibliographic instruction. Scheduling is done through Mary Brown and instructors are asked to schedule at least two weeks before the date of the class.

stacks In addition, faculty in other departments are encouraged to arrange for library instruction which will be aimed at the specific needs of their classes. The library uses an “information literacy” approach to bibliographic instruction that emphasizes the skills needed to identify information needs, select and effectively use both print and online resources, and critically evaluate sources. Students are instructed on selecting and refining a research topic, thesis development, using the online catalog, search strategies for both periodical databases and the World Wide Web, evaluating print and online sources, etc.