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Schedule Library Instruction

Schedule a General Library Instruction Session

Faculty members may request a library instruction session for individual classes. The library staff will tailor the session to the needs of your students, with an emphasis on library resources in your specific discipline.

Schedule a COMM 101 Library Instruction Session

Faculty members may request a library instruction session for their COMM 101 Oral Communication and Presentation course. The purpose of this session is to help students practice the research process, using specific library databases to find appropriate sources in preparation for a brief informative presentation on an assigned topic. The session includes an in-class assignment. After completing this session students will be able to locate and use sources from the Library’s databases to address three main points for an argument on a chosen topic and properly cite their sources. View COMM 101 Library Assignment.

Schedule an ENGL 101 Library Instruction Session

Faculty members may request a library instruction session for their ENGL 101 English Composition course. The purpose of this session is to help students locate and evaluate 2 different article sources. The session includes an in-class assignment. After completing this session students will be able to use the Library’s subscription databases to find articles that support a chosen topic or thesis statement, be able to evaluate the articles for their Relevance to that topic or thesis, and be able to identify the stronger source. View ENGL 101 Library Assignment.

Schedule a UNIV 101 Library Instruction Session

Faculty members may request a library instruction session for their UNIV 101 City – University Life course. The purpose of this session is to help students evaluate and compare two different sources of information for credibility by analyzing their Timeliness, Relevance, Accuracy, Authority and Purpose. The session includes an in-class assignment that prepares the students for their “Famous Pittsburgher” UNIV 101 assignment. After the session is completed, students will know how to find a book in the Point Park University Library, how to evaluate it as a source of information, and how it compares to another chosen source of information. View UNIV 101 Library Assignment.