Instruction at the Science & Engineering Library

Library tours, course specific or general introductions to library resources or other library instruction tailored to your class or research needs are provided by our Librarians.  Library instruction is entirely customizable – faculty can work directly with the librarian instructor to design a session tailored to a particular class’s information needs.  Instruction can take place in the library or the librarian instructor can meet with the class in its normal classroom.  Examples of topics we can cover:

  • Introduction to the Library and Library Resources *
  • Search Strategies *
  • Citing Sources, including RefWorks *
  • Evaluating Information Sources *
  • Searching the Scientific Literature *
  • Understanding the Scientific Literature *
  • Searching Patents
  • Searching the NCBI Databases
  • Finding Grants and Funding
  • Preparing a Conference Poster
  • How to Conduct a Literature Review

*  Recommended for undergraduate students

Faculty may schedule a session by calling the reference desk at 353-9474 or by contacting one of the librarian instructors listed below directly.

Librarian Instructors

Paula Carey

Librarian for Engineering and Mathematics

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Mary Foppiani

Librarian for Astronomy, Biology, and Physics

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JD Kotula

Librarian for Chemistry, Computer Science, and Earth & Environment