• Instruction for Your Students

    A significant part of our mission is to provide students with the skills they will need to do research in your courses.  These skills are sometimes overlooked because assumptions are made that students are getting this instruction someplace else (think back to when you were a student--you may have experienced that yourself). Bush Library's instruction programs are designed to support the scholarly learning activities of students, faculty, and staff. The skills, sources and systems taught, however, are adaptable for a life-long use of information.

    New students

    You can help ensure that all Hamline students are prepared for research by inviting a librarian into your class. If you teach English 1110, a first-year seminar, or a core course in any of the graduate schools, it is especially important that you schedule an introduction to doing research at Hamline.

    First-year undergraduate courses:  If you teach English 1110 or a first-year seminar, a librarian will contact you to schedule a session. 
    New graduate student courses:  If you teach one of the core programs in the graduate schools, your library liaison will contact you to schedule a session.

    Information Literacy

    Information literacy is one of the learning outcome goals at Hamline. Learn how the library's information literacy instruction can help your students become proficient in this important topic.

    Advanced Research

    You can also make sure your students are prepared to do research for a specific course or discipline--a session with a librarian can both improve the quality of students' research and save them time.   If you are teaching a course that requires research in anything other than our general databases, e.g. Academic Search Premier or Expanded Academic, we can schedule a session--and create a research guide--to help lead your students to the best books, databases, reference sources, and websites for their assignments.  Browse some of the research guides created for programs and courses.

    Possible topics: 

    • Finding and getting materials beyond CLICnet (worldcat, U of MN and other catalogs); specialized databases (LexisNexis, Art Full Text, Sage);
    • specialized websites (government and policy websites);
    • advanced search methods for any database;
    • significant resources in a particular discipline.

    To schedule an advanced session, contact your library liaison.

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