During a live instruction session, librarians can provide a focused lesson on one of these learning outcomes or touch on a few of them more briefly:
In addition to live class sessions, librarians can provide asynchronous instruction by:
We're happy to explore new ways of teaching with you. Please use the research instruction request form to tell us what you have in mind.
Completing your own assignment using resources available at Shenandoah can help you discover potential stumbling blocks for your students.
Librarians can help resolve problems and identify useful resources in the collections. Be sure to contact us if you would like the library to purchase materials to support your course.
Some of your students may be totally unfamiliar with scholarly sources. Our source evaluation assignments on the next tab can help them understand the characteristics of academic journal articles.
Consider including research stages and/or number and type of required sources in the assignment rubric.
Creating properly formatted citations in various styles is easier than ever, but many students have never considered the real purpose and value of citations. Our interactive tutorial can help.
Consider adapting one or more of the alternative research assignments below when
Please contact Aimee Gee if you use or adapt one of these assignments or would like to suggest something new.
Outcome: Students will consider and explain the value of potential research sources.
The two guides below include resources that can support alternative research projects in your courses.
Engaging students in crowdsourcing projects like transcriptions and Wikipedia edit-a-thons can expose them to primary historical sources and reveal processes of knowledge production.