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This guide explains how you can access library services and resources, updated for the 2022-23 academic year. It includes information about hours & services available for students, faculty, and guests at the Elihu Burritt Library.
Do your students need help with research? (including topic selection, planning their search strategy, finding & evaluating materials, citing their work). Have them reserve a block of time with a librarian for online 1-on-1 research consultation & assistance. Bookings can be made at tiny.cc/bookalibrarian
The Library instruction request form may be used to schedule an information literacy session conducted in-person or online. In addition, this form may be used to request the creation of various online research aids such as a course guide, video tutorial, lesson plan, or other services to support your teaching.
Please notify us a week in advance for previously taught library instruction sessions and two weeks in advance for new library instruction sessions to ensure that we can accommodate your request. To assist in planning and get the most out of a library instruction session, the form asks you to upload a copy of the assignment or course syllabus as well as select up to two learning objectives for the instruction session.
Details on the learning objectives are found here:
Research Scope and Keyword Concepts
develop a workable research question or provisional thesis statement
determine key concepts relevant to their research and develop keywords
Overview of library website, physical resources, databases, subject guides and application of search strategies
identify where to find appropriate information sources for scholarly research
access information using effective search strategies
How to evaluate information and its sources critically
systematically and methodically analyze their own and others' assumptions
evaluate the relevance of resources in a given context
Using information effectively
identify and select the types of sources (primary/secondary, scholarly/popular) relevant to their purpose
read and utilize information from an academic article on their topic
provide in-text citations and bibliographies that are accurate and complete
quote and paraphrase information in ways that are true to the original context
distinguish between common knowledge and ideas requiring attribution
demonstrate an understanding of the ethical and legal restrictions on the use of published, confidential, and/or proprietary information
Other requests or inquiries should be directed to Susan Slaga-Metivier, Head Reference/Instruction or Martha Kruy, Reference/Instruction and Assessment Librarian.
Library Services for CCSU Faculty
Your courses are in Blackboard...and so is the Library!
You have seamless access to Library resources in all Blackboard courses including access to databases, research and citation guides and more.
We are also happy to discuss the needs of courses created in Moodle - contact Joy Hansen at email@example.com.
The purpose of Course Reserves is to assist teaching faculty by providing a facility in which there is controlled circulation of class material needed by their students. Traditional and digital course lists are accessible through CENTRAL SEARCH by Instructor or Course Name. Signing into CENTRAL SEARCH first is essential for locating the material.
You can find ways to supplement the material using Open Educational Resources (OER). It is possible to find OER in your discipline, which students can then access online. While the OER you find may not be exactly like the original textbooks or materials you used for your course, they will still provide important resources for student learning in these extraordinary circumstances.