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Faculty Toolkit

Resources for faculty on information literacy, library instruction and other library services.

Course-Integrated Instruction Sessions

You can select several options to tailor your library session to your course.  Don't see what you want listed? Contact Michael Saar (michael.saar@lamar.edu) we will create a session just for your class!

Introductory Skills

  • Library Orientation
  • Organizational Skills for College Success

Research Basics

  • Understanding the Research Process 
  • Selecting and Developing Research Topics
  • Understanding the Life Cycle of Information

Searching for Information

  • Searching Cardinal OneSearch for Articles
  • Searching the Library Catalog (Books and Videos)
  • Searching Discipline Specific Databases
  • Web Search Tips
  • Searching for Information in Non-Traditional Formats
  • Tracking Research on a Topic

Evaluating Information

  • Identifying and Interpreting Scholarly Research
  • Evaluating Online Information
  • Evaluating Authority in Different Formats
  • Differentiating Between Fact and Fiction
  • Citation Analysis

Using Information Ethically

  • Managing Citations (Refworks and Database Tools)
  • Intellectual Property and Copyright Basics
  • Using Information Ethically in a Presentation

Sessions can be held in the Gray Library 708A Computer Lab, the 702 lecture hall or your own classroom.