Library Instruction Basics
Students' research needs vary. Therefore, the instruction librarians teach about different aspects of library research and information literacy. These may include:
- Selecting an initial topic for a research paper or other research assignments
- Building multiple search terms and queries to research in databases, including Boolean operators
- Evaluating and critiquing resources based on context
- Identifying fake news, misinformation, and how it spreads
- Demonstrating how to use the library catalog (IUCAT) to find books and library databases to find journal articles
- How to access Indiana University Libraries’ interlibrary loan system (ILLiad)
- Citation help
- Creating short custom-made videos or webpages (LibGuides) for your class
For online or hybrid classes, a librarian can visit your class virtually using Zoom Video Conferencing.
Schedule a session
To schedule a library instruction session, please fill out our online Library Instruction Request Form.
For any questions or special requests, please contact Nico Casas, coordinator of library instruction, by email or phone, 219-980-6806.