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COVID-19 and Remote Services: We are continuing to evaluate our capacity to provide workshops and some other services remotely. Ask your Subject Librarian about options

Assignment iconLibrarians actively engage with faculty and graduate teaching assistants to integrate interdisciplinary research skills into the curriculum. Using sound instructional design practice and pedagogy, librarians develop workshops and learning materials in support of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. Reach out to your Subject Librarian!

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UW librarians work with faculty and teaching assistants to develop information workshops tailored to specific courses and assignments. By sharing the objectives of your course assignment, you can arrange for an effective information workshop tailored to the content of your course and your learning objectives for your students. Workshop topics can include:

            • selecting and using research databases
            • practicing effective search strategies
            • evaluating source credibility
            • using information effectively and ethically

Submit a request (2 weeks advance notice; see Designing Your Library Workshop for additional prerequisites) to craft a workshop that will best serve your students’ needs!

Libraries in Canvas

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All Canvas courses now feature a customized UW Libraries page featuring information tailored to your course, including relevant Research Guides and the Subject Librarian for the field. Further customization is possible by adding your librarian directly to your Canvas site as a “Librarian.” Want to further support your students’ learning? Librarians can work with you to add learning modules on scholarly journal articles, research topic development, bibliographies and more!

Using the Libraries: FAQs

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Direct your students to the Libraries’ FAQ for step-by-step tutorials to answer questions such as:

            • How do I cite a source using a specific style?
            • How do I find full-text scholarly articles in my subject?
            • How do I connect Google Scholar with UW Libraries?

Introduce your Students to Citation Style Guides and Citation Management Tools

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With a wide array of information about citation styles and links to reliable citation generators, UW Libraries Citation Style Guide can help your students create effective bibliographies at any stage. Want to get your students started with Zotero, RefWorks, EndNote or another citation manager? The Citation Style Guide can help. Students can also make an appointment for one-on-one citation management help.

Place Material on Course Reserve

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Use course reserves to put UW Libraries books, media materials, and personal copies on reserve in the library for your students to study.  We also link to electronic articles available in Libraries databases and scan print journal articles for student reserve reading. Instructors are responsible for copyright compliance.

Create Stable Links to Articles, Databases & the Catalog

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Link to articles from Libraries' databases or entries in UW Libraries Search in your syllabus, on your course website, or when emailing a student.