Library Instruction Classes

General Library Instruction

General Library Introduction, Tour and Scavenger Hunt

In these two sessions, students will complete a scavenger hunt utilizing print and online resources found at the library. The first session covers online resources, and the second provides a tour of the library, and time to start the scavenger hunt assignment.

General Library Instruction Session

This session covers much of the same material that is offered in the Library Competency class that all students are required to take. Topics include navigating the library webpage, searching the library catalog, navigating online databases, requesting materials through Interlibrary Loan, and how to access articles through a database.


Getting Started with Research

Topics covered in this session will include identifying key words, how to develop a search strategy, using Boolean logic, how to use keywords to do an effective search, how to navigate the library catalog, and how to navigate a general library database. This can also be tailored to a specific topic or discipline, if desired.


Subject-Specific Instruction

Have a research project? Let our librarians show you what resources are available specifically for that discipline and how to effectively search and navigate them. We can also go over any specific resources you may want your students to know. This session will include how to search the library catalog, databases, how to request materials through Interlibrary Loan, how to use the citation features in the database.


LibGuide Creation

Librarians can create a specialized research guide, known as a LibGuide, for your class or a specific assignment. We can include books, databases, websites or any specific resources you request. Visit Libguides.methodist.edu for examples.

Subject Liaisons