Library Instruction

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Teaching and Consulting

Library Instruction is a collaborative service provided by our expert subject librarians. 

Subject librarians will work with you to help students:

  • Develop research questions and construct research strategies
  • Find and evaluate relevant sources
  • Synthesize and use information
  • Generate and narrow topics
  • Understand the information cycle
  • Cite sources

Subject librarians also provide one-on-one research consultations to students. Encourage your students to contact their subject librarian for individualized research assistance.

Online Support

Learn more about how our librarians provide online support for courses and departments beyond in-person instruction.

Embed Library Content into Canvas

The St. Thomas Libraries provide access to thousands of unique journals, streaming videos, streaming audio, and hundreds of databases for teaching and research. We encourage you to place direct links to these resources within Canvas.

Course Materials

Collaborate with library staff to build and deliver a list of course materials in Canvas. Easily add citations for electronic and physical items from our collections and request digitization and short-term licensing. The traditional Course Reserves service, where physical items are placed on shelves behind the desk for short-term loans, is also available.

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open Educational Resources present an alternative to the rising costs of education and provides an opportunity to try new ways of teaching and learning, many of which are more collaborative and participatory.

Research and Course Guides

View subject, department, and course-specific guides as well as tutorials on all aspects of research and the libraries, all created by our expert subject librarians.