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Library Instruction Sessions
NYUAD librarians offer a variety of library instruction sessions for students of all levels. These sessions are designed to introduce students to:
- key information literacy skills and concepts
- print and electronic resources
- library services to students
All sessions are given at the request of the class instructor and are specifically tailored to address research skills and resources needed to complete course-specific assignments and projects. Librarians work closely with faculty to develop clear goals and objectives and create a robust library instruction session.
Types of Library Instruction Sessions
These are just a few examples of Library Instruction Sessions offered at NYUAD.
Developing a Search Strategy
Brainstorming a topic, narrowing topics, identifying keywords and synonyms, and using truncation, phrase searching, or Boolean operators.
Using the Library Catalog
Finding books and videos on a topic, accessing electronic books, using call numbers to locate items in the building, and requesting items from NYU New York.
Scholarly vs. Popular Sources
Comparing and contrasting scholarly journals and magazines, and discussing the peer-review process.
Analyzing sites for credibility.
Mining Bibliographies and Finding Related Sources
Finding full text from a citation, reading citations, finding the full titles of abbreviated journal names, using the catalog and journals tab to locate items, and searching a database to find related article.
Primary vs. Secondary Sources
Comparing and distinguishing between research articles/literature reviews and primary/secondary sources.
Literature Tracking for Influential Articles
Using Web of Science, Scopus, or Google Scholar to find citation information.