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. 

To schedule a library instruction session, please contact your Research Librarian or email

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.

Website Evaluation

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.

Research Librarians

Research librarians have specific subject expertise and can help you learn about the resources and research strategies available for your field of study.​

Phone: +971-2-628-5544