WorkshopThe University Libraries are committed to supporting instructors and students.

While some of our in-person services are not available at this time, our staff is available to provide access to course readings, design student research assignments, teach sessions on the use of library databases and effective academic research strategies.

Here are examples of ways the Libraries can support your teaching and learning.

Assignment consultation and course integrated instruction

Work with Libraries' staff to arrange a synchronous or recorded session for your students. Get advice on assignments that help students learn to research more effectively, and get suggestions on resources that are available to support your course projects

Examples include:

    Strategies for literature reviews (tracing citations, organization, evaluation of sources, etc.)
    Getting to know the literature/databases in your discipline (e.g. databases, journals, books, etc.)
    Tools for creating bibliographies (e.g. using Zotero, EndNote, etc.)
    Library tools for collaboration (e.g. for group projects)
    Using Google as a research tool
    Finding grant funding
    and much more...

Course readings

We can help you provide links to articles, videos, online books and textbooks for your Course Readings. Our eLearning and affordable course content at the University Libraries can help save students money and provide easier access.

Course pages

Subject librarians can customize a web page of library resources to support research in an assignment, course or program.

Copyright services

Our Copyright Services program offers copyright guidance for teaching and online courses.

Canvas integration

The Libraries has ways to integrate our resources in Canvas. Some faculty also add librarians as instructors in their course website to support student research. We can also give advice on readings, images, video and other media to enrich your online course website.

Online tutorials

The Libraries has online tutorials available to help your students with starting their research, citing their sources and organizing their research.

E-books

Electronic books now make up a significant number in our collection. We purchase academic e-books, including some textbooks, that you can integrate into your courses and accessed on a wide variety of devices from laptops to ipads and tablets. Learn more about supporting eLearning with e-books.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is a complex issue. Your subject librarian can help develop assignments and lessons to ensure students understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.

The Libraries created a course on Academic Integrity and Plagiarism that is available in Canvas for students to take as an assignment.

Media and student created media

The Libraries offer support on using and creating media for instructors and students. For example, we can help with integrating media into your course including consultanting on assignment or projects and supporting students in creating media such as videos.

First Year Writing

The University Libraries, in partnership with the First Year Writing program, have developed workshops and tutorials called Intro to Library Research and is available to anyone interested in learning more about the University Libraries and academic research.

Archives and Special Collections

The University Libraries Archives and Special Collections hold millions of unique materials that provide high-quality learning experience for students. A lot of these sources are available online. The Libraries can arrange a customized presentation, based on your course topics and on original primary sources (artifacts, letters, images, personal papers, etc.).

Libraries exhibits and events

Take advantage of our online exhibits by incorporating them into your courses.

Next steps

Contact your librarian or Mariya Gyendina, Learning & Inclusion Strategist, mgyendin@umn.edu