Help your students develop their research skills so they can find the highest-quality resources, cite sources correctly, and turn in better papers!
Librarians can demonstrate how TAs can teach their own students to navigate the research process effectively and locate and evaluate research materials—essential skills for graduate and undergraduate students.
We can develop a lesson plan, in-class activities, and presentations customized to the course assignments that can be presented either by the librarian or the TA.
Request an instruction session from your personal librarian. Topics could include
Shorter readings such as content from e-journals and book chapters are generally available online through the Course Reserves site. Other materials such as books and media items can be checked out at the Service Desk for short loan periods during the Library's operating hours.
Instructors can add items to Course reserve using the link below. (To access the request form from the Libraries' home page, on the left sidebar menu, choose Circulation > Circ Services > Course Reserve Request.)
Turnitin is a web-based solution that can find and highlight matching or unoriginal text in a written assignment. Instructors can use Turnitin to make the process of detecting plagiarism easier and more efficient. In addition, Turnitin provides students and faculty with a variety of educational resources on preventing and avoiding plagiarism, writing research papers, and citing sources.
When a paper is submitted to Turnitin, it is compared against databases of content from 3 primary collections:
For more information, please view the online guide for instructors.