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The Valparaiso Campus Library offers instruction in many ways:
- In person, either one-on-one or in a group classroom setting.
- Virtually via email, phone, or web based instruction
- Self- guided handouts on how to find materials in the library
- Via CREDO Instruct - an interactive tutorial that can be embedded into the classroom
- Google Search Tips - a guide to better internet searching
Below you will find examples of a lesson plan for in-class library instruction.
Course Research Guides
Below you will find some examples of research guides prepared for in-class library instruction sessions.
This research guide covers the common assignment for IVYT 111.
This research guide is used as an example for faculty and covers English 111 topics.
This guide was used in the Spring 2019 semester for N. Haskin's Psychology 101 course.
Below you will find examples of self-guided instructional handouts available in the library.
These handouts cover how to find types of materials using a variety of databases:
Using CREDO Reference, CQ Researcher, Gale Biography in Context, and Britannica
Using article databases EBSCOhost, ProQuest’s Research Library, and Gale PowerSearch
Finding Electronic Books
Using Ebook Central (ProQuest), eBook Collection (EBSCO), and Skillsoft books
Using Films on Demand, EBSCO Images, and Naxos Music Library
The handouts below show how to use a specific database.
CREDO Instruct - Ivy Tech Library Information Literacy tutorials made up six modules with topics ranging from basic research skills, selecting and evaluating resources, and citation skills.