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Faculty Center - Southern Indiana: Classroom Support

Paul W. Ogle Library Supporting You


Why Use Classroom Support?

Your students will:

  • be updated on available research resources and how to use them,
  • learn how to critically evaluate the quality of sources,
  • know librarians to contact for support outside of class and
  • be able to apply these skills to their Ivy Tech coursework as well as four-year institutions and the workplace.

You will:

  • be able to devote more time to your content area instruction

Types of Support

Library Instruction

We provide instruction on the skills and resources students need to find quality sources in today's information-rich world. The length and content of instructional sessions is tailored to your needs; topics include physical library resources and services, online search techniques (keywords, boolean terms, truncation, phrasing, subject terms), finding sources, resources for citing sources, how to determine if a source is trustworthy, and more. Instruction may consist of presentation, group discussion, team teaching, and/or practice exercises, and takes place in the Paul W. Ogle Library. To schedule our support of your course objectives please fill out a request form.

Lab Sessions

If your course includes labs where students research topics or cite sources during class time, librarians are available to provide point-of-need assistance. To schedule a librarian, please fill out a request form.


The library has developed a series of help guides for research-related topics such as EBSCOhost, citing sources, and evaluating websites. Librarians provide relevant handouts during instruction sessions, but students and faculty are welcome to access them online in the Help section of the Library website.


Librarians can create online guides to useful resources on the topics your students are researching. Librarians have already created LibGuides for various courses and subjects. To request a LibGuide, contact a librarian (see right).

Ivy Learn Modules

You can import Library modules (Earth Science - Sellersburg: Videos ) into Ivy Learn to provide students with easy-to-access contact information, quicklinks, help guides, etc. For more information, please contact a librarian.


Special Support

Librarians work with faculty to provide additional support to classes that require intensive subject-specific research.