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Course-Integrated Instruction

We have many options to best suit your and your students' needs. Successful library instruction not only provides an orientation to the University Library and our resources, but also to the intellectual and social issues surrounding information. This is referred to as Information Literacy (read more in our Information Literacy Webliography).

Point of Need Instruction

Library Basics Tutorial

Your students can learn the basics of using the library through this simple tutorial.  Online video segments are integrated into this tutorial.

Research Guides

These online guides provide students with the vetted resources available by subscription or freely on the internet. They are arranged alphabetically.

Just in Time Learning

Librarians create a variety of digital learning objects in multiple formats. Here are a few samples of what is available and customizable for your course related instruction:



In-Class Instruction

Subject Specialist librarians can work with you to include library instruction in your classes.  We tailor our instruction to meet your needs.  Classes can be held in the library or in your classroom, can be one-time or multiple sessions, and the time length is flexible based on your students needs. We can teach your students about:

  • COAST, our online catalog
  • Developing search strategies
  • Scholarly research using databases and print resources
  • Web site evaluation
  • Plagiarism
  • Writing citations
  • and much more

Use our Library Instruction Request Form to request an instructional session, or contact your Subject Specialist Librarian.

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Designing Effective Assignments

Learn how to incorporate the library and Information Literacy into your assignments.  We have suggestions, examples and lessons plans to incorporate the library in your classes.  To collaborate with your subject librarian on this task please contact them directly.

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Bibliographies, Handouts, or Web Guides

A librarian will provide a customized guide (in print or on the Web) that highlights the library's resources for a specific course or subject area.  Contact your subject librarian to request.

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Information Literacy

CSULB Library Information Literacy Home

Read about the concepts and pedagogy behind Information Literacy.  Learn about how the CSULB University Library is working towards integrating information competecies and current projects and grants.

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