The Vancouver Learning Commons offers a number of services to help your students improve their research skills.
All students receive library instruction in the first term of the first year of the program to provide an overview of how to navigate the Library's resources. We also teach how to use databases effectively, particularly in terms of using subject headings.
Students often need a refresher, more course-specific research help, and/or more advanced information literacy help. Please consider scheduling a time for the librarian to come to your class.
Students and faculty are encouraged to schedule one-on-one appointments with a librarian for research help. Meetings are in-person or conducted via Zoom, and students and faculty are encouraged to bring in their own laptops. These appointments provide personal help in conceptualizing their topic, finding useful key terms, and applying database search skills to their particular topic. Contact the librarian to schedule an appointment.
Below are links to some of the online guides that might be helpful as "just in time" resources for your students. Please feel free to share them with your students throughout the course.