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Library News For Instructors

Welcome to our new remote teaching guide

Have questions about how to embed/use library resources in your remote teaching?

Check out the Library's new guide to Library Resources For Remote Delivery

You'll find a variety of resources and instructions which will help you:undefined

...and much, much more.

Interactive tutorial: Doing Research

Assign all - or parts - of our new interactive information literacy tutorial


The Library's Doing Research: A Student's Guide to Finding and Using the Best Sources has four modules:

  1. Get Started on your Research
  2. Recognize Types of Information
  3. Develop your Research Strategy
  4. Evaluate your Sources

Every module should take approximately 20 minutes to complete and consists of written text, video, interactive H5P activities and a short quiz (linked through your course Moodle site) that will be graded.

These modules roughly follow the research process, so you can assign one or more of them to your students depending on the class/assignment requirements at any particular point in the course. We have instructions for embedding the modules, or component parts, into Moodle.

Tutorial usage note: the red tool bar at the bottom of each page has forward and back arrows; jump to any section using the Contents menu in the top left.

Make sure your students continue to learn Information Literacy skills

Librarians can still teach your students information skills remotelyundefined

Still can't find the resource you need to teach your students research skills for a particular assignment? Contact the Liaison Librarian for your discipline. If we don't already have an online instructional component to suit your needs, your liaison librarian may be able to create a quick demonstration screencast, or build a course page for your class to meet your specific needs for desired information literacy learning outcomes.

OPUS & remote teaching

undefinedOPUS can help with your online teaching as well as your scholarly publishing

The Library's Open PUblishing Suite of services can help you:

  • Turn your lecture notes into an eTextbook
  • Create an eJournal where students can submit papers/assignments while participating in the Peer Review process online
  • Search & discover the best OER for your teaching needs

We're here for you

We are still here to help your students with their research & citation questions

Through the AskAway chat service, librarians answered 60% more questions this past March & April compared to last year during the same time.

In this new reality of remote instruction delivery, your students still need access to research and citation style help.

Many students prefer chatting with a librarian, as they can access help at point-of-need: during their researching or while writing/citing assignments online.

If your students need research or citation help, you can refer them to the Library's Ask Us page (where they can choose to chat, email or text us).

Or you can embed our AskAway chat widget right into your Moodle site.