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Library Resources for First Year Curriculum (FYS and CCC): First Year Seminar

Library Session 1: First Year Seminar: THEME: Orientation

Learning Objectives

  1. Contact the Reference Librarian
  2. Identify Library Spaces and Their Purposes
  3. Navigate and Find Basic Information from the Library Website
  4. Locate a book (print and ebook)
  5. Use Library of Congress Classification System

Activities

Before class

  1. Watch librarian welcome video
  2. Respond to survey Canvas survey about library instruction expectations

During class

  1. Tour
  2. Navigate library website - group activity
  3. Locate books and ebooks - demonstration and hands-on activity
  4. Library of Congress classification - hands-on activity
  5. Assessment - interactive quiz

 

Library Tour

Search the Library Catalog for Books or Videos

Library Session 2: First Year Seminar: THEME: Find Quality Sources

Learning Objectives

  1. Create Search Strategy Using Boolean Logic
  2. Revise Search Strategy Using Keywords and Subject Terms
  3. Locate Book
  4. Locate Journal Article and Limit to Scholarly
  5. Request Item Through Interlibrary Loan
  6. Recognize Academic Research Terminology

Activities

Before class

  1. Watch two videos about search strategies
  2. Take short ungraded quiz in Canvas

During class

  1. Create search strategy using Boolean - review and interactive activity
  2. Revise search strategy - review
  3. Locate a book - demonstration
  4. Locate a journal article
    1. Define journals - group activity
    2. Locate journal articles - demonstration
  5. Locate resources for upcoming research paper - workshop
  6. Assessment - interactive quiz

 

Search Strategies - VIEW VIDEOS BEFORE CLASS

BEFORE CLASS:

  1. View these two short videos about search strategies.
  2. Answer the quiz questions in Canvas.

Search the Library Catalog for Books or Videos

Search the Library Databases for Journal Articles

Class padlet for results

Ask a Librarian

Contact Us Directly


Liz Kielley
Technical Services Coordinator
e-mail address: ekielley@messiah.edu
Telephone: 717-691-6006 ext.3850

Liaison librarian for:

  • Communication
  • Counseling (Graduate)
  • Criminal Justice
  • Human Development & Family Science
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • Theater & Dance

Sarah Myers
Public Services Librarian
e-mail address: smyers@messiah.edu
Telephone: 717-691-6006 ext.3590

Liaison librarian for:

  • Cocurricular and External Programs
  • Education
  • English
  • Engineering
  • Graduate Education, Graduate Higher Education
  • History

Michael Rice
Digital Resources Librarian
e-mail address: mrice@messiah.edu
Telephone: 717-691-6006 ext.7069

Liaison librarian for:

  • Art & Design
  • Biblical & Religious Studies
  • Business
  • Computing, Mathematics & Physics
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Relations

Beth Transue
Instruction Coordinator
e-mail address: btransue@messiah.edu
Telephone: 717-691-6006 ext.3810

Liaison librarian for:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Health, Nutrition & Exercise Science
  • Nursing
  • Modern Languages
  • Dietetic Internship
  • Graduate Nursing Education
  • Graduate Nurse Practitioner
  • Graduate Occupational Therapy
  • Graduate Physical Therapy
  • Engle Center