Skip to main content

Library Education: Custom Instruction

Request Instruction

Faculty members, program managers, residency directors, and others may request library instruction and course support focused on the resources and research skills of greatest interest to their students, residents, and other trainees. 

The Library Education and Research Services team invites you to:

  • Request an instruction session, either at the library or embedded in your course plan.
  • Request an online learning guide, module or webinar.
  • Meet with a Librarian instructor to design a fully-integrated instruction plan for your group.
Module Topics Covered Time Required
Library Orientation
  • Library resource access on & off-campus
  • Navigating the library collection
  • Library services such as consultations, software, & systematic review support
15 minutes
Literature Review Process and Organization
  • Why conduct a literature review?
  • Planning and executing a literature review
  • Tools & Best Practices
  • Searching effectively
60 minutes
Asking Clinical Questions & Acquiring Best Evidence
  • Using the PICO format
  • Understanding levels of evidence & study types
  • Using clinical information tools to gather best available evidence
60 minutes
Maintaining Academic Integrity in Your Writing
  • Plagiarism & Self-Plagiarism
  • Appropriate use of citation, quotation, and paraphrase
  • Utilizing a reference management tool
45 minutes
Reference Management Tools
  • Why use a reference management tool?
  • Levy Library Options: Zotero, Mendeley, & EndNote
  • Reference manager demo & lesson
30 minutes
Journal Selection and Submission
  • Overview of metrics and impact factor
  • Journal selection tools: JANE & PubsHub
  • Open Access & predatory publishing
30 minutes
Article Discoverability and Promotion
  • Titles, Abstract writing, & Keyword selection
  • Social media and online portfolios
45 minutes
Conducting a Systematic Review 
  • Understanding the difference between a review and a systematic review
  • Developing a research question
  • Drafting a protocol 
  • Tools to support the Systematic Review process
60 minutes
Grey Literature: What It Is and How to Find It
  • Define & contextualize Grey Literature
  • The Inclusion of GL in published research: Why & how?
  • How to locate and identify relevant GL sources
60 minutes
Beyond PubMed: Searching Multiple Databases
  • Why go beyond PubMed?
  • Citation databases & Subject specific databases
  • Managing your results
60 minutes