Orientation Request

Library orientations are customized to your course objectives.

Instructors attend these hands-on sessions with their classes during the regular class meeting time. The orientations can cover searching for books, e-books and journal and newspaper articles using the library catalog and online Research Databases, best practices searching the Internet, or some other topic of your choosing. They are normally held in LR220, on the 2nd floor of the LRC, although orientations can also take place at the Davis or West Sacramento Center.

The request form is not monitored during Summer Session. If you need to schedule a library orientation for your class in summer, please call 916-558-2461 or visit the Research Help desk on the 2nd floor of the LRC.

Make Your Request

Not monitored during Summer! To request an orientation during Summer Session, please call 916-558-2461. Feel free to submit requests for the Fall Semester, but please be patient; you may not receive a response until the semester starts.

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Alternatives

Don’t have time in your syllabus for a customized orientation? Offer your students extra credit for attending a face-to-face orientation on their own, or assign one ore more modules of the online tutorial, PILOT.

If you have any questions about the library’s various opportunities for research instruction, please contact Sue Chen, 916-650-2760.

Testimonials

Occasionally we ask for feedback from instructors who have used orientations. Here’s a sample of what they had to say.

Students in my Public Speaking course are required to select and evaluate the most credible research they can for their presentations. Since I have been scheduling these workshops for advanced research, I have found the quality of their research (and, thus, their presentations) has improved.

The material covered was exactly what the students needed. All the important references were available in easy-to-find websites. The librarian took a lot of time to custom make the session to the course. There were actual examples that the students can already use. Definitely will enable the students work efficiently in their research project.

The librarian tapped into exactly what my students needed, including a bizarre classification that excludes most useful resources from “ethnography” and places them instead as searchable under “ethnology.”

The librarian did an excellent job connecting with my students and actually stayed behind after the session to help one of my students with specific questions he had. It was very encouraging and helpful to the student.