Forsyth Library collaborates with educators to teach information literacy, research skills, and lifelong learning skills that students can transfer to other courses and apply beyond the University. These services are available to faculty, staff and students of Fort Hays State University, and to schools in the surrounding area.
Forsyth Librarians can create and tailor their instructor specifically to your topic, class, and even your assignments.specifaically to your topic, class, and even your assignments.
Topics could include:
Students will be able to choose, narrow, and broaden a research topic. They will be able to identify keywords and phrases to use when researching a topic.
General Research Sources
Students will be able to search and locate Forsyth Library items, both in print using a call number, and online, using the online catalog.
Databases: What they are and where to find them
Students will be able to define databases and scholarly articles. They will be able to identify paths to find articles and databases through Forsyth Library.
Available as an online module- this is excellent to use in a “flipped” setting before students attend a Library instruction session.
Sources and Websites Evaluation
Students will be able to analyze sources for their purpose, credibility, accuracy, authority, and relevance to their research topic.
Types of Information Sources
Students will be able to compare and contrast journals, popular magazines, and other information sources such as blogs, ads, and reference works.
Students will be able to create an account and log into ILL, request an article, and learn how to access articles received.
Students will be able to identify when to cite information using APA or MLA. They will be able to create a reference and in-text citation for a source.
Students will be able to search specialized resources for the field or specific research assignment.
Not sure how we can help? Contact your Library Liaison and we can plan the best instruction for your students!