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Library Resources & Tips for TAs

  • Subject Librarians

    Subject Librarians are your first point of contact and can help introduce you to subject specific library resources to support your teaching and research objectives.

    Find your Subject Librarian here.

  • Instruction Support

    Teaching a lab, seminar, or class? We can help with Library Instruction!

    Librarians will work with you to support students' development of research and information literacy skills. Instruction may take the form of an in-class session, a customized online resource (i.e. a module in Canvas or a course tab in a research guide), or a virtual session through Adobe Connect, Zoom, Google Meet or another platform if the class is online.

    Some common topics are as follows:

    • identifying types of information sources used in a discipline or subject area
    • an introduction to article database searching,
    • evaluating information sources/critical thinking,
    • distinguishing between scholarly and popular sources, and
    • using citation guides and tools.
  • Research Support

    The Library has many services to support your students’ research.

    These include scheduled research consultations with a librarian, subject specific online research guides, quick reference at the reference desk, and virtual reference through Ask a Librarian.

  • Useful Guides
  • Supporting Your Graduate Studies

    The Library is here to support you as a graduate student. Your Subject Librarian is your first point of contact. Subject Librarians can help you find subject specific resources, assist with scholarly communication concerns like copyright, open access, and research data management, and help with locating tricky-to-find articles and books.

    The Library also runs workshops on topics like research impact and publishing and library resources for graduate students in collaboration with the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies’ Graduate Professional Skills; you can find current workshop offerings here.

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