In an effort to develop a library collection that meets the needs of new BA courses and student research, the library will be obtaining trials of core electronic databases in the disciplines for review. We encourage faculty to "test drive" these resources by linking to the page above and providing their comments to Mary McMillan after exploring the database. Please note that the complementary trials are only available for a specific time period indicated in the descriptions.
Support for Teaching
Library Instruction and Information Literacy
The Library's commitment to Information Literacy, which fosters lifelong skills for academic and personal information seeking, is a central feature of our mission statement and department goals. The Library's student learning outcomes codify specific cognitive, behavioral and affective outcomes that gives direction to all of our instructional efforts. These outcomes are congruent with the Association of College and Research Libraries "Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education," a set of nationally recognized standards.
The Library offers a wide variety of instructional services to support classroom teaching and student success. These services include the credit-bearing course ID130: Information Literacy and hands-on workshops covering the following topics:
Using the Physical Library Collection
Locating Journal and Newspaper Articles
Using the Internet Effectively
Determining Scholarly vs. Popular Sources
Discipline Specific Research
**To request an instructional session with a librarian, please contact Melanie Sellar, our Education Services Librarian.
Faculty may place library and personal materials on reserve for students. In order to provide maximum access, all such materials are for use in the library only and for a two-hour loan period. To have an item placed on reserve (library-owned or personal) faculty must complete and submit a Reserve Request Form to the library.
The Library is creating instructional materials, including videos, to assist faculty in makig full use of Library resources in their My.Marymountpv course pages.
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