Request a library session with instructional services librarian Mike DeNotto

These sessions guide students toward quality information sources and research practices. To request a session provide the information below, choose from the content and venue options, and submit the form. You may contact Mike DeNotto directly at 507-457-1511 or mdenotto@smumn.edu.



* Instructor's Name
 
* Daytime Phone
 
* E-mail Address
 
* Course Name & Number
 
* Level of students in the class (check all that apply):
  First years
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Graduate
* I use Blackboard with this class:
  Yes
No
* Number of students in class
 
* Desired date(s)
 
* Beginning & ending time
 
* Preferred venue
 

In my session please include the following:
 
Library Tour (15 minutes)
Students will tour the library and receive an introduction to library materials and services.
  Yes
No
Meet your liaison (10 minutes)
Students will receive a brief introduction to the liaison librarian for their course and learn about what services the liaison can provide to help them succeed.
  Yes
No
Navigating the library web site (10 minutes)
Students will learn how to access the library web site and locate available online resources and services.
  Yes
No
MnPALS Quick Fitz (15 minutes)
Students will learn how to access books and other materials using the library catalog and our interlibrary loan system.
  Yes
No
Specialized research databases (10-15 minutes per database)
Students will learn how to find information relevant to a specific discipline using library databases. Includes how to identify keywords and subject headings, find full text articles, and submit interlibrary loan requests from citations.
  Yes
No
Using bibliographies (20 minutes)
Students will learn how to locate full text from a bibliography or works cited list and how to read a citation. Includes use of Journal Finder.
  Yes
No
Using web sites and search engines (30 minutes)
Students will learn advanced searching techniques and criteria for evaluating web sites.
  Yes
No
Identifying scholarly journals (20 minutes)
Students will learn to differentiate between scholarly, trade, and popular journals.
  Yes
No
Plagiarism (20 minutes)
Students will learn what plagiarism is and how to avoid it. Includes introduction to ethical and disciplinary issues.
  Yes
No
Citation (10-20 minutes)
Students will be introduced to KnightCite and/or Zotero, two open source vehicles for citation management.
  Yes
No
Customized option
Request a session customized to your course or research project.
  Yes
No

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