The librarians of Nash Library are available to provide a variety of services to support the academic success of Gannon instructors and students. Instructors should reach out to one of our librarians to develop a session to support their specific assignment, course, and student needs.
Instruction sessions are completely customizable based on course needs. Please contact one of our librarians to discuss options and determine which session type or resource works best for you and your students.
Library Tour (30 minutes)
A member of the library staff leads students through the physical building highlighting:
Where to check out books
Collections and building organization
Technology in the library
Location of the Writing & Research and STEM Centers
Library Website Tour (15-20 minutes)
A librarian guides students through the online website highlighting:
Where to access various online resources (and what these resources might be)
What information is needed to access online resources
What is a Research Guide
Where to turn for online assistance
Library Catalog Demo (10 minutes)
Students will learn the basics of locating books and other materials using the library catalog.
What is in the catalog?
Accessing materials found
through the catalog
Accessing account for renewing
items & placing holds
Library Database Demo (30 minutes)
Students will learn the basics of using library databases.
What is a database?
How to select an appropriate database
Journals vs. Article
Types of information found in databases (article types, book reviews, eBooks, etc.)
Retrieving full-text articles & Other database-specific tools and features