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Library Instruction & Research Support

Library Course Support

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.

Library Instruction

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.
Topics include:

  • What is in the catalog?
  • Search strategies
  • Accessing materials found
    through the catalog
  • Accessing account for renewing
    items & placing holds
  • Getting help

Library Database Demo (30 minutes)

Students will learn the basics of using library databases.
Topics include:

  • 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