Library Research Instruction Service
           
 
Are you planning to give an assignment this semester that will require LIBRARY RESEARCH?

The Cooper Union Library offers instruction in course-specific research to promote students' skills in effectively using the Library's res
ources.
      
  What Your Students Will Learn
    
  How They Will Learn It
   
  How to Request It
              
  What Your Students Will Learn
       
  The goal of research instruction is to equip students with the skills to readily locate, evaluate and utilize information so that they may work independently, efficiently and confidently in any library research environment.

Instruction includes searching techniques for the Online Catalog (BobCat) , which includes the holdings of Cooper Union, most NYU libraries, and the New School University libraries. It also covers various reference resources and article indexes the Library provides, whether electronic or in print, as well as appropriate general Internet resources, search engines, and specialized databases. Tips on critical evaluation of sources and citation style may also be included.

The Library encourages you to work closely with the librarian who will be presenting the lecture, so that the instruction will be tailored to the specific needs of the individual class.
         
   
      How They Will Learn It
   
  Instruction sessions are usually held in the Library, but may also take place in your classroom, depending on class size, equipment available, and scheduling in the Library. The librarian assigned to your class will contact you and work out the details.
   
      
      How to Request It
 
  It is best to schedule a session when your students are ready to begin their research, so that they may make immediate use of what they learn.

A minimum of two weeks notice is required.
    
  Contact one of the following librarians to request a presentation in the appropriate subject area:
                  
        Julie Castelluzzo       Electrical and Computer Engineering       juliec@cooper.edu       ext. 178
        Claire Gunning       Art and Architecture gunning@cooper.edu ext. 189
    Thomas Micchelli Art and Architecture micche@cooper.edu ext. 179
    Carol Salomon Engineering and Science, Government Documents salomo@cooper.edu ext. 187
    
  For Humanities and Social Sciences please contact any of the librarians listed above.
 
    
  You can also fill out a Research Instruction Request Form and send it to the Library.
             
 
           
  Last updated June 12, 2012