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Designing Effective Research Assignments

Support for Instructors at OSU Libraries

You are undertaking important work as you help students use evidence from sources in new ways. Thank you for all that you do! But we don’t expect you to do this work alone. Know that the OSU Libraries has resources in the form of people as well as online instructional tools to support you.

Consultations - For Instructors or Students

Librarians in the OSU Libraries’ Research & Learning Department can introduce library research skills to your class, create class-specific library research guides, or meet one-on-one with you or your students as sticky research questions arise.  

Contact an OSU subject librarian to schedule an individual consultation and learn more. 

For any in-the-moment trouble shooting that you or your students need, use our Ask-A-Librarian service to live chat with a librarian.  

Online Guides and Canvas Modules for Students

OSU Libraries has many online guides created for you to share with your class. Popular guides include:

In addition, the OSU Libraries’ How-To Guides are Canvas-ready modules (including quizzes and sample assignments accessible via Canvas Commons - search Oregon State University Libraries) that you can incorporate into your Canvas shell and then adapt for your course. These modules teach students: