Library Instruction and Research Help

One-on-One Consultations or Small Group Sessions

Librarians will come to your office or to a departmental meeting to deliver a training session designed to suit your specific needs. We can customize a hands-on tutorial for small groups. The length of the sessions and the content are entirely up to you (see a list of possible topics below). To set up an appointment, or to discuss your specific request, contact Alison Farrell.

Course-Specific Instruction

The most effective library instruction is tailored for and integrated into a course. Librarians can work with course instructors to develop library components and, if desired, research assignments that will complement your teaching objectives and help your students develop their information literacy skills. To arrange a session for your course, contact Karen Darby.

Faculty Orientation

New faculty are encouraged to make an appointment for a brief orientation to the library. Find out about the services and products that are available to you, such as our literature search service, in-class library instruction sessions, and more. Come with your questions and any ideas you might have about how we can help you. To request an orientation, contact Alison Farrell


Our course-specific instruction, one-on-one sessions, and group sessions may include but are not limited to the following topics:

  • How to search PubMed, CINAHL, Embase and more
  • Research Data Management
  • Research Metrics/Bibliometrics
  • Open Access and Scholarly Publishing
  • Copyright
  • Citation Management Tools
  • Google and Google Scholar
  • Evidence-Based Point of Care tools
  • Medical Apps

Suggestions and requests for other topics are welcome and much appreciated. Contact Alison Farrell, HSL Instruction Coordinator, for further information.