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Library Instruction

Library Research Tutorials

  • Library Research Tutorial 
    This modular tutorial takes the student through the research process, beginning with how to write a research question. It also includes information on database searching, scholarship, citation, and evaluation. Each of the modules includes learning materials, a video and an interactive quiz. There is also a final assessment quiz at the end that can be emailed to the student, or to the faculty member.  To embed this tutorial into your model classroom, use the following link:
  • Business Research Tutorial 
    This guide provides information on how to conduct various types of Business Research, including company, industry, and other business topics.  To embed this tutorial into your model classroom, use the following link:
  • Legal Research Tutorial 
    This tutorial will help UMGC students with legal research across a range of academic disciplines including business, political science, government, sociology, criminology, and computer/information science. To embed this tutorial into your model classroom, use the following link:

These guides can also be useful resources for your students to help navigate library resources and completing their assignments:

Library Modules or Course Guide

Work with a librarian to create a customized set of modules or a stand-alone, one-page course guide for your classroom. A set of library modules will take the student through the research process and will contain subject-specific information needed to perform successful research for your class. A course guide is a one-page guide that contains information on resources needed for assignments in your class. To request library modules or a course guide, please contact the library liaison for your department.

Library Instruction Session

Beginning in spring 2022, in an effort to reach more students, and streamline processes, the Library will be replacing our typical instruction sections with larger group sessions, tutorials, and enhanced learning materials.   

In the absence of librarian visits, we encourage instructors to help build students’ research skills by requesting library modules or course guides and linking students to library website guides and tutorials, such as the following:  

Library Webinars

The Library is currently offering Webinars on citation and other topics.  If you have suggestions for other topics, please contact us to let us know what you would like to see as a group help topic.