Effective Library Assignments: Tips & Suggestions

  • Provide students with clear, designated topics. If you prefer, use the library visit as a time to explore possible library topics with the assistance of the library instructor.
  • Familiarize students with the differences between research databases and the Internet.
  • Introduce the concepts of scholarly, peer-reviewed sources as well as primary vs. secondary sources.
  • Require sources in a variety of formats: library databases, websites, books, etc.