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Your subject librarian
Help & how-to
We can help!
Support for your teaching and research
- Use RefWorks to organize references and prepare bibliographies (export/import instructions)
- Use Subject Guides to learn about the library collection
- Consult the Copyright Guide
- Consult the Research Data Management Guide
- Consult the Bibliometrics and Research Impact Guide
- Use intercampus and article delivery for convenient access to the library's print collection
- Use Interlibrary Loans (COLUMBO) or the BCI Card to borrow from other libraries
Consult a librarian
Schedule a consultation with your subject librarian to plan workshops, online guides, and research help for your class. See the Subject Guides for contact information.
Information literacy and student assignments
Navigating the information ecosystem is a challenging task for students. Information literacy encompasses both the basic skills required to search library databases and cite resources, and also the ability to think critically about how information is created, how authority is constructed, and the forces that impact one's access to information.
It is a lot to learn, and to teach! Concordia Libraries is dedicated to ensuring that students graduate with the information literacy skills they need, and subject librarians can assist faculty members through providing workshops and online tools, or assisting in developing assignments and rubrics that address these skills. Please contact your subject librarian with questions, requests or ideas.
To learn more about information literacy, we recommend starting with the following:
- ACRL Information Literacy Standards (2000) provides five standards by which to measure information literacy
- ACRL Framework for Information Literacy (2015) outlines six threshold concepts that help students to think critically about information creation, distribution, and use
- Project Information Literacy (ongoing) Provides data on research habits of early adults in North America
For further information and recommendations, please contact your subject librarian.