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Research Instruction

Any questions may be sent to the Reference Librarians at

First Year Seminars

  • Reference Librarians provide an overview of library research methods to each First Year Seminar class.

Research Instruction for Upper Level Courses

  • Reference Librarians are happy to provide research instruction sessions for upper level courses upon request.
  • Librarians work with faculty to design the session, and they create course-specific research guides on the web.

Instruction Classroom

Designing Effective Research Assignments

  • Well-designed course-related research assignments can effectively introduce students to the library research process. These guidelines are designed to help instructors provide students with a positive research experience and reinforce library use as a means of learning.

Finding Articles by Subject

Research Rescue

  • Students can sign up for individual help through our Research Rescue Program if they are having trouble finding information and sources on research topics.
  • They may sign up for a one-on-one appointment with a Reference Librarian using our Research Rescue Sign-up.
  • Students may also call (269-337-7152) or email ( to make an appointment.