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Library Instruction: About Library Instruction

Use this guide for all things related to library instruction.

What is Information Literacy?

Information Literacy is the set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information.

Marshall University Libraries Information Literacy Plan

Library Help

Use these links for help with library related questions and issues.

These research tutorials were developed by the database companies to help you use them more efficiently.

The Library Help page answers some common questions you may have about library services and citing sources.

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Types of Library Instruction

Embedded librarians

Experienced research and instruction services specialists (AKA Reference Librarians) are available for your information literacy needs! Embedded sessions are carefully and thoughtfully planned in conjunction with the course professor so that librarians can design instruction that supports critical thinking, addresses course assignments and fosters information literacy in students.  Please plan ahead for your instruction needs because our calendars fill up quickly.

Research Consultations

In conjunction with the Writing Center located on the second floor of the Drinko Library, the Research and Instruction Services team of librarians offer one-on-one research consultations.   Go to to sign in and make an appointment!

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