Copley Library

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Course Integrated Library Instruction

These are available on request from any of the librarians. We are able to work with you to develop a presentation targeted to the needs of students in a particular course or discipline. These can be held in the instructional classroom in Copley Library or we can come to your classroom if that is appropriate. We can work with you to develop assignments that maximize the library skills of your students.

Contact your discipline’s Library Liaison to schedule a session.


These are basic library orientations in which students will learn about the wide variety of research resources available through Copley Library. These workshops are open to all USD students, just sign up and show up. Register for a workshop

TILT: The Information Literacy Tutorial

The information literacy tutorial is designed by the University of Texas and shared with Universities around the world. It is a web-based educational tutorial that focuses on fundamental library and internet research skills. It takes about 30 minutes to complete and has printable results upon completion of each quiz. TILT is designed to be used individually and can integrate information literacy across USD’s curriculum by being assigned as a homework assignment. Register for tutorial.

Library Courses

Library 101: Research Methods (3)

The goal of this course is to instruct students in the use of an academic library’s printed and electronic resources to find and evaluate critical information for all disciplines both within libraries and on the Internet. Students are encouraged to think about how information is structured and disseminated as well as the ethical use of information in society.

Library 103: Information Literacy and Research Strategies (3)

This course will teach the skills needed to effectively gather information to support educational and research needs in diverse formats. Topics include formulating research questions, the evaluation and presentation of information, ethical uses of information, effective search methods, citation practices, exploration of multiple literacy’s, and relevant readings and writings with discussions prompted by current issues.