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Get help using library materials and services - as a class or as an individual - instruction is available in a variety of formats!

For Students:

Library Instruction

Do your students need help conducting research? Library instruction is available to any class offered at CNU. Instruction sessions can cover a specific library database or review general research skills. A librarian will work with you to customize the session to meet your goals.  Librarians can help students:

  • Become familiar with library resources, spaces, and assistance to reduce library anxiety
  • Learn research strategies for successful searches throughout the Library’s catalog and databases
  • Focus a research topic and develop key search terms
  • Distinguish primary from secondary sources
  • Distinguish between scholarly, popular, and journalistic sources

More Information

  • Sessions can take place in the Trible Library's classroom (Room 170), your classroom, or online synchronous
  • The duration of the session can vary based on need and multiple sessions may be reserved, if desired
  • Additional support through asynchronous methods (creation of an online guide; online tutorial, etc.) is also availble upon request


  • Instruction requests should be made at least one week prior to the requested date
  • Professors should plan to attend and participate in the session
  • Provide the syllabus and/or specific assignment associated with the class visit
  • Articulate clear learning objectives with the librarian

Upon completion of the form, a librarian will contact you in a timely manner to discuss plans for the session.

For questions or additional information, please contact Matt Shelley (

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