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Graduate Student Services: Teaching

A guide to services and resources especially for Graduate Students at NYU Libraries

Do-it-yourself information literacy

Introducing exercises that you can assign to your students to help them develop library research skills.

These ready-to-go, downloadable exercises can provide valuable support for your teaching/learning goals, especially when your course involves a research paper.

As you plan your syllabi for the fall, consider whether your students might benefit from the exercises, which include:

  • Focusing a Topic
  • Developing a Research Question
  • Differentiating Between Primary and Secondary Sources
  • Using Google (Free Web) vs. a Subscription Database
  • Recognizing Opinion vs. Fact
  • Evaluating Sources
  • Using RefWorks to Manage Your Research
  • Is it Acceptable Use...or Plagiarism?

How to use the exercises:

  • Download any exercise (student version), then upload to NYU Classes or email it to your students.
  • Feel free to customize an exercise to more closely meet your needs or relate to your subject area.
  • Most exercises have an instructor version to provide an example of what a well completed exercise would look like

Go to our complete guide for more!

Posting library-licensed readings in NYU Classes

Many library resources, including content from e-journals, digital images, chapters from e-books, and audio and video files, can be linked to NYU Classes. Students and faculty can utilize the Libraries' vast collection of licensed electronic resources within NYU Classes' online course environment.

Get help
The library maintains a complete guide that outlines how to build copyright safe access to articles, ebooks, images, audio and video, research tutorials, and more.

Hands-On Classes
At the start of each semester, the Library offers hands-on classes showing you how to add articles and more to NYU Classes.  Keep your eye out for an email or check our classes page for current offerings.

Go to the NYU Classes Guide

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Other Campus Resources

Reserve Services
Information, including forms and policies, on how to put course materials on reserve at the library

    NYU Expository Writing Program's Writing Center
    The Writing Center is a place where any NYU student can get help with his or her writing. The Writing Center is a part of NYU's Expository Writing Program in the College of Arts and Science. It is a place where one-on-one teaching and learning occur, as students work closely with professional consultants at every stage of the writing process and on any piece of writing except for exam

    Request to add print materials or A/V media to our collections