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Sterling and Internet Workshops

Limited to the Howard University Community

Sessions are held in the Digital Learning Classroom,
Founders Library, Room 116.

To test your library and information skills, click here.

After completing the test, sign up for one of these free, hands-on sessions at the Reference Desk, Founders Library, or call (202) 806-7252, or register by e-mail: refdept@howard.edu.
Submit a Library Instruction Form for a group session, tour, individual consultation, or term paper. Following the session, you may complete an evaluation.

Sterling Web and the Internet

This class is designed for persons who have some experience with using  the Internet but desire to enhance their searching skills. Topics include searching Sterling (the online catalog), exploring databases and other reference sources that are accessible via the Howard University Libraries (HUL) Homepage, and evaluating and citing Internet sources. (1 1/2  hours)  To view the current schedule of classes, click here.

Searching Electronic Resources

Many Web-based databases in the humanities, the social sciences, and science and technology  are accessible via the libraries’ homepage.  This session includes a selection of these databases and related Internet sites, search tips and strategy, and guides for evaluating and citing electronic resources. (1 1/2 hours)  To view the current schedule of classes, click here.

Homepage Orientation: TBA

Introduction to Library Resources and Library Research

This session acquaints students with the library's services and facilities, major collections and resources accessible via the Homepage, and introduces basic strategies for doing research.  (45 minutes) To view the current schedule of classes, click here.

Research Consultations

A consultation is an opportunity for you to discuss your library research with a reference librarian or subject specialist. During the consultation, the information counselor will suggest strategies for finding information, present potential sources, and offer instruction on their use.  Complete the form or contact the appropriate information specialist/librarian to schedule a session. 

Course-Related Instruction

Subject specialists/librarians work cooperatively with faculty, including MS faculty, to design instruction that will help students use library resources effectively to complete course assignments.  These sessions may include but are not limited to:   how to search specific resources such as the MLA Bibliography; how to develop an effective search strategy;  how to locate library materials on specific subjects; how to distinguish scholarly articles from popular ones; how to search appropriate Internet sites and electronic databases; and how to use other library services. Each session includes a bibliography of reference sources. Contact the appropriate information specialist/librarian to schedule a session.  To fill out an instruction request form, click here. 

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