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Research Instruction

**NOTE: The Libraries are closed Spring 2020, and are providing instruction online, in a variety of formats. Please fill out this form to request instruction for your courses or send an email to We also offer six standardized Library Research modules that can be imported into your courses via Canvas Commons. Find them in Commons by searching "SVC Libraries." Please email us if you need any assistance. ***

  • Face-to-face research instruction sessions: designed to meet the specific needs of the individual, class and/or group. Please fill out this form or contact the Reference Desk. At Mount Vernon, call 360.416.7847 or For the Whidbey campus, call (360) 679-5321 or email Librarian LIbby Sullivan, (360)679-5321.


    Please let us know how many students are in your class and information about the assignment, such as the type of assignment (paper, speech, etc.), potential topics, whether there are limitations on the number and type of sources and which citation format you are requiring for sources cited, if any.We ask that you schedule instruction sessions at least one week in advance.

  • Research Skills Canvas Modules:  The Library offers five Library Research Skills modules and a Library Navigation Module created for CSS 103. These modules replace the SKILL information literacy tutorial, and include quizzes and other asessment activities. Get them by going to Canvas Commons, search for SVC Library, then select modules to import into your class. Email Elena Bianco for assistance.

  • Quick Video TutorialsLinks to short, 15 minute or less Panopto tutorials you can add to your course on topics like how to search ProQuest and how to find a book.

  • LIB 201: The library offers a five-credit LIB 201: Introduction to Critical Information Studies and Research Methods course. It is aimed to help students become savvy information consumers and navigate the world of academic research. The course counts as a Social Sciences transfer credit, and also transfers directly to WWU. Contact Elena Bianco or Colleen Sanders for additional information or for Learning Community opportunities.

  • Instructor Research Consultations: For a one-on-one consultation with a librarian to facilitate personal research, stop by the reference desk during business hours. You may also e-mail reference questions to: