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Research Instruction

Instruction in the use of both online and print library resources is provided for individuals, groups and classes upon request.
  • In-library instruction sessions designed to meet the specific needs of the individual, class and/or group. Please contact the Reference Desk at 360.416.7847 or  to schedule instruction sessions. Please include 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.  For the Whidbey campus, call (360) 679-5321 or email Librarian Erin Vonnahme, (360)679-5321.

  • 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:

  • SKILL, the library's online information literacy and academic integrity tutorial also is available for self-paced instruction at  NOTE: Please let students know that they MUST register with their names and birth date if they want to be able to email their quiz results.

  • Using Canvas?  The Library offers a five-module Library Research Skills course.  Select individual modules or the entire course to import into your class via Canvas Commons.  Email Elena Bianco for assistance.