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New Faculty: Library Instructions for Your Students

Welcome to Rutgers. We have prepared this guide to the Rutgers University Libraries to help you get started even before you arrive on campus.

Importance of Library Instructions

Library instructions can help your students

  • be familiar with library databases and services
  • find the books or articles for their studies and research
  • determine if the information is authoritative, current or reliable

How to incorporate library instructions into your class?

We are here to help your students!

There are many ways to incorporate library instructions into your classes. 

Locate a Subject Research Guide (LibGuide).  Check out the page for Libguides (  Find a Libguide that pertains to your class and provide a link to the LibGuide for your students.

Contact a librarian and schedule a library session.  Librarians can teach your students how to use the library resources.  Please look up the directory of librarians and find one who works in your subject area. (

Embed us in  your course web site. Do you have a site on Sakai, eCollege or Blackboard?  Be sure to add a librarian on your course management site.  The librarian can guide your students locating books or journal articles etc.

Link to our library videos.  We have created a number of videos that address frequently asked questions.  Visit our channel on YouTube and link to any video that would be helpful to your students.

Refer your students to a librarian.  A student may sometimes need individual attention on doing research.  Consider telling the student to contact a librarian who can provide guidance on locating resources.

Subject Guide

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Mei Ling Lo
Mathematical Sciences and Physics Library

113 Hill Center

Busch Campus

Piscataway, NJ 08854

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