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Gregg-Graniteville Library New Faculty Orientation: Schedule Library Instruction

Request Instruction

Please email Brandy Horne at BrandyH@usca.edu for more information or request instruction here

Library Instruction Topics

Librarians are ready to help by teaching online classes on:

-Exploring databases and catalogs
-The research process and research strategies
-Source evaluation
-Citation styles, including APA, ASA, CSE/CBE, MLA and Chicago Styles
-Zotero and Endnote
-Avoiding plagiarism and Turnitin
-Finding government information
-Finding primary sources and archival materials
-Copyright

Other information literacy topics and ideas are always open for discussion with the library faculty.

Information Literacy Instruction at UofSC Aiken

Information Literacy has been a focal point at UofSC Aiken for the last several years.

We define information literacy as: "The process of attaining the skills, knowledge, and dispositions that enable one to locate, evaluate, use and communicate information effectively for the purposes of solving a problem, making a decision, or generating new knowledge."

In support of these efforts, we've built a robust library instruction program that teaches over 200 classes and workshops each academic year.  Instruction sessions are tailored to courses and assignments, so students who attend multiple instruction sessions during their time at UofSC Aiken learn something new each time.  Our hope is that we see every student at least two to three times by the time they complete their first two years.  

Information literacy skills are vital not only for academic success, but for success beyond the classroom.  We encourage faculty to schedule library instruction for their classes, especially if the coursework involves any type of research assignment. 

COVID-19 has shifted all library instruction online, but our librarians will be happy to work with you to determine the best online delivery method (synchronous,  asynchronous, or a hybrid) for you and your students.

Please email Brandy Horne at brandyh@usca.edu for more information or request instruction here

Research Consultations

Due to COVID-19, research assistance has also moved online, but there are several ways for you and your students to get research help.

  • Look for Ask a Librarian on Library pages for options to contact us
  • Look for the red "Chat with a Librarian" tab along the right side of Library pages.  Chat is available:
    • 24 hours, Mon-Fri
    • 8:00 am to midnight, Sat and Sun
  • Schedule a research consultation via our new Book a Librarian tool
  • Email us 

Ask a Librarian

Ask a Librarian

 

Plagiarism Resources

Turnitin @ UofSC Aiken

Create a faculty account: 

To create a faculty account for the first time, contact Robert Amerson at ramerson@usca.edu or 803-641-3320.

Getting Started:

Go to Turnitin.com

  1. Add class
  2. Add assignment
  3. Configure assignment settings
  4. Students OR Instructors submit papers
  5. Interpret Originality Report

Click for more information on Turnitin.