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Gregg-Graniteville Library Guide for Faculty, 2021-2022: Schedule Library Instruction

Request Instruction

Please email Brandy Horne at for more information or request instruction here

Library Instruction Topics

Librarians are ready to help by teaching on topics such as:

-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

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. 

We can deliver library instruction either in person or online, and our librarians will be happy to work with you to determine the best delivery method (if online: synchronous, asynchronous, or a hybrid) for you and your students.  Click here for an overview of resources, services, and tools available to support online, flipped, or hybrid courses.

Please email Brandy Horne at for more information or request instruction here

Get Research Help

There are several ways for you and your students to get research help, either online, over the phone, or in-person.

  • --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 Book a Librarian tool
  • --Email us 
  • --Call us: 
    • 803.643.6808 - Reference department
    • 803.641.3286 - Circulation department

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 or 803-641-3320.

Getting Started:

Go to

  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.