We bring the library to your class!
The librarian can meet with students in your classroom, online, or in the library to talk about library research topics such as:
- How do I evaluate databases and choose the right one for my search?
- What do I do if I’m searching and not finding anything on my topic?
- How do I develop a manageable research question or topic?
- How can I manage all my bibliographic information and citations? (e.g. Zotero, Refworks)
- How do I manage research data in the field, so that it's secure and well-organized?
- How can I code data using qualitative analysis software? (e.g. Atlas.ti)
- What role do peer-reviewed articles play in the larger scholarly economy?
- How can I make the most of the scholarly resources and learning centers at Berkeley?
We create online resources to support student learning
- We can create or adapt online exercises for students to use in learning about library resources.
- Students can use the anthropology research guide to find resources in anthropology and archaeology.
- Email us to request a customized “course guide” of resources for your particular course.
We share resources with your students
Email us or fill out the purchase form to request e/books for your course -- we can try to add ebooks even mid-semester as your classes move online. (Ebook licenses depend on the publisher: some ebooks can be licensed for unlimited users while others limit to 2-3 readers at a time).
- Printed Course Reserves: To reserve personal or library materials on two-hour loan for your students, fill out a request here.
- Resources in bCourses: To add links to the library’s ebooks and online articles, see this guide.
We can help integrate the library into your online or in-person curriculum
We can work with you to develop library components for your classes in anthropology:
- Assign exercises that encourage students to develop topics in conversation with each other and available resources, or that model how to use library resources while off-campus.
- Assign an annotated bibliography so that students a) research earlier in the term and b) learn to identify types and quality of sources.
- Have students keep a research diary that tracks their development of ideas for a topic, and reflects on their experience in library research--giving something to talk about when we meet.
- Model citation chaining, so that students can see how to go from one article to related articles in a bibliography or in Google Scholar.
- Schedule a class using archival materials at the Bancroft, so that students become familiar with historical materials beyond the contemporary book and journal article.