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Public Policy Institute: Custom Library Workshops

Overview of Library Resources (30-45 min)Schedule your class

This library workshop is designed to be a general overview of the library's resources for new public policy students.  At the end of this session, students will be able to find resources using the library's databases (Academic Search Complete, ProQuest Central, etc.). 


Advanced Research for Graduate Students (30-45 min)Schedule your class

This in-depth library workshop is designed to assist public policy graduate students with their capstone, thesis, or dissertation research.  At the end of this session, students will be able to use the library's resources to successfully complete their final research project. 


Assignment Specific Research Workshop (30-45 min)Schedule your class

Send us your public policy research assignment and we will create a custom library workshop lesson to meet the needs of your students.  Students will learn how to use library resources to complete their assignment.


Student Research Day (2nd visit to the library) (50 min)Schedule your class

This session is designed as a follow-up to the assignment specific research workshop.  Before the session, students must have a research topic and an upcoming research assignment due.  During this session, students will spend most of the class period working on their research with the help of a librarian.  A librarian will be available to answer questions from students.  The librarian can also provide students with database and keyword recommendations based on each individual research topic.  Students will have the opportunity to ask a librarian about their research, citations, sources, or the library databases.  This session will be held in either the Johnson Computer Lab or a computer classroom.


Teaching online?  Swisher Library now offers live synchronous online library instruction via Schedule your classBlackboard Collaborate Ultra.  All our library workshops are available online in an electronic format.