Sophomore Library Research
When students experience library instruction during the sophomore and junior years, librarians build on the introductory skills the students learned during their first year. As they advance, they are encouraged to depend increasingly on their critical thinking abilities, using the organization of information, controlled vocabularies within disciplines, and library tools to make their search for resources more efficient and more effective.
In consultation with faculty, librarians can tailor instruction sessions to meet specific needs for the individual class and for the discipline subject area. This is also an ideal time for students to learn how to manage their RefWorks records effectively for larger, more complex research efforts. Here are some learning outcomes for this period of Information Literacy advancement. Please contact your library liaison to talk about your students’ needs for these instruction sessions.