Welcome to Library Essentials, a collection of workshops for English 100 sections (including 100A, 190, and ELI 100) that introduce students to basic library services and resources, print and digital. The workshops are designed to help English instructors address the Written Communication (FW) "information literacy" requirement of their courses. The Library Essentials workshops are scheduled during regular class time and meet in Hamilton Library classrooms to provide students hands-on instruction on computer workstations. The 2014 Library Essentials Program includes a menu of seven workshops. Instructors can register for a maximum of four (4) workshops. You can choose up to three (3) General Research workshops and the one (1) Hawaii (Local Research) workshop.


Workshop Descriptions

Basic Resources
Introduces students to basic library resources enabling them to find books and journal articles for their research papers.

Evaluating Sources for Academic Writing
Introduces students to the types of sources that are appropriate for academic writing. Students will conduct searches and then identify and justify why the sources they have chosen are credible and appropriate to use in academic arguments.

Foundational Research Skills
Introduces basic library principles such as concept identification, search strategy, document types, search tools, citation recognition, understanding of scholarly information, and more.

Improving Internet Searching
Presents students with tools and strategies to search the Internet more quickly and effectively.

Formulating a Research Question
Discusses the process of developing a general topic into a working research question. After formulating a research question, students will begin researching their question in several library databases. Note, your class must have a research assignment to register for this class and students must come with research topics.

Ethical Use of Information
Focuses on using information ethically. Students perform several exercises that help them understand plagiarism, citations, and patchwriting.

Hawaii (Local Research)

Hawaii (Local Research)
Introduces students to the Hawaiian Collection and covers basic research strategies for locating and accessing books, journals, and other library resources specific to the student's Hawaii-based research assignments found in the collection's closed stacks. The Basic Resources workshop is a prerequisite to this workshop.


Request a Workshop

To request a workshop, fill out the form below. You will receive a reply either confirming your request or informing you that the date/time you requested was not available. If the time is not available, you will have an opportunity to request alternate times. Although we will try to honor your request, please understand that teaching space and staffing in the library is extremely limited and fills up fast throughout the semester.

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Select up to three (3) of the six general workshops below:

















































AND, if desired, select the additional workshop below










Form revised: 2014-08-22