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Library Instruction @ Dalhousie Libraries

A guide to library workshops and help venues.


Welcome to our Guide to Library Instruction @ Dalhousie Libraries. This guide has a variety of helpful links, lists and other resources about library instruction in the classroom. 

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Need Some Help? Face to Face Services


  • Send your students (or bring yourself) to the service point at any of our 5 campus libraries. Our reference hours can be found here.

Research Consultations

  • Available for students and faculty. To connect with the librarian for your subject area, click here.

 In-class Instruction

  • We are happy to visit your classroom (in person or online) to teach research and information literacy concepts. Please contact your subject librarian. You can find your subject librarian here.

Need Some Help? Online Services

Subject Guides

  • Subject guides pull together the best resources by field of study, pointing students in the right direction for their research. They also provide contact information for the subject librarians and links to other services. To look at a complete list of guides, click here.

Online help for your students

  • Send your students to us virtually! Feel free to pass along the name of the subject librarian for your field and encourage students to get in touch. They can also use the Live Help chat service for more general library-related questions. Visit the library homepage to use Live Help.

Online Tutorials

  • We have created online tutorials to answer many basic research-related questions, as well as walkthroughs of some of the more popular databases. A full list is available here.

Request a customized tutorial or research guide


  • Handouts are created as needed and as requested. If you would like a handout created on a certain topic, please contact your subject specialist. Handouts can be made available in print or online.

If you are looking for extra credit options for your students, the library has an introductory online module  and quiz on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please get in touch with us if you would like to incorporate this quiz into your course, as student responses can be collected and made available to you.