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First Year Experience: Reference and Instruction Help

Reference Services


  • Information Literacy Sessions
    • Research instructional sessions - FYE
    • Course-specific research workshops 
  • Research Assistance
    • Email inquiries
    • One-on-one virtual consultations (Zoom\WebEx\MS Teams)


Our Reference and Instruction Librarians


‚ÄčFadia Al Akhras                                        

Wadha Ahmed 

Research Instruction Workshop

As part of the students First Year Experience, students take a compulsory Research Instruction workshop. 

Students will be enrolled in sessions in in which they will be able to answer a related worksheet.

A pass stamp will be granted for students who fulfill the requirements of the workshop. 


Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to:

  • Distinguish between the various types of information resources in order to select appropriate materials for class assignments.
  • Discover “Wikipedia-like” tools in order to provide them with multiple lenses for finding background information on their topic.
  • Identify keywords in order to conduct successful online searches.
  • Devise effective and efficient search strategies to find a range of relevant information resources.  
  • Conduct catalog and EDS (EBSCO Discovery Service) searches in order to find and locate materials available in the library
  • Evaluate the information resources to reduce the likelihood of using unreliable information.