Course support

The Libraries offers a wide range of support for research and learning for students and faculty, including web-based resources, supplemental instruction from subject librarians, workshops, and reference services.

Contact any of our subject librarians to learn about the resources and services available to your faculty and department.

Find my librarian

Videos for classroom instruction

The Libraries can help you obtain video content for classroom instruction

Learn about videos for classroom instruction

Supplemental instruction

Request to have a librarian visit your class and provide basic or advanced instruction on different topics involved in the research process and about using the Libraries effectively.

Instruction sessions may vary by subject, so it is best to discuss this with your librarian in advance. Sessions may include:

  • An introduction to library resources and services
  • Information on subject specific collections and related technologies
  • Instruction on search strategies, identifying and evaluating scholarly sources and other sources of information
  • Instruction on citation styles and citation management tools
  • Support for research assignments
  • Discussion of information literacy, digital literacy, and academic integrity
  • Information about other student support units such as the Academic Learning Centre and the Writing Tutors program

Guides and resources

  • Learn at the Libraries is an introduction to research and writing at the undergraduate level. The website includes:

    • short modules covering topics related to academic writing
    • searching for scholarly sources
    • evaluating research material
    • citation styles.

    The modules are interdisciplinary in nature in order to supplement diverse approaches to teaching and learning. Use any of the content from Learn at the Libraries in your course by:

    • referring students to the resource
    • sharing the link in your syllabus
    • adding the modules to UM Learn

    For more information visit the Learn at the Libraries Faculty Information page or contact your subject librarian.

Contact us

If you need subject specific help contact your subject librarian.

For other inquiries about instructional support from the Libraries contact: 

Kyle Feenstra
Coordinator, Learning & Instruction Support (Libraries)

304B Elizabeth Dafoe Library

Sarah Clark
Learning & Instruction Support Librarian

304C Elizabeth Dafoe Library