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Boatwright Memorial Library

FYS Faculty Resources

This guide focuses on information literacy, first year seminars and library resources available for faculty teaching at the University of Richmond.

Fall Library Research Sessions

Fall Goals: Basic Understanding of an Academic Library and Information Literacy

Overview: Introduces students to the resources available at Boatwright Library, including the website, catalog and research databases. Session(s) also introduce citing sources and evaluating information.

  • Finding Sources. Students will utilize the library website to locate information in order to determine how resources are used for different scholarly information needs.
  • Proper Citing and Ethical Use of Sources. Students will learn how to acknowledge the work of others in their own narratives in order to follow established conventions for citing a source.
  • Investigative Reading of Sources. Students will learn to recognize how different types of information sources have varied purposes and audiences in order to distinguish scholarly sources, primary and/or secondary sources.

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