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Types of Library Instruction
  • Tours
    Tours are offered for individuals or groups who want or require a physical orientation to the facilities and services of the Ned R. McWherter Library. Request a tour.
  • Course Integrated Instruction
    The core of the Instruction Program is course-related instruction, in which librarians work with instructors to teach skills that students need to successfully complete course assignments and related research. The aim is to teach students information literacy skills at the point of need. Request instruction for your courses.
  • Subject Related Instruction
    Introduces a group to resources of a specific discipline. This type of instruction can be useful for new graduate or Ph.D. students, graduate assistants, organizations, and students working on group projects. Request subject related instruction.
  • Resource Specific Instruction
    Provides instruction on a specific tool or library resource. This can be especially helpful for new and updated online databases. Request resource specific instruction.
  • In-Depth Consultation
    Individual conferences provide an opportunity to discuss research and information needs with a reference librarian. These can be especially helpful for major research projects, theses, and dissertations. Request a consultation online or by calling the Research and Information Services (RIS) Desk: 901-678-2208.
  • Research and Information Services (RIS) Desk Assistance
    The Libraries' RIS Desk is staffed 85 hours a week to assist the community with library use and information gathering. An email reference service, Ask-a-Librarian, is also available. Questions may be submitted using the online request form.
  • Self Help Research Guides
    A variety of self-help guides are available on the University Libraries' web site.
  • Database Training
    The library offers training classes on specific resources. See Database Training for details.

Research and Instructional Services
121 McWherter Library
Memphis, TN  38152
Phone: (901) 678-8204
Fax: (901) 678-8218

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(901)678-2208 (Reference and Services) | (901)678-2201 (Administration) | (901)678-8218 (Fax)

Last Updated: 1/26/12