For Teachers: Research Tools
LSU's libraries offer several instructional services to writing teachers, including multimedia classrooms, research tutorials, and professional presentations. Most of these services can be set up online.
To reserve instructional services in the library for teaching purposes:
- Go to www.lib.lsu.edu/index.html.
- Click on “Services” at the top.
- Click on “Instruction” underneath “Services.”
- On the page that comes up, click “Classrooms.”
- Under “Classroom Schedules and Requests,” click “Classroom & Instruction Request Form.”
- Fill out the request form and submit it electronically.
Reservations should ideally be made at the start of the semester. For more information on reserving classrooms, refer to the following site: www.lib.lsu.edu/classroom/instructions.html.
TigerTAIL (Tutorial About Information Literacy) is a series of instructional pages and quizzes designed to help LSU students master the basics of research, including evaluating sources and avoiding plagiarism. In addition, the library has created a number of videos explaining the ins and outs of electronic research. Students should be familiar with the diversity of resources available through the library, including indexes and databases, government documents, and electronic journals. If the LSU libraries do not currently own a copy of a desired resource, ILLiad (Inter-Library Loan) is available for borrowing materials from outside of LSU.