Faculty members should consider scheduling an instruction session for their students if there is a research component to the class. Course-related library instruction is one of the most effective ways to teach students the art of research. Instructional sessions are even more effective with a specific assignment so students can practice the skills and strategies taught.

Sessions can include a general orientation to library resources and services, cover basic or advanced literature searches, or focus on a particular database or topic. Recent examples of presentations include "Finding Answers to Clinical Questions," "Advanced Medline Searching" and "Evidence-Based Medicine."

For more information or to schedule a session, contact April Adams Pace, DHSc., Associate Library Director via email at paceaa@evms.edu. Dr. Pace also serves as the Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) Discipline Director for the MD program and teaches EBM in the School of Health Professions.