Share your assignments (including the due date) with your library faculty liaison. This helps us provide appropriate support when students have research questions.
What learning outcome(s) relate to the research process for the assignment?
Students may have little or no experience in doing college-level research. Providing a written assignment helps students understand the assignment and the expectations. It's also useful for librarians who may help your students with the research process.
Important: dedicate time in class to talk about the assignment so students can ask questions.
Testing your assignment can identify potential stumbling blocks to conducting research (e.g. source no longer available, not enough book copies for all students).
Contact your UCBA librarian who can help with this! We can offer options to help ensure student access to resources.