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Teaching and Learning Support

Request a library session for your class

Library workshops: view a list and register

Course planning and support  offered by the library

What does learning and course support look like?

In the classroom

  • Meet your librarian (brief introduction)
  • Single class session
  • Series of visits

In the library

  • Tours of Snell Library and University Archives
  • Hands-on labs developed for your class
  • Recording studios and audiovisual software
  • Workshops (View a list)
  • Archives and Special Collections workshops
  • 3D printing


  • Web pages and guides developed for your class (examples)
  • Online Tutorials
  • Sychronous video for classes beyond the Boston campus

One on One

  • Individual and small group appointments (link to another page/ask a librarian)

What do we teach?



  • Advanced searching tips
  • Choosing databases
  • Citation management (styles, methods, software)
  • Copyright and fair use
  • Developing a research topic
  • Evaluating sources
  • Finding specific information: data, images, funding, patents, etc..
  • Literature reviews
  • Publishing and peer review
  • Searching strategically
    • Using specialized vocabulary


  • 3D design and printing
  • Archival research
  • Citation tracking and analysis
  • Contributing to Wikipedia
  • Creating audio & video projects
    • Data analysis and visualization
      • Data management
      • Data plans
      • Digital Storytelling
      • Digital humanities projects
      • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Mapping
      • Online exhibits (WordPress and Omeka)
      • Oral history
      • Primary source research
      • Production process from pre- to post
      • XML, TEI and related technologies


c.oka [at] (Christine Oka)
Library Instruction Coordinator
Tel: (617) 373-3316