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Four ways to enhance instruction with resources from the Libraries

Library resources make it easy to incorporate information literacy and research skills into in-person, hybrid, or remote learning courses

The University Libraries offer a number of resources for faculty to enhance their courses this semester. Whether it's in-person, fully remote, or somewhere in between, every class benefits from the materials, services, and other resources found at the Libraries. To help instructors support students in the research process, the Libraries have prepared in-depth subject guides, instructional videos, Canvas Commons modules, and a comprehensive set of information literacy resources through Credo Instruct. These resources give students the tools and knowledge to find and evaluate sources, identify industry-leading journals and databases, navigate the technical hurdles of managing citations, and find assistance from their subject librarian.

Subject guides

A screenshot of the Chemical, Paper, and Biomedical Engineering LibGuide

Miami University librarians produce and maintain subject guides with library resources to aid research in each discipline. Adding subject guides to your course not only helps students locate books and articles, but also gives them an easy way to schedule an appointment with the subject librarian for an in-depth research consultation.

Watch: how to add a resource guide to your course [01:09] »

Instructional videos

A screenshot of the Miami University Libraries Instructional Videos YouTube channel

Library instructional videos give quick, step-by-step instructions on common library research tools and methods, ranging from tips on conducting searches, to in-depth guides to popular subject databases, to technical assistance with citation managers or accessing resources from off campus.

Visit: Miami University Libraries instructional videos »

Canvas modules

Screenshot of a video tutorial for adding an #MULibraries Canvas Commons module to a Canvas course

In Canvas Commons, you’ll find a number of modules created by librarians on popular topics like keyword generation, article searching, source evaluation, and citation. Search for #MULibraries in Canvas Commons, and see our video on importing and integrating these modules into your course.

Watch: how to import and integrate a module into your course [1:56] »

Credo Instruct

A screenshot of the Credo Instruct LibGuide

Credo Instruct is a set of 80 digital resources that help students develop information literacy. With text tutorials, videos, ineteractive exercises, quizzes, and pre and post tests, Credo is a comprehensive information literacy resource for any subject.

Learn more how to integrate Credo Instruct into your course »


The Libraries are here to support faculty this fall and every season. For questions on library resources or how to incorporate library instruction into your course, get in touch with your subject librarian.