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Faculty Support

The Research & Instruction Department at UW Libraries strives to support students, faculty, staff, and the Wyoming community in understanding and utilizing information and digital literacies in their everyday lives.

Librarians in our department serve as liaisons to all of the different colleges and departments at the university including UW Casper, Office of Distance Education, and Graduate Education. We offer a variety of instruction services, programming, and outreach services to the UW community to support the University's mission and goals.  

All services offered by Research & Instruction are provided via a range of modalities including asynchronous tutorials and instruction, or synchronous in-person, video conference, or hybrid instruction, and more. These services are offered utilizing tools such as Research Guides, WyoCourses, Zoom, tutorials, Padlet, handouts, and more. 
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Check out the several ways that Research & Instruction can support you.
Don't see something here, or have a suggestion? Email us.  
Librarians are happy to work with classes that have a research component at any course level. These can include brief overview sessions, multiple in-depth sessions tailored to course assignments, as well as embedded instruction in WyoCourses. To request a librarian to work with your course please fill out the instruction request form
Librarians create step-by-step tutorials, research guides, or videos for your classes that support the course assignments and goals. Request a learning object for your course by filling out an instruction request

The Libraries have a variety of ways they offer support via your WyoCourse shells.  

  • You can embed discipline and course Research Guides directly into your course shell via the Library Tools tab.  
  • Our InfoLit modules can be found in Canvas Commons and cover topics related to information literacy and the research process including plagiarism, finding resources, keywords, citations, and more. We have developed packages of these tutorials including introduction to research, academic honesty, critical thinking, or discipline and H course focused packages. Or we can develop focused tutorials, videos, and quizzes for information and digital literacy skills in your course.
The libraries have many ways they can support you in developing accessible and affordable course materials for your students. 

Looking for additional ways to enhance your students’ research skills?  

  • We offer four standalone workshops aimed at helping students develop research questions, evaluate sources, understand academic honesty and plagiarism, and sharpen their skills for upper-level assignments. You can share these workshops with your classes and allow them to earn extra credit for attending--all through Canvas Commons and the SOAR platform. Check out our tutorial on importing these extra credit workshops
  • Library Coaches are peer mentors who can help your students with finding quality information about a topic for their course, find background information, or answer other questions about the Libraries.

You can consult with a librarian to find which research methods can best support your research. We support basic research tips like finding the right databases to more advanced research methods like systematic reviews and meta-analysis.  

We can provide you ways on how to develop your scholarly research identity including Google Scholar, ORCiDs, and more. Meet with a librarian or learn more about scholarly profiles and research impact

Does your research incorporate data? Meet with our Data Management Librarian or learn more about Libraries resources that support use, management, curation, and preservation of research data.   

WyoScholar, our Institutional Repository, is a great place to host published, pre-print, or supplemental versions of your publications. You can also host your conference presentations, videos, and more. Learn more about WyoScholar and other open access publishing services.

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Connect with us:

Dept. 3334
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
(307) 766-3190
(800) 442-6757