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Instruction & Workshops

Science Subject Specialists
Contact a science subject specialist for
course-integrated instruction, orientation sessions,
tutorials, and subject information.

Current Workshops

Every semester, the Marston Science Library offers a series of in depth workshops on library resources and research methodology. For a list of current workshop topics and dates, please consult our current workshops page.

Course-Integrated Instruction

The Marston Science Library provides instruction services to faculty and students of the University of Florida. We encourage faculty to be active partners with subject specialists to develop course-integrated instruction that requires students to use information skills and resources.

Please contact your science subject specialist to request an orientation session, class, or online tutorial.

Off-Campus Course Instruction

We bring the libraries to you, regardless of your location. Any instructional classes or tutorials can also be provided to your off-campus courses via polycom, or Adobe Connect. Please contact your subject specialist for more information.

Online Tutorials

Find Articles - Learn the difference between popular and scholarly journal articles and how to find articles when you have a citation, how to pick the best databases to search, and how to find articles by keyword or topic in databases.
(40 minutes)

Knovel - This brief video explains the scope of information contained in Knovel, and how searches within Knovel operate
(3 minutes)

Pub Med - Web-based learning program that will show you how to search PubMed®, the National Library of Medicine's (NLM®) journal literature search system.
(40 minutes)

Avoiding Plagiarism - Learn about the common types of plagiarism as means of avoiding them. Play through 3 interactive games that test your knowledge and receive a certificate at the end.
(Variable)

RefWorks - Learn about RefWorks, a free and easy program that helps you compile, maintain, and format bibliographic information.
(20 minutes)

Search Techniques - Find the best articles and books for your paper. Learn to choose search terms by analyzing your research topic, brainstorm alternate terms, and combine search terms and symbols into effective keyword searches.
(20 minutes)

Web of Science - Online tutorial on how to search for material within Web of Science. Also explains how to search, refine, sort, analyze, and export your search results.
(10 minutes)