Librarians at Davidson are dedicated to supporting  your teaching in a variety of ways. We are available as resources for your classes, students and independent research projects.

Custom Course Guides

Course Guides and Webpages

At your request, we can prepare custom-designed guides and webpages for a specific assignment or for a series of assignments. Guides can be produced in Web, PDF, or paper formats. In addition, the librarians can update these guides each semester so that you can be sure that you have the most current information about available resources and services. Contact Cara Evanson at caevanson@davidson.edu or 704-894-2152 for more information about this service.

Support for Course Pages and Moodle

We can help you develop your course pages in Moodle. We can provide you with guides that you can upload, links to library resources, and more. If you wish, we can also participate in discussion boards and answer students' questions about research. Contact Cara Evanson at caevanson@davidson.edu or 704-894-2152 for more information.

Information Literacy Instruction

The librarians are available to meet with your class and help your students polish their research skills and learn about specific resources and research tools.

Information Literacy Instruction Services

Research Assignment Design

We can assist you with creating or updating assignments that require students to find, select, evaluate, and use information resources. Librarians have a unique perspective; at the information desk and in consultations, we help students identify, locate, and evaluate the resources they need to complete your assignments, so we often know when and where students are having problems.

Not only can we provide you with up-to-date guides and bibliographies, we can also suggest ideas, help you "road test" an assignment before you distribute it, and provide you with feedback later.

For more information, please contact Sara Swanson at saswanson@davidson.edu or 704-894-2157.

Research Assistance Services

We are happy to answer questions and help you find or locate information. We offer training for research assistants, can assist with specialized searches in databases not listed in our indexes and database pages, and provide research assistance for your students. Email us at askalibrarian@davidson.edu with questions.

  • Training for research assistants
    Just ask your research assistant to schedule a consultation, and we'll be happy to help them polish their skills so that they can better support you.
  • Specialized searches
    If you need a cited reference search, patent search, literature review, or search of a database that isn't listed on our indexes and databases pages, please contact us; we are happy to help.
  • Research assistance for your students
    We are always happy to help your students! They can stop by the Information Desk, call, email, or text us. They are also welcome to schedule an appointment to meet with a librarian one-on-one. In addition, we offer times for drop-in consultations (no appointment needed) as well as group consultations for students working on group projects. For more details, including hours, see our ask a librarian page.