DePaul University Libraries
Independent Learning Activities

EXPLORING THE LIBRARY: ACTIVITY
Loop Campus Library
Best for business-related topics
Richardson Library - Lincoln Park Campus
Suitable for any topic

  • Uses the Library Catalog
  • Requires browsing different types of library materials

The student identifies a subject interest and uses the computer to search the library catalog to identify the appropriate call number area for that subject. The student then browses the periodicals section, reference collection and circulating books using that call number to find relevant items.

LIBRARY SELF-GUIDED TOUR SCRIPT

Loop Campus Library
Richardson Library

  • Useful for instructor-led tour
  • Designed as self-guided tour for students
  • Best if done in conjunction with an assigned library catalog search
To assess student understanding of the library services and layout, students can respond to specific questions based on what was covered in the tour.

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