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McCormick Library Instruction Resources

Quick guide for faculty, students,and other researchers on how we can support instruction using Specal Collections and Archives materials.

Purpose of this Guide

This guide provides details on how McCormick Library staff can support teaching and learning using our materials. 

The Resources for Faculty section contains: 

  • How to initiate a class visit, discover materials, and visit our reading room. 
  • Primary source instruction resources. 
  • The kinds of instruction services we offer from a simple orientation on creating a researcher account and using our collections, to facilitating an entire class session using hands-on active learning techniques. 
  • Guidance on accessing digitized primary source materials, both at Northwestern and other locations. 

The Resources for Students section offers: 

  • A basic explanation of Special Collections and Archives materials. 
  • An overview of primary vs. secondary sources. 
  • A primer on how to locate, access, and analyze sources. 
  • Best practices and methods for carrying out primary source research.