West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

Research Instruction Sessions

A research instruction session can provide specialized instruction to help your students...

  • reduce library anxiety
  • understand the research process
  • locate books, articles and reputable web sites
  • recognize scholarly vs. popular articles
  • find statistics and government documents
  • prepare for future research needs


To request instruction by a library faculty member, contact the LIbrary using the form below. A confirmation email will be sent shortly.

To maximize the effectiveness of your research instruction session please do the following: 

  • Sessions must be requested at least 1 week in advance.
  • Assignments must be sent to the librarian instructor at least 3 days in advance.
  • Instructors must attend the session with the students.
  • Due to staffing limitations, we cannot provide general orientations; all sessions must be linked to an assignment.


 View Calendar to see if the Ranganathan Room is available for your time slot.


Research Instruction Session Request Form

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Orientation Date & Time:


Pick areas to be covered:

NOTE: Orientations are scheduled in the Library's Ranganathan Room unless you request a different location.



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