Brookhaven College Library QuickStarts

Faculty Resources

Instruction Sessions


Library instruction sessions can be scheduled anytime your classes meet (7:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Monday – Saturday) for any duration (20 minutes, full class, multiple classes). Sessions can be held in the Library Instruction Classroom (L266) or in your classroom. Content is customized to your students' information needs, covering such topics as the following:

  • Library databases (periodical articles, including scholarly/academic journal articles)
  • Library catalog (books/ebooks)
  • MLA or APA citation
  • Evaluating sources (websites and more)
  • NoodleTools citation management
  • Library tours
  • Microsoft PowerPoint or other presentation programs
  • Additional topics as needed

QuickStart Library Guides often accompany sessions, along with an in-class assignment providing students with hands-on practice with resources. Please adhere to the following guidelines when scheduling and attending instruction sessions:

  • Make requests at least three days before session date.
  • Instructors are required to accompany class or make appropriate arrangements.
  • To provide a syllabus or assignment, email items to Dana Corbin (

Fill out the form below to submit a request or go to the 2019 Library Instruction Request form. You will be contacted within 48 hours once your request is submitted.

Embedded Librarian


An embedded librarian can provide direct and immediate response to your students' needs via email, chat, and/or discussion boards. If you would like to have a librarian "embedded" in your eCampus presence, please email Dana Corbin.

Library Research Assignment Online


The Online Library Research Assignment consists of three videos that walk students through completing the Library Research Assignment. The first video covers search terms, the second video is over using the library catalog to find books and the third video details how to use a library databases to find articles from periodicals (journals, magazines and newspapers). Click on the link below to access the assignment.

Customized QuickStart Guide


If you would like to have a QuickStart Guide created for you subject or class, please email Dana Corbin.

infoLAB Tutorial


The infoLAB library tutorial is customized to DCCCD resources and includes an online quiz. It is a useful tool for distance learners and students who need an introduction prior to attending an instruction session. Click on the link below to access infoLAB.

Dana Corbin


Dana's Office: 972-860-4315

Reference Desk: 972- 860-4862

Email: Dana Corbin (

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