David O. McKay Library Entrance


During your library orientation a professional librarian will introduce you to the research tools and resources that will assist you in all research needs while a student at BYU-Idaho. You can come to an orientation at anytime, but most students find it to be most helpful after they have received their research assignment from their teacher and understand its requirements.

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Q. Who should come to a library orientation?

Any student on campus is welcome to come to a library orientation. However, some teachers require you to come as part of a research writing assignment.

Q. How long are the orientations?

Orientations typically last the length of a typical class period which is 1 hour.

Q. What is typically covered in the library orientation?

Usually the library will introduce the following topics:

  • Navigating the library website
  • The most popular research databases
  • Best practices for searching library databases
  • Saving your sources for quick reference later


Juliann Self
Information Literacy Librarian
MCK 132
(208) 496-9523

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