Rentschler Library and Niihka
There are two ways that Rentschler Librarians can help make your class's Niihka experience a success. One way is that we can help you find useful library resources, tutorials, and links that can be integrated into Niihka so that your students can have easy access to getting started on their research. See the "Suggested Library Links for Niihka" (below) for examples.
Another way is to request an embedded librarian during a peak research time for your class. The embedded librarian can help answer students' research questions & share relevant search strategies at the students' point of need. This service can be the most productive when it follows a library instruction session taught by the embedded librarian since the students will have a "face" to go with the thread, but library instruction is not a requirement. Availability is limited, so please speak with a librarian early in the semester if you are interested.
See what students had to say about having library resources embedded in Niihka during our 2011 Fall pilot usability testing results (pdf / 44.6KB).
Suggested Library Links for Niihka
Please note that the library also has several basic research templates already created in Niihka so that you can provide your class with starting points for locating books, scholarly articles, pro/con resources, etc.from within your course site. See the instructions at right, or talk to one of our librarians about how to embed one of our core templates into your Niihka course.
Research Templates in Niihka
- General Research
- Evaluating Resources
- Pro / Con or Argumentative Projects
- Literary Criticism
- Speeches & Rhetorical Analysis
- General Research for Web Classes (Regionals)
- Research in Education
- Rentschler Library's Website
- Research Help
- Helpful Guides
- Citing Resources
Within LibGuides, you can link directly to a guide for the general subject area being taught. Each guide contains librarian-selected resources for finding books, articles, news, and citation help for that particular discipline.
For one-on-one assistance, please contact Instructional Designer Dustin Sponsler at 513.785.3240, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For general assistance & tutorials, visit the links below.