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Pollak Library Spark Tutorials: Pollak Library Orientation

Tutorials regarding Pollak Library that includes information regarding Titanium, Badges and Accessibility tutorials.

Pollak Library Orientation

Pollak Library Orientation



Learning Objectives


Pollak Library Badge

Pollak Library Orientation

This badge is awarded after students pass all four Pollak Library tutorials.

Up to 60 minutes to complete four tutorials

Service and Collection badge

Services & Collections

  • Recall the research services that are available through Pollak Library.
  • Differentiate between librarians, Circulation, and Interlibrary Loan.
  • Recall the kinds of materials offered by Pollak Library.
  • Describe how to locate materials at Pollak Library.




Finding Book badge

Finding Books

  • Locate and search for books, ebooks, and streaming video.
  • Identify status of print books (e.g. checked out, available, location).
  • Describe structure and purpose of library call numbers.


15 minutes

Finding articles badge

Finding Articles & Databases

  • Define “database.”
  • Locate databases by subject.
  • Search a library database (e.g. Academic Search Premier).

15 minutes

Help and Support

Help & Support

  • Recall that Library Guides are available for many courses and subjects.
  • Locate Library Guides on a given topic.
  • Recall that Library Answers offer answers to frequently asked questions.
  • Locate Library Answers on a given topic.
  • Recall that help with research is available from Pollak Library.


10 minutes