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RELI 505 - Library Orientation: Welcome!


About This Guide

Welcome to the Foley Center Library at Gonzaga University! This guide is your orientation to the many resources we offer.

If you have any questions about this guide or anything else about the library, you can shoot an email to your friendly neighborhood librarian using the sidebar on the right. Or chat with us at

How to Use This Guide

This guide is broken down into bite-sized chunks (okay, maybe a little bigger than a bite), which you can access by using these tabs at the top of the page:

In each tab, you will find a variety of information about that part of our library service. Don't hesitate! Dive right in!

If you see this icon . . .

. . . it means that we have provided a downloadable PDF document that makes it easy to print that tutorial.

Near the bottom of each tab, you will find a section like this . . .

. . . which lists a few challenges to give you some hands-on time with our resources.

When you have had your hands-on time, go on to the section called . . .

. . . and see how well you do! (Don't worry: these quizzes aren't graded!)

When you finish each tab, just hit the button at the bottom of the page to go on to the next tab, which looks something like this . .

. . . or click on another tab at the top of the page.

When you have completed all the tabs, take the final self-assessment and reflection.

Have fun!

Your Librarian

Theresa Kappus's picture
Theresa Kappus
Foley Center Library
502 E Boone Ave
Spokane WA 99258-0095
(509) 313-3820
Website Skype Contact: tkappus

Library Competencies

These are the library competencies we hope to give you through this guide:

  1. Familiarity with what resources Foley Center Library offers and how to access them
  2. How to log in to the various services the library offers
  3. How to find and access journal articles in online databases
  4. How to access books, both ebooks and physical books from Foley or other libraries
  5. How to use RefWorks
  6. How to get one-on-one help

At the end of this guide you will be asked to rate your confidence in each competency, and to reflect on how your understanding of these competencies might affect your work as a student.