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Business Librarian - Jennifer Bidwell: For Faculty

Instruction Opportunities for Faculty, Staff, and Students

As the Knauss School of Business librarian, I'm available to visit your class for Copley Library presentations. These presentations can be in the form of:

1) Assignment-specific presentation on Copley Library resources, searching tips, and/or a specific database demonstration.

2)  Online Library Tour where I give a general introduction to the Copley Library's website including business databases, business subscription journals and other periodicals, and Copley Library services such as InterLibrary Loan and San Diego Circuit. 

3) In-person Library Tour is an opportunity for students and/or faculty to learn about the Copley Library's physical spaces and collections. 

4) In-class Workshops: I can visit your class to give a workshop on the topics below.

How to Request an Instruction Session

To request a presentation or workshop for your class, feel free to email me at I will make every effort to accommodate your request. Please email me your request at least 1-2 weeks ahead of time.  

*Small Student groups are welcome to reach out to me for presentation or workshop tailored to their needs.

Instruction Opportunities




Assignment-specific presentation 30-60 min

This presentation can be tailored to your class's assignment. During this session, I will discuss:

1) Introduction to the Copley Library's website

2) Search tips and strategies and evaluating sources for credibility

3) Demonstrate 1-2 subscription databases and briefly discuss citations.

4) In-class learning activity for the students to explore the databases for their topic.

Teaching Format: In-person or Online

Online Library Tour 

10-15 min

This is a brief introduction of the Copley Library's website and online resources including a look at:

  • Business Databases
  • Business Journals
  • Interlibrary Loan (library service)

Teaching Format: Online

Library Tour 30 min

On this tour, we will explore all of the Copley Library's spaces, equipment, and collections.

Teaching Format: In-person

Introducing Bloomberg Terminals Workshop 40-50 min.

This workshop, held in KCBE 314, is designed to introduce new users to the Bloomberg Terminal. It will include creating an Bloomberg account, how to search the Terminal, and how to ask for help from Bloomberg.  

Teaching Format: In-person only

APA Citation (7th Ed.): References Workshop 30-40 min

This workshop is available in your class or as a separate workshop for your students. We will discuss the purpose of citation and how to cite an article and a book. 

Teaching Format: In-person or Online

APA Citation (7th Ed.): In-Text Citations Workshop 30-40 min

This workshop is available in your class or as a separate workshop for your students. We will discuss works credited in the text (i.e., in-text citations). 

Teaching Format: In-person or Online

Business Research 101 Workshop 40-50 min.

This workshop will provide students with overview of business research with a focus on company and industry research. Using Google Scholar in your research will be discussed as well. 

Teaching Format: In-person or Online

Business Librarian

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Jennifer Bidwell
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Knauss School of Business
Olin Hall 128
Subjects: Business