Resources for librarians and information specialists

On this page, you will find resources that were specifically developed for information specialists, from presentations that you can use to train Research4Life users to exercises on creating a marketing plan for your library. Looking for marketing material to use in your institution? Check our resources.

Train-the-trainer: learn all about using Research4Life

Do you want to give a training on how to use Research4Life at your institution? Download our presentations on everything from logging into Research4Life to tips for searching discipline-specific information.

Get support for your library with our Advocacy Toolkit

Advocacy is an effective way to deliver your library’s message to a wider audience and to help librarians become part of larger organizational, local, regional, or national conversations. This toolkit explains basic mechanisms to advocate for Research4Life and other resources.

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The guidebook explains advocacy and includes exercises on how to develop an advocacy strategy.

↓ English (384 kB)
↓ Spanish (401 kB)
↓ French (505 kB)

You can use and adapt this presentation to present Research4Life to your stakeholders.

↓ English (3,414 kB)
↓ Spanish (3,352 kB)
↓ French (3,414 kB)

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Promote your library with a successful marketing plan

Our PowerPoint presentation and workbook include tips about marketing to educate and inform users at your institution about the full potential of Research4Life and its resources. You will also learn how to develop and implement a marketing plan.

↓ Download module (.ppt file, 516 kB)
↓ Download workbook (.xls file, 60 kB)

Learn about information literacy for researchers

Information literacy means knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner. This PowerPoint presentation explains the concept of information literacy and dives deeper into information-seeking strategies. Exercises are included.

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Discover how to implement Research4Life at your institution

How changes and innovations are implemented in an organization is critical for the successful introduction of new information resources. This module reviews several models and concepts for managing change and gives strategies on how to apply these methodologies to an institutional setting regarding the adoption of Research4Life.

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