Welcome to the Oakton Library guide for tutors. This can be a toolkit for guiding students to library resources and services.
Reference Librarians are always glad to work with you and your students to find the right materials for papers, projects, and presentations.
Oakton Librarians are also ready to help with citations.
As an Oakton student, staff or faculty member, you are entitled to a free library card.
Sign up for your library card at the front desk or circulation desk of the library.
Bring a driver's license or state ID card.
You can sign up for a library card at the Des Plaines (DP) campus or the Skokie (RHC) campus.
Your library card will not expire until you are no longer enrolled or employed at the college.
Research Guides are created by Oakton Librarians to help students find library resources. Explore these 3 categories of Research Guides to learn more about them.
2) How Do I? Research Guides are created to help library users with practical needs such as How to Access Catalogs and Databases.
Choose the How Do I? category for help with practical questions about the library or research.
3) Course Research Guides are also created for students in certain classes at Oakton.
Choose the Course Guides category to see what classes have a research guide.
The Oakton Library website and online materials are available 24/7.
The Library's Website includes:
The Library has everything you need to be a successful researcher during your time at Oakton.
Workshops are offered throughout the semester for anyone interested in learning more about the library and what it offers. These workshops are one hour drop-in sessions that are presented at both the Des Plaines and Skokie (RHC) campuses.
Students attending any library workshop will receive a certificate. Some professors will give extra credit for attending library workshops. Everyone who attends a workshop will benefit by learning about new resources and by learning new skills.
Sign up using our online form.
Please sign up for the campus where you plan to meet with the librarian!
Use the DPC form for the Des Plaines campus library and the RHC form for the Skokie campus library.