Recognizing and effectively using scholarly information resources is not an innate ability. Instruction in library research strategies and information literacy should be provided to all students. Your academic library will offer a variety of instructional services, preferably as part of the institution's information literacy program. Instruction and subject liaison librarians at your institution will reach out to you, but you also can contact them at any time. Librarians will partner with you to help your students in a manner that fits your needs and that helps students become critical finders and users of information resources.
Learning about library research and information-seeking strategies will be most effective and meaningful when it coincides with an assignment requiring students to identify and use one or more types of academic information resources: scholarly books; peer-reviewed journals; conference proceedings; authoritative, relevant websites; etc. Library instruction can take many forms.