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  • Set Up and Test Accounts
    • To access online library resources, use your Network ID login. Try connecting to one of these databases.
    • Borrow physical items with your Staff ID card. Visit the Library to activate your borrowing account.
    • Borrow items from other libraries using the Interlibrary Loan system, RACER.


  • Meet your Librarian
  • Course Resources
    • Talk to your Subject Specialist Librarian about the resources you need to support your courses, from books and databases to streaming videos and standards.
    • Review the Research Guide for your subject or program. Research Guides recommend the most relevant resources, making it easier for students to find high quality information sources. You can request a customized guide.
    • Identify any Library resources you would like to link from your Blackboard courses, such as: articles, ebooks, streamed videos, citation style guides and research guides.
    • Submit a purchase request if needed.
    • If you are using a print book or reading with your class, you may wish to place it on course reserve (short term loan).   
    • We answer copyright questions! Email with questions related to course materials (readings, Internet content, images, videos, etc.) and more.  
    • Are you interested in using Open Education Resources (OERs) in your teaching? See our Open Education support services.
  • Library Instruction for Your Students: Research & Information Literacy Skills
    • Identify any assignments on your course outline that have research components. Talk to your Subject Librarian about the type of information literacy instruction that would most benefit your students. See Teaching Support for more information.
    • Use the book a library workshop form or contact your Subject Librarian directly.
    • Encourage students to visit their Subject Librarian if they need help with research, either by dropping by the Library Reference Desk or making an appointment.


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