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Library Resources to Support Online Teaching & Learning

Research Guides

Librarians have created online research guides to help your students find the best information. You can link these guides to your canvas courses or send to your students.

Tips for Online Research Assignments

  • Direct students to particular databases that you think will be most productive for their research. A librarian could create a tutorial to provide them with guidance in the resource.
  • Provide students with links to relevant ebooks and articles. You can even work with librarians to help you make your syllabus "live" with links to all relevant online sources.
  • Remind students to reach out and ask a librarian for help if they get stuck. 
  • Ask students to reflect on how they were able to find information. You may be surprised to learn their research processes.

Working with Librarians

Let research librarians help you as you prepare your courses. Research librarians can work with you to:

Embedded Librarians - Canvas

You can add a librarian to your Canvas courses with the assigned Librarian role to help students with research and answer questions quickly.  An “Ask the Librarian” discussion board is monitored by the librarian and allows students to share questions and see responses given to their classmates.

Copyright Assistance, & Citation Management

A librarian is available to assist faculty with organizing and linking library resources for a course, including articles, videos, books, e-books and e-reserves.  We can answer questions regarding the TEACH Act, copyright, and fair use guidelines.  We can also help with citing sources and drafting reference pages in any format, including: APA, MLA, AMA, Chicago, etc.


The Libraries have access to over half a million ebooks, providing you and your students with seamless access to information. Check out our eBooks page.

Streaming Media

Contact your research librarian to ask about availability of streaming media for your courses. You can also check out our guide on finding streaming media.

Primary Resources Assistance

An archivist from the Special Collections and Archives is available to assist faculty in incorporating the use of primary resources in their instruction.  We can provide instructional sessions tailored to the needs of your class and work with you on developing projects utilizing primary resources and how to analyze them.

Course Resource List

Why use Course Resource List?

Course Resource List is a tool designed to help instructors incorporate outside resources in their Canvas courses. Instructors can build reading lists that include library materials, videos, web resources, and more.


  • Identify and link directly to resources; no need to deal with link maintenance
  • Materials can be saved and reused in other courses or future semesters
  • Materials are added to Canvas so students have easy access
  • Avoid copyright issues by directly linking to electronic resources

This guide contains instructions to help get you started.  For individualized help, contact your subject librarian.