Faculty Services

Below you will find a collection of faculty services that the library offers.

Professional development


  • Archives Hub — “descriptions of archives held at over 250 institutions in the United Kingdom.
  • NIH RePORTer (National Institute of Health) – Abstracts for federally funded biomedical research projects 1972-present. 
  • Dissertation Express (UMI) — Connect to Dissertation Express as an individual and purchase digital files or loose-leaf shrinkwrapped copies of dissertations using your credit card. 

Information literacy

“Information literacy is a way of thinking.”— Craig Gibson in Student Engagement and Information Literacy

Practitioners have yet to agree on a firm definition of information literacy. Some consider it synonymous with library research skills. Others believe it to be a set of information technology utilization skills. In truth, information literacy includes both and much more. It includes the articulation of an information need and a knowledge of the resources which will potentially meet that need as well as the ability to evaluate, synthesize, and ethically/legally use the sought after information.

Resources for learning more about information literacy:

Library instruction

We want to help you teach your students how to best utilize the resources the library has to offer! If you would like us to teach a class session about research or the library, submit this form to us. We will contact you within two days of submitting this form to review your request and collect any additional information we need for planning purposes. We look forward to helping you help your students!


General resources

Free images

For additional insight regarding copyright practices, see our dedicated copyright page.

Collection development

Course reserves

Provide equal access to required reading/viewing for your students. Books, articles, and audiovisual materials may be put on reserve at the Circulation Desk. Both library-owned and personal items may be put on reserve. The library provides audiovisual viewing facilities supporting VHS, DVD, CD, and more. One hour reserves are to be used in the library only. Two hour, one day, three day, and one week reserve items may be checked out.

Students and faculty may view current course reserve items in WorldCat Discovery by selecting Course Reserves in the dropdown menu under Search in the upper left hand corner.

See the Course Reserves Policy for more information.

Free eTextbooks

Free Open Access eTextbooks