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Library Resources and Services for Faculty

Workshops, Instruction, and Student Consultations

In-class sessions or specialized workshops on general library research skills or topics and resources suited to the needs of a specific course. Workshops may be offered publicly or tailored to a specific course or group, and cover a wide range of topics including literature databases, citation management, GIS tools, and data management. Contact your subject librarian to make arrangements or use this form to request a workshop.

Students benefit from one-on-one consultations for their research projects and assignments. Please encourage your TAs and students to meet with subject librarians to develop skills in the following areas:

  • Developing search strategies and finding research materials
  • Differentiating among information sources
  • Using specialized research tools (e.g. data sets, GIS, statistical packages, citation managers)
  • Assistance with special collections, manuscripts, and archives

Course Reserves, CANVAS, Resource Guides, and Streaming Media

Course reserves (OCRA): Create course reserves for your course. Library staff are available to assist you in organizing course reserves through the OCRA system. The library is committed to obtaining course materials including ebooks as well as various forms of media that will support your pedagogy.

CANVAS: Activate the link to the library guide for your specific course or discipline. Settings > Navigation > Library Resources. You can add librarians as a user in your CANVAS site and add a link to their profile page or a specialized guide to resources for your course.

Course- or Program-Specific Resource Guides: Add a guide to library holdings and other materials accessible to the students. For more information look through the list of subject guides or ask your subject librarian.

Streaming Media: Select streaming video for your course from our list of sources. For information about screening license contact eresources@brown.edu