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Library Resources

Library Resources for Faculty

Fair Use FAQ for Professors (PDF)
This guide explains when and if you can share a copyrighted material in your class or Blackboard.

Fair Use For Software Preservation (PDF)
This guide explains when and if you can copy and save software programs for continued access to digital files when file conversion is not available.

Checklist to Evaluate Library Research Assignments
A guide to evaluate your assignment descriptions to ensure student success with assignments which utilize library research.

Library Services

Library Services for Faculty are available in the Faculty Resources Box on the Library Tab in Portal

Course Design Research Request: Request library resources for courses in Blackboard.

Library Instruction Session Request: Request an in-class instruction session for your course.

Embedded Librarian Request: Embedded library support for Blackboard is available for on-line and on-campus course with heavy research focus such as capstones, research methods courses, thesis, and doctoral research courses. Embedded Librarians answer student library questions and serve as a resource for both faculty and students. Email Elaine Gustafson for more information.

Reserve Request Form: Complete and print the Reserve Request Form found in the link or in the library. Bring books or articles, with the completed form, to Shannon Mueller in the library office. Please allow 1-2 business days for items to be ready for Reserve checkout.

Journal Alerts: Request emails that include the table of contents plus links to full-text articles for new issues of a specific journal title. Note that journal alerts for CUAA journals are available from EBSCO, ProQuest and Sage, but not Science Direct.

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The following websites include freely available ebooks which can be used as textbooks in some courses. The CUW Library does not assume responsibility for content from these sites and cannot guarantee availability or functionality. Copyright compliance is the responsibility of the user.

Subjects: Arts, Business, Education, Humanities, Math, Science, and Social Science

OER Commons
Subjects: Arts, Business, Humanities, Applied Science, Math, Science, and Social Sciences

Subjects: Arts, Business, Humanities, Math, Social Science, and Technology

University of Minnesota Open Textbook Library
Subjects: Business, Education, Humanities, Math, Medicine, Science, and Technology